It’s time to fire up your grill and invite your family and friends over for an amazing 4th of July all plant-based BBQ! We have the best burgers and hot dogs for you to try this year. If you’re new to the plant-based world, you can check out How to Survive a Summer Cookout Without Eating Meat or read some tips and tricks on How to Make Flavorful Veggie Burgers and How to Make Vegan Sausages That Will Hold Up on the Grill.
Want more recipes for your Summer BBQs? Check out these 10 Epic Veggie Burgers to Throw on the Grill Now, 25 Vegan Barbecue Recipes Starring Fresh Veggies That Will Leave You Speechless, 30 Epic Vegan-friendly Grilling Ideas for Your July 4th Cookout and Fire Up the Grill With These 15 Savory and Saucy Vegan BBQ Dishes on National BBQ Day!
Then, get your grocery list ready because you’re going to have a tough time choosing between these 25 recipes for plant-based burgers and hot dogs from the Food Monster App for 4th of July!
Source: Seitan Burgers
Crispy, tender, and juicy, these Seitan Burgers by Sara Oliveira are the ultimate crowd-pleasing burger for a barbecue. They’re made from seitan and beans, so they’re big on protein and all the seasoning gives it that “meaty” taste. Serve these with all the fixings of a traditional burger — lettuce, sliced tomato and onion, ketchup, and a sesame seed bun for the fast food experience without having to take a trip to the drive-thru.
Source: Buffalo Tempeh Burgers
You’ll never have anything like these Buffalo Tempeh Burgers by Florian Nouh. Meaty, savory, spicy, and sweet — yes, sweet — from Medjool dates, these burgers are covered with sauce and topped with onion rings or potato chips. These burgers will be your new best friend. They’re perfect for backyard barbecues, but you shouldn’t wait for a special occasion to dive right into this recipe.
This Smoky Portobello Black Bean Burger by Megan Sadd has two meaty patties, one delicious sauce, and plenty of fixings. Smoky black bean patty is paired with juicy, marinated Portobello mushrooms caps, caramelized onions, and roasted garlic aioli. A burst of savory flavor in each bite!
Source: Tex-Mex Burgers
These Tex-Mex Burgers by Attila Hildmann are the real deal. Juicy, ‘meaty’ and packed with flavor. they will impress even the most carnivorous! Eat them with tortilla chips and extra guac’, you won’t regret it!
Get your grill ready for these Whiskey Portobello Mushroom Burgers by Natalie Tamara! The whiskey marinade, full of warm spices, makes these burgers perfect for any time of the year. They’re served alongside some grilled peppers and tucked into seeded rolls with mixed baby leaves, avocado, and a drizzle of light tahini.
Source: Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs
We understand that some might have doubts about this, but trust us — these carrot dogs actually taste like the real thing. The flavor of the carrots has just the right mixture of sweet and tanginess to it. The added flavor bonus of shredded red cabbage and spicy arugula makes it even better and a little bit more special. Drizzle these Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs with ketchup and mustard and dig in.
These 5-Ingredient Spicy Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers by Michele Elizabeth are paired with a tahini lime sauce, healthy, tasty, and store well in the freezer. These simple burgers have a hearty, earthy flavor that’s given a spicy kick from the jalapeños that is counteracted by the creamy, tangy tahini sauce. Plus they’re quick and easy to make.
These lip-smacking strips of deliciousness are messy and fun to eat. Tender, meaty homemade seitan is slathered in sticky homemade barbecue sauce, seared, and then baked until slightly crisp and caramelized around the edges. Serve these BBQ Seitan Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce from VEGANIZE IT! with a side of potato salad and coleslaw.
Source: Meat-Free Haute Dogs
Casual comfort food at its best — the iconic hot dog has been transformed into a healthy sausage link of deliciousness using plant-based ingredients: the “haute” dog! These meat-free dogs are made from tofu, wheat protein, and oat flour seasoned with a blend of savory spices to make them taste just like the American classic. Serve these Meat-Free Haute Dogs from VEGANIZE IT! with mustard, ketchup, and plenty of relish.
If you’re looking for a burger concept that’s going to sweep people right off their feet, this Hawaiian Teriyaki Chickpea Burger by Gabrielle St. Claire is everything you need! The patties are made from chickpeas, sweet potato, panko, and oats. They’re cooked in homemade teriyaki sauce, giving them the opportunity to absorb the flavor. They’re then dressed with teriyaki-grilled pineapples, jalapeño coleslaw, and creamy avocado. You get multiple textures, sweet, savory, spicy, and aesthetically the colors are varied and bright.
Source: Pineapple Jalapeño Burgers
It’s sweet, it’s spicy, and it’s a whole lotta delicious — these Pineapple Jalapeño Burgers by Melanie Sorrentino are a must-make. The patties are made from mashed chickpeas combined with chopped pineapple and jalapeño, so each bite bursts with flavor. Throw them on a bun with some barbecue sauce and vegan cheese and dig in.
Source: Pretzel Wrapped “Cheese” Dogs
These Pretzel Wrapped “Cheese” Dogs by Gabrielle St. Claire will bring you right back to your childhood summers. They are wrapped in a perfectly textured homemade dough, sprinkled with cheese inside and out, and then served with a zesty spicy mustard.
There are all kinds of goodness in these burgers — sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and millet are the base. Dates and maple syrup add a hint of sweetness, which is a nice contrast to the smoky chipotle. Lime, cilantro, and cumin add another layer of flavor, bringing these burgers to whole new level. Not only are these Maple Chipotle Sweet Potato Burgers by Heather Poire delicious, they’re also freezable, so you can make a big batch ahead of time! These burgers freeze well and reheat beautifully.
A good veggie burger is only as good as its ingredients. Black bean burgers would be terribly bland if you just smashed up some beans and made it into a patty. It needs to be treated like any entree. The varieties of flavors you can add are endless. I tend to go for a spicier burger with lots of onion, bell pepper, and a good amount of seasoning while this super simple cilantro lime sauce is a great topper for a spicy burger. These Black Bean Burgers With Cilantro Lime Sauce by Dora Daily are cool and tangy.
Source: Bánh Mì Chay Dog
Ever had a killer Bánh Mì? Did you love it? Great, you will love this Bánh Mì Chay Dog by Trine Rask too. Or do you not have any idea what I’m talking about? Let me break it down. Bánh Mì: [ɓǎɲ mî]) is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. So, a Bánh Mì is a Vietnamese street food sandwich consisting of the bread, which is traditionally a Vietnamese French baguette (made with both wheat and rice flour), some sweet ass đồ chua (pickled carrot and daikon), spicy mayo, cilantro and your preferred protein. That’s it. And it’s glorious.
Source: Shiitake Black Bean Burgers
Black beans make a dense veggie burger, but when combined with Shiitake mushrooms, they’re taken to a whole new level. Sautéed Shiitake mushrooms give these burgers a meaty and satisfying texture and they’re topped with a creamy, spicy aioli sauce that pairs so well with them. Serve these Shiitake Black Bean Burgers by Christin McKamey on toasted buns and save the remaining spicy aioli for dipping sweet potato fries — you’re going to want to.
Looking for the perfect veggie burger? Well, look no further. These Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Pickled Red Onion by Natalie Yonan are a two-for-one power combo of flavor and protein. Onions, garlic, smoked paprika, and mushrooms give it a smoky and savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the pickled red onions, and cheesy vegan sauce. Serve these on toasted buns with plenty of sliced avocado.
These Black Soybean Sliders With Chipotle-Avocado-Lime Sauce by Rachel Hanawalt are a fun and spicy finger food that pack a tasty kick! Served on a toasted bun and topped with vegetables and a creamy, spicy, and tangy chipotle-avocado-lime sauce, they’re the perfect food to serve on game day, or at any party. These little burgers are perfect when served with a big stack of vegetable fries.
Source: Carrot Hot Dogs
When it comes to recreating your favorite childhood meals, it’s all about the seasoning and these Carrot Hot Dogs by Casey Muir Taylor got it right. They’re made by boiling carrots until soft and then marinating them in a savory sauce. After that, you just fry them to make them a little crispy and … ta-dah! You have yourself a whole foods-based and budget-friendly meal that’s a childhood favorite.
Source: Kidney Bean and Tofu Burger
You do not have to give up on amazing burgers just because you decide to eat vegan. Not at all. This Kidney Bean and Tofu Burger by Ida Hemmingsson-Holl will satisfy even the most picky meat eater on the hunt for his (or her!) burger fix.
Source: Slow-Cooker BBQ Sauce
Unlike conventional, store-bought BBQ sauces that use sugar or high fructose corn syrup, this Slow-Cooker BBQ Sauce by Nora Schlesinger utilizes the natural sweetness of tomatoes and a touch of molasses. It can also be given a smoky flavor using either liquid smoke or a hefty amount of chili powder and smoky paprika. This recipe is great because you literally throw everything in the crockpot, give is a quick stir, and leave it to percolate into thick, saucy goodness.
These yummy burgers have Southern flair! They are made from black-eyed peas, oats, and buckwheat flour, so they are hearty and filling and they’re served with a smoky, sugar-free barbecue sauce. You can make these any time of year, whether it’s summer and you’re eating dinner on the porch or if it’s winter and you’re wishing for warmer days. Serve these Black-Eyed Pea Burgers With Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce by Holly Jade with some vegan cheese, onion, plenty of barbecue sauce, and your favorite greens.
Cauliflower wings are the perfect finger food for you and you friends to grub down on and this recipe is especially good. The baked breading provides a tasty, crunchy mouth feel to the cauliflower that is finished with some tangy spice from the sauce. Forget game day, these Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings With Cashew Dipping Sauce by Haley Gallerani are for every day.
If you love a little fire, something with a wow factor that’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, meet the Jalapeño Mac and Cheese Burger With Shiitake Bacon by Gabrielle St. Claire. These awesome sandwiches are a foodie dream come true. It has multiple flavor dimensions — salty, savory, spicy, and cheesy — and if you want to add a little sweetness into the mix, add a drizzle of maple syrup to the Shiitake bacon marinade.
If you’re looking to break into the world of jackfruit, you have to try this effortless recipe for Smoky BBQ Mango Jackfruit Sliders by Gabrielle St. Claire! They’re bursting with lightly sweet, slightly spicy flavor and perfectly paired with fresh, crunchy jalapeño slaw. While the jackfruit cooks, the sauce caramelizes slightly, turning a deep brown color, and adding a touch of more sweetness to the dish.
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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