Four Tips For Grilling The Perfect Veggie Burgers

Four Tips For Grilling The Perfect Veggie Burgers
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You can cook veggie burgers pretty much anywhere, but the grill is going to give you the best flavour and texture. These expert grilling tips will make sure your veggie burgers turn out just right.

Photo by Rob Sattler.

In the process of testing 17 veggie burger patties, Consumer Reports did a whole lot of grilling. And while they were grilling they learned a thing or two about getting the best out of a veggie patty. Here’s what they learned:

  1. Don’t thaw frozen veggie burgers — they can go straight from the freezer to a clean grill.
  2. Set the grill to medium heat and don’t oil the grates. Preheat the grill for 10 minutes.
  3. If the veggie burger package has grilling instructions, follow them. If no instructions are provided, cook burgers for about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Flip burgers carefully and just once, halfway through cooking, to keep them from falling apart.

Grilling is particularly useful when you want a more meat-like texture from your veggie burgers too. Plus, grilling is more fun, especially when it’s nice outside. You can also make your own burgers with a few simple ingredients.

Veggie Burgers Let You Say, ‘Make Mine Meatless’ [Consumer Reports]


  • Pefect veggie burger? Isn’t that an oxymoron, like “The perfect cancer”?
    A friend of mine brought her new boyfriend to my weekend BBQ once, he had his own veggie burgers and asked if I could clean a corner of the hotplate and if I had some spare tongs and spatula so that his burgers didn’t get contaminated by anything that has touched meat. I asked why he had even bothered to come to a BBQ and told him to just f…off. He did. See what veggie burgers do to your mind?

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