Updated: Mar 3
So you’ll notice I’ve titled this post Best Vegan Buffalo Vegan Patty and that is solely to get away from the word [ham]burger. Not a fan of vegan foods mimicking non-vegan foods. I think the more we understand [as vegans and those who want to go vegan] that your plant-based recipes don’t have to taste like animal product the easier the entire experience will be.
Vegan food doesn’t need to have “fillers” to be filling.
One of the big things I’m always hearing from people is, “Aren’t you hungry?” And I can see why they might be concerned since most consider meat to be a significant part of a meal, however, vegan food doesn’t need to have “fillers” to be filling. Our vegan buffalo patty is a mix of organic black beans, organic quinoa, freshly chopped red onion, fresh herbs (clipped them myself) and spices. No flour or fillers needed.
Let’s get started! The lists below may look long but I promise this is one of the easiest vegan recipes to succeed at. If you have a food processor it will make everything that much easier and faster.
Vegan Buffalo Patty Ingredients List
1 c. Uncooked Organic Quinoa
(2) 15.5 oz cans Organic Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Med. Red Onion
Fresh Herbs – culantro, green onions, indian borage, sweet basil (a clipping or two)
Vegan Buffalo Sauce (quite a few options available without dairy/meat ingredients)
Spices List – Add 1 tsp of the following:
Pink Salt or Sea Salt (ground)
Parchment Paper (optional)
1/3 measuring cup (to scoop and form patties)
Prepare 1 cup of organic quinoa according to the package instruction. Tip: sprinkle 1/2 tsp of the following for flavor – organic turmeric, dried parsley, paprika and sea salt
In a food processor blend chopped red onion until coarsely chopped. Blend in fresh herb.
Add cooked quinoa to food processor on top of the onion and herbs mix. **Allow quinoa to cool some before adding to food processor.
Next, add all spices and buffalo sauce. And finally add the organic black bleans.
Blend well. It is ok if there are still a few un-chopped pieces of beans or onion, this will help with the texture of the patties. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Preheat oven to 350°
Prep a baking sheet using parchment paper or bit of olive oil.
Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out the mixture and place carefully on baking sheet. (If you find the mixture too sticky to work with refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.)
Bake for 20 minutes. Let patties rest for 5-10 minutes after removing from oven.
Pair these with your favorite vegan buns (toasted mine!) and all the veggie toppings you can handle. Enjoy!
We made six of these in our toaster oven. The recipe will make at least eight patties. But if you have extra mix leftover you can try these easy veggie brunch burritos we made – shared from my Instagram account. If your looking for more basics on vegan living check out my vegan grocery list to get started.