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Meatless Monday with the Ultimate Sriracha Veggie Burger

Welcome to the Miratel blog for another summer edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share series. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

The warmer months bring about thoughts of BBQs and backyard gatherings and that doesn’t have to change just because you’ve made the choice to go vegan. We’ve shared some great summer BBQ recipes like a Vegan Grilled Vegetable and Tofu “Lasagna” with Pesto, a Vegan Eggplant Crunchburger, a Vegan Kidney Bean & Walnut Burgers with Mississippi Comeback Sauce, a Vegan Japanese Eggplant Dog and a Vegan Bistro Beet Burger. Today we’ll be adding to this list with the ultimate sriracha veggie burger. This recipe was taken from the PETA website but was adapted from The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook by Randy Clemens. PETA is a great resource when it comes to vegan recipes for any occasion.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaisemeatless-monday-sriracha-Veggie Burger
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1 3/4 cups cooked black beans or 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 8 oz. cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 4 sesame seed buns or ciabatta rolls
  • Arugula leaves, for garnish
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, cut into long strips
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and sliced just before serving


  1. Combine the vegan mayonnaise, cumin, garlic, and 2 tablespoonfuls of the Sriracha in a small bowl and stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Spread the black beans in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel or on paper towels. Cover with an additional towel or more paper towels and pat dry.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flaxseeds and water and let sit for several minutes, until a gel forms.
  4. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they have given off their moisture and begin to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  6. Transfer to a food processor and add the beans, flaxseed gel, cilantro, garlic, remaining Sriracha, Bragg Liquid Aminos, pepper, and 1 cupful of the bread crumbs. Pulse until just combined, with some chunky bean bits still intact. Form the mixture into 4 patties and let sit while you preheat the grill. If the patties aren’t firm enough to hold their shape, incorporate additional bread crumbs by hand, then form into patties again.
  7. Lightly oil a grill or grill pan and preheat to medium-high heat. Using a metal spatula, gently transfer the patties onto the grill. Cook until well browned on both sides, about 10 minutes total, gently flipping once about halfway through. Lightly toast the buns during the last minute or two of cooking, if desired.
  8. To assemble the burger, spread the refrigerated Sriracha-cumin sauce on the top and bottom of each bun. Load each up with a patty, a small handful of arugula, and one-fourth of the red bell pepper and avocado. Serve immediately.

If you want “a gluten-free version of this burger, substitute almond flour for bread crumbs and use gluten-free hamburger buns or wrap your topped burgers in large leaves of iceberg, Boston, or Bibb lettuce.” Serve with your favourite vegan BBQ sides like grilled vegetables, potato salad or coleslaw.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.


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