Veggie Chorizo Burger

These spicy veggie chorizo burgers are perfect for grilling. Serve them with buns and your favorite toppings, like tomatoes, vegan mayo, and more!

If you have a hankering for veggie sandwiches, you might want to try this Vegan Philly Cheezsteak Sandwich or this Vegan Bulgogi.

A vegan chorizo burger sits on a plate with a plate of potato chips in the background.

I grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. Chorizo Burgers never quite made it to the menu there so that means today I’m publishing a recipe for Veggie Chorizo Burgers that I’ve never had in its original form. It seems odd to be adapting something that I’ve never tried. Can you rehabilitate that which was never habilitated in the first place? It’s deep stuff here, but I think we can get through this. My thought is this, I know great taste when I’m eating it and these spicy, tangy Veggie Chorizo Burgers are plum full of greatness.

I talk to myself a lot…but mostly when I think no one’s watching.  The other day I was deep in self-discussion when I turned to see my husband staring right at me. Where are my earbuds when I need them? At least then I could have pretended to be talking to someone else.

Oh well. He was thoroughly amused, and you know? Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself.

As you might be able to tell from the photos, we grilled these veggie burgers. A lot of homemade veggie burgers don’t hold up well on the grill, but these do. And adding a little bit of char to these mildly spicy burgers is just icing on the cake. Hmm, maybe I need to find a different metaphor. Pickles on a  burger?

I’ll keep working on it.

I made some hummus to use as the mayo – pick any hummus you like. It’s a perfect, healthy alternative to mayo.

Not only did my handsome hubby grill the burgers, but he also did a pretty good job as the model in these photos too!

Vegan Grilling Recipes

A vegan chorizo burger sits on a plate with a plate of potato chips in the background. There's another burger in the background too.

Summertime means grilling, so if you’re looking for a good veggie grillin’ burger, these Veggie Chorizo Burgers might just be the thing! You can find veggie chorizo in the refrigerated section of most health food stores. Just look in the section next to the tofu and faux lunch meats. And if you’re having family or friends over, these would be the burgers to serve. Your peeps might be surprised to learn veggie can taste so good!

A veggie chorizo burger sits on a plate with potato chips in the background.

Vegan Chorizo Burgers

If you're grilling this summer and looking for a good grill-worthy homemade veggie burger, these vegan chorizo burgers could be just the ticket!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 432kcal


  • 1 cup black beans , drained
  • 10 oz vegan chorizo such as Yves Veggie Chorizo
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons dried chopped onions


  • Add the black beans to a bowl and use a spoon to mash them.
  • Add the vegan chorizo, bread crumbs, and dehydrated onions. Stir it until it's combined. Press into burger patties.
  • When you're ready to cook the burgers, prepare your grill by firing it up. These are vegan burgers so you can cook at a little lower temperature.
  • Spray both sides of the burgers with vegetable spray and place on the grill over direct medium heat. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes and then flip to cook the other side.
  • Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings, including sliced tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, hummus, and a side of coleslaw.

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Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.9mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2014 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

31 Responses to Veggie Chorizo Burger

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBeyond Meat Reply

    This looks like it came together really nicely!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks! It was a really great burger. I’ve made it several times this summer!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDenise Reply

    This is so funny, from your husband catching you talking to yourself to the coach teaching tennis! You have definitely made a vegan/veggie burger look more than appealing. Great recipe!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBetsy @ Desserts Required Reply

    What a great idea. I love that you veganized a chorizo burger. I would never have thought it possible! A real winner recipe!!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAly ~ Cooking In Stilettos Reply

    These burgers look fantastic!!! Great flavor combos!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySusan Reply

    Your burgers turned out great and I think after awhile you just start to get a feel for when things are right and taste good. Some great spices going on here too!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks Susan! I completely agree. Cooking is such a combination of art and science!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAngela {Mind Over Batter} Reply

    First, your photos are beautiful! Second, I love this burger! I’ve had a hard time grilling veggie burgers. Always a huge mess, but I’m going to give these a try. Love the hummus as “mayo”. What a great alternative!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Angela! I’ve struggled with the same thing! I think it’s the Gimme Lean that really helps. It has a sticky consistency that I think really binds things together. I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRebecca {foodie with family} Reply

    Oh yeah! That is one fierce looking veggie burger. I’ll take two!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Coming right up!

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