I am so excited to share this blog with you today!! I mean, just looking at these photos is making my stomach GRUMBLE! A few weeks back while scrolling the ‘gram (what else is new?! LOL!!) we came across The Cake Mama’s Instagram stories and she just so happen to be preparing meatloaf out of seitan. For those of you who don’t know what seitan is (let’s be honest, I didn’t either, LOL!) it’s the main protein of wheat and has a similar consistency and texture to meat. We were so excited about this discovery (thanks, Izabela!!) that we were instantly intrigued to start experimenting with seitan ourselves!
Today, Rachelle (our photographer and in-house recipe creator!) will be sharing the inside scoop on how she made these delicious vegan seitan burgers!
After we found out what seitan was I was super curious! I really wanted to create the perfect homemade “burger” using seitan as the main ingredient. I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time finding the perfect frozen veggie burgers at the grocery store. The recipe took me about 2 hours to complete, but I made enough to have extra to freeze. I was genuinely surprised at how much I enjoyed these burgers! I knew that I had to put them to the ultimate test and get feedback from two meat-eaters (my brother and boyfriend) when they gave me the thumbs up I knew the recipe was good to share. In my opinion, they taste very similar to the Beyond Meat burgers from A&W!!
Below you can find my step-by-step instructions on how to create these amazing vegan seitan burgers at home!
I should also mention here if you’re planning on storing these in the fridge they’ll keep for about 3-5 days. Make sure they’re in an airtight container and are covered in veggie broth to keep them moist. If you are planning on freezing them, make sure they are stacked with parchment paper separating the patties in an airtight container.
On the stove:
Heat a frying pan to medium/high heat. Baste the burgers in oil, sprinkle with seasoning salt and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes.
On the grill (recommended):
Heat the BBQ to 450. Baste the burgers with olive oil, sprinkle seasoning salt and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes.
Well, there you have it! I hope you love these burgers as much as we did, let us know in the comments below if you enjoyed this recipe. Or better yet, share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging @jillian.harris and @jhthebrand!