smoky cheater burgers

Published May 2, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

ok. this is a recipe to spruce up your store bought veggie burgers. i used boca burgers. vegan boca burgers are great because they’re a source of convenient, lean protein, but let’s face it. they are a bit lackluster in the flavor department. after discovering the wonders of liquid smoke and vegan worcestershire in the last couple of months, i decided these would be just the ingredients i needed to give these a proper marinade. i also used mccormick montreal steak seasoning as a flavorful cheat. it has salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic, and paprika.

ps- do yourself a favor and use a grill pan or a good quality, unscratched non-stick skillet to cook these. i did not, and my pan is in the sink soaking!

1 package of vegan burger patties

canola or olive oil


1/3 c. vegan worcesteshire sauce
2 tsp. liquid smoke
2 tsp. steak seasoning


1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and brush onto both sides of patties. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.

2. Coat a skillet or grill pan with oil, and heat to medium. Add patties to pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side, brushing occasionally with marinade.

enjoy! it gives them a nice smoky taste and a caramelized type coating, with relatively little extra work.

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