Vegan Buffalo Burger

Vegan Buffalo Burger

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Burger
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free


So this is my Vegan Buffalo Burger. That might seem a bit strange at first because it has “vegan” and “buffalo” in the name. I’ll say I was inspired by the fact that buffalo burgers supposedly have a sweet note to their taste. And somehow, when I hear the name, I associate something rustic with it. I can see open flame grills on a hot summer evening outdoors.



For the patties:

  • 15 oz (400 g) can kidney beans
  • 10 oz (300 g) Tempeh
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 medjool dates, chopped and seeded
  • 12 Tbs Tamari
  • 12 Tbs BBQ Sauce
  • salt, peper to taste

For the burger

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion rings
  • bbq sauce


For the patties:

  1. In a bowl, mash the kidney beans until you have a coarse mass. Dice the tempeh and add to the bowl.
  2. Finely dice the small onion as well as the medjool dates. Transfer to the bowl.
  3. Add tamari, BBQ sauce, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Use your hands to knead the batter until all is well mixed and it holds together well.
  5. Form patties and heat oil in a saucepan. Fry the patties on each side for 3-4 minutes.

To assemble the burger:

  1. Spread some BBQ sauce on the bottom bun. Start with lettuce, then put a patty, tomato, and what else you like. Add more BBQ sauce. Ready to enjoy!