You can cook veggie burgers pretty much anywhere, but the grill is going to give you the best flavor and texture. These expert grilling tips will make sure your veggie burgers turn out just right.
In the process of testing 17 of the widely available veggie burger patties, Consumer Reports did a whole lot of grilling. And while they were grilling they learned a thing or two about getting the best out of a veggie patty. Here’s what they learned:
- Don’t thaw frozen veggie burgers—they can go straight from the freezer to a clean grill.
- Set the grill to medium heat and don’t oil the grates. Preheat the grill for 10 minutes.
- If the veggie burger package has grilling instructions, follow them. If no instructions are provided, cook burgers for about 5 minutes per side.
- Flip burgers carefully and just once, halfway through cooking, to keep them from falling apart.
Grilling is particularly useful when you want a more meat-like texture from your veggie burgers too. Plus, grilling is more fun, especially when it’s nice outside.