Vegan Seitan Quarter Pounder Burger

Seitan Quarter Pounders

Everyone loves a giant, juicy, succulent cruelty free burger right?

More and more burger options have appeared in the past few years ranging from spiced vegetable patties to quite realistic meaty burgers. We at Super Happy Win Food have tried and tested every new product to hit the market and believe that our burger is the one burger to burger them all.

Our recipe has been refined to produce quite possibly the tastiest handmade burger known to man, and here’s what we do…

The recipe uses black beans, red onion, butternut squash and mushrooms to form the wet mixture, you can substitute green lentils for the black beans, aubergine for the butternut squash and any type of mushroom and onion. We had a lot of delicious fun experimenting with different combinations so feel free to get creative!

It’s worth mentioning that when you are forming the patties the amount you fold and knead the dough will affect the amount of bite in the final product. Work it very little to achieve a soft texture and give it several folds and knead to achieve more of a bite to your burger.

Serve them up however you like, I personally favour red onion rings, a few slices of gherkin (pickle), a slice of tomato all on a bed of lettuce with a jolly good squirt of Sriracha and mayonnaise on top.

It’s worth mentioning that this recipe makes four burgers that weight in approx 150g which is 40g larger than a quarter pound burger. You could make 6 smaller patties with this recipe but if you want something to really get your teeth into then make the four big ones!

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Seitan Quarter Pounder Burgers

Mouth wateringly good, vegan burgers!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: seitan
Servings: 4 burgers
Author: Paul


  • Food Processor
  • Steamer
  • Frying pan


  • 30g chestnut mushrooms chopped
  • 110g butternut squash chopped
  • 60g red onion
  • 90g black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 160g wheat gluten
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 60ml soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Put everything except the wheat gluten into a food processor and blend until thoroughly combined to a rough paste.
  • Add the gluten, and process on full power for about 1 minute until it forms a dough.
  • Fold and lightly knead the dough about three times.
  • Gently knead and form into four equal sized burger shapes. The more you work the dough here the tougher the burger will be so be gentle for a melt in the mouth result and work it some more for a well done finish.
  • Place directly into a steamer, no need to wrap them, and steam for 35 mins. Turing half way through.
  • Leave the patties to rest for 30 minutes before frying. This will let them firm up. You can fry them straight away for a softer finish.
  • Finish the burgers off in a frying pan with a little oil or under the grill, about 3-4 mins each side until nicely browned.
  • Serve in a bun with all your favourite burger accompaniments!


The burgers will keep for a few days in the fridge and freeze too, so you can keep some on hand for a quick, delicious meal anytime.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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