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Vegan Seitan Burger Patties

These protein-packed patties are a great alternative for those trying to incorporate more plant-based meals without the use of highly processed plant-based meats! Beetroots are a wonderful and earthy-tasting vegetable that provides a great nutritional profile and are packed with folate, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B-6, all of which support the functions of important bodily processes. Legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, and beans, are a great source of fibre, (not to mention are super delicious and versatile), which can aid in bowel movement. Not only is this recipe incredibly filling and comforting, it contains loads of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help keep you healthy and nourished!

  • Author: Annie Tsang
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 large beet, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • ½ cup cooked lentils, chickpeas, or navy beans
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cup vital wheat gluten


  1. In a food processor, add all the ingredients except for the vital wheat gluten and pulse until all ingredients are finely minced and combined.
  2. Once minced and combined, add the vital wheat gluten into the food processor and pulse until just combined. Be careful not to overmix or else the patties will be super tough and chewy!
  3. Divide the mixture into eight balls, and flatten each ball to form a patty.
  4. Place each patty into a steamer with water that is already boiling. Be sure to place the patties two inches apart as they expand as they cook!
  5. Steam the patties for 25-30 minutes, flipping them halfway. 
  6. Once steamed, they are ready to be cooked on the pan for color and a nice sear, but I suggest eating them the next day as the texture will be much meatier.
  7. Oil a cold pan and let the pan heat up on medium-high heat before cooking the patty.
  8. Once cooked, serve it with your favorite brioche bun and whatever other burger fillings your heart desires!


  • Serving Size: 1 Patty
  • Calories: 140
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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