Ah, the cheeseburger. So many happy memories of barbeques, birthday parties, and getting lost in the play area at McDonald’s. As more and more people go without animal products, they want the comfort of the food they knew and loved before. This means that vegan burgers are popping up in places you’d never expect. The rise of the impossible burger has given even the most staunch carnivores reason to stray. And they’re loving it!
But with all the emphasis on the traditional burger, The vegan cheeseburger remains somewhat of an elusive vegan treat. It has the momentous job of mimicking not one, but two animal flavors, all the while trying to set itself apart from the original. We’ve put together this list of insanely delicious cheeseburgers to make right in the comfort of your kitchen. For more awesome new recipes, download the Food Monster App!
1. Red Bean and Mushroom Cheeseburgers
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The kidney bean patty and chipotle powder are what make Iva Mrdjanov‘s protein-packed Red Bean and Mushroom Cheeseburger stand out. Everything you love about the cheeseburger with a spicy tang!
2. Cheeseburger Pizza
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This Cheeseburger Pizza by Ashley Hankins combines everything you love about both mouth-watering junk foods. Choose your topping! Will it be ketchup, mustard, or vegan pepperoni?
3. Cheeseburger Tater Tot Bites
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Most people want their burgers as big as humanly possible, but if you’re in the mood to share, Ashley Hankins‘s delicious, flaky Cheeseburger Tater Tot Bites. Perfect to share, or chow down yourself.
4. Sweet Potato Cheeseburgers with Peanut Sauce
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The sweet creaminess of sweet potato and the hearty crunch of lentils make Jacinthe Vigneault‘s Sweet Potato Cheeseburgers with Peanut Sauce a unique, flavorful treat. The added peanut sauce and beet microgreens make the burger sweeter.
5. Tandoori Masala Black Bean Cheeseburgers With Caramelized Onions and Chips
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These Tandoori Masala Black Bean Cheeseburgers With Caramelized Onions and Chips by Carla Rendon and Jessica Ruiz provide a delicious savory crunch. Just make sure you get the perfect bite: a mouthful of caramelized onion, black-bean patty, potato chip, and cheese sauce. You’ll be glad you did.
6. Jalpeño Mac and Cheese Burger With Shiitake Bacon
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If you love the mixture of cheesy and spicy, look no further than Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Jalpeño Mac and Cheese Burger With Shiitake Bacon. Dripping with mac and cheese, tasty mushrooms, and shiitake bacon, you’ll think you were right there in the (vegan) smokehouse.
7. Quinoa and Pinto Bean Cheeseburger
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Simplicity at its finest. The Quinoa and Pinto Bean Cheeseburger is packed with protein and blends perfectly with any topping your heart desires. (The recipe suggests creamy avocado, and we certainly agree.) By Tracey Tytko.
8. Raw Portobello Hemp Cheeseburgers
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Who says a cheeseburger can’t be healthy? The meaty mushroom is what provides most of Lena Ksanti‘s Raw Portobello Hemp Cheeseburgers’ protein. Packed with delicious hemp cheese and veggies, you’ll never look at mushrooms the same again.
9. Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers
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Almost too tasty for words. For anyone missing the old drive-through burgers, Rhea Parsons‘s Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers are custom-made for you. Cheesy and meaty, these burgers will make you forget all about the burgers back before you saw the light!
10. Shake Shack Copycat! Cashew Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger
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Two portobello mushrooms are packed with cheese, breaded with panko crumbs, and fried to crispy perfection. Rebekah Waters‘s Shake Shack Copycat! Cashew Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger doesn’t taste as good as the real thing… It tastes even better!
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