These Grillable BBQ Veggie Burgers are a must have at any Barbeque. They are loaded with flavors and meaty textures and they’re completely vegan. These amazing burgers are made with pantry stables and come together in less than 20 minutes. It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than these.
Made simply with red lentils, couscous and lots of spices, they make a surprising, smoky, flavorful burger patty that even meat eaters love.
The thing about burgers is they need to have a certain firm, meat like texture to really pass the burger lovers test. And these grillable BBQ veggie burgers do just that. They’re loaded with veggie protein and healthy nutrients and packed with flavors from thanks to the red curry paste, spices and tomato paste. They’re so incredibly good.
This recipe can be made into almost anything you want. They can be rolled into meatballs, made into burger patties or made into a lentil loaf. Anything goes and all options taste amazing.
Meal Prep recipe
These burger patties are great in so many ways. Tasty, meat like and packed with nutrients…and meal prep friendly too. You can make these burgers in advance and freeze them for later. I like to make a double or triple batch and freeze the extras for a later day – usually those days where I want a delicious meal, but don’t have the energy to throw even a quick burger patty together. These patties can be reheated in the oven or tossed on the grill for a quick and easy dinner.
Then it’s just a matter of topping the burger with everything you want and dinner is ready.
What’s great about this recipe:
- Super easy to make
- Ready in just 20 minutes
- Freezer friendly
- Vegan, nut free, soy free and can be gluten free
- Loaded with veggie protein
How to serve
I like to serve my Grillable BBQ Veggie burgers with all my favorite toppings. For me, that means sliced avocado, thin slices of red onions, fresh salad, ketchup and vegan mayonnaise. But you can also serve these patties as a steak substitute with a side of salad and your favorite side dishes.
Other burger topping suggestions:
- Sliced cucumbers
- Sliced tomatoes
- Thin apple slices
- Mango chutney
- Thin slices of mango
- Vegan bacon
And of course you can serve with a side of french fries, coleslaw or my favorite easy Colorful Couscous Summer Salad
How do you make these Grillable BBQ Veggie Burgers? It’s so simple:
Pour the cooked red lentils and the cooked couscous into a bowl with all the other ingredients.
Mix everything together until it’s combined and roll the lentil mix into large burger patties.
On the grill
Place the burger patties on a hot grill and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until the patty is golden on the outside.
In the oven
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Place the burger patties on the baking tray and cook them in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside.
Serve with a side of salad or in a burger bun, topped with all your favorites.
Grillable BBQ Veggie Burgers
- 1½ cup Cooked Red Lentils
- ½ cup Cooked Couscous or Quinoa
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 bunch Spring Onions Rinsed and Chopped
- 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- ½ tsp Salt
- Pour the cooked red lentils and the cooked couscous into a bowl with all the other ingredients.
- Mix everything together until it's combined and roll the lentil mix into large burger patties.
Cooking on the Grill
- Place the burger patties on a hot grill and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until the patty is golden on the outside.
Cooking in the oven
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Place the burger patties on the baking tray and cook them in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside.
- Serve with a side of salad or in a burger bun, topped with all your favorites.