Cheese-Stuffed Big Daddy Burger


  • 2 packages ground seitan (8 oz)
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce, plus ¼ cup more for brushing burgers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon or German mustard
  • 10 slices Follow Your Heart American Slices, each cut into 3-inch circles
  • 2 tablespoons neutral tasting oil (safflower)
    ¼ cup Follow Your Heart Vegenaise, for buns
  • ½ purple onion, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tomato, sliced into rounds
  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce, sliced into large squares
  • 5 vegan hamburger buns, toasted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚.
  2. In a large food processor, add seitan, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, 1/3 cup BBQ sauce, lemon juice, brown rice syrup, sea salt, pepper and mustard.  Pulse until uniform.
  3. Scoop ½ cup seitan mixture and press into a large disc on a clean surface, with damp hands. Place 2 rounds Follow Your Heart American Style Cheese in center. Enclose with seitan from edges and re-form into patty shape. Repeat for all patties.
  4. Heat griddle over medium heat and add oil. Add patties and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side. Brush patties with BBQ sauce once flipped.
  5. Toast hamburger buns and spread Vegenaise® on bun. Add cheese stuffed burgers to bun. Top with onion, tomato, and romaine. Serve warm.

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