How to make homemade Quorn burgers. These tasty homemade Quorn burgers are really easy to make and an ideal vegetarian meat substitute for you or your vegetarian friends cooked on your stove, or on your BBQ.
These homemade Quorn burgers are so good that they were shared by Quorn themselves, to all their followers on their Facebook page. Thank you to Quorn for that endorsement of my recipe!
And I'm convinced that you too will love these burgers. They taste absolutely amazing AND they're only 270 calories each!
That's the thing about Quorn. Not only is it a fantastic healthy vegetarian alternative to meat but it’s also really versatile.
We have made efforts to reduce to a minimum the amount of red meat that we eat in our diets.
We try to eat as close as possible to a Mediterranean diet. A diet which is rich in vegetables and fruits. It also includes a low intake of meat.
Quorn is something that we use often to substitute for red meat. That's where the idea for this meat free burger recipe came about.
If you haven’t tried Quorn yet, then I recommend you should.
It’s really good for you. It’s high in protein so you're not loosing out on the protein you would normally get from a meat burger!
I’ve made this recipe both with and without the chilli. We prefer that little bit of heat the chilli gives. That’s our personal preference as noted in the recipe itself.
Feel free to leave the chilli out, particularly if you are making these with children in mind.
Since making this Quorn recipe I've been making lots of other Quorn mince recipes.
Some of which you might also want to check out from the list of other quorn recipes further below.
- Olive Oil
- Small Onion
- Red Chilli
- Quorn Meat Free Mince
- Wholemeal Breadcrumbs
- Mild Chilli Powder
- Chopped Fresh Coriander
- Salt & Pepper
- Plain Flour
- Burger Buns
- Iceberg Lettuce
See recipe card for quantities.
- Olive Oil - any kind of cooking oil will work here.
- Small Onion - you could use shallots instead.
- Garlic - you could use garlic granules if you can't get fresh garlic cloves.
- Red Chilli - optional.
- Quorn Meat Free Mince - or vegan alternative.
- Wholemeal Breadcrumbs - you could use any bread crumbs but wholemeal is best.
- Eggs - you could use a vegan binder alternative
- Mild Chilli Powder - optional
- Chopped Fresh Coriander - optional but does help to flavour the burger mix.
- Salt & Pepper- freshly grated sea salt and black peppercorns are best for flavour.
- Plain Flour - you could use a gluten free alternative.
- Burger Buns - or bun of your choice.
- Iceberg Lettuce - or lettuce of your choice for topping.
- Tomato - or a little tomato puree or tomato paste if you can't get fresh for topping.
- Cucumber - used for the topping you can omit this or perhaps use sliced red onions instead.
Why Use Quorn?
- Quorn mince is high in protein, high in fibre and low in saturated fat.
- If you're looking to make more meat-free meals for the whole family, it's a great alternative.
- Eating less meat is good for the health of our planet and helps to combat climate change.
- Making your own burgers is easy. Just follow this easy recipe.
- Veggie burgers can taste just as good as homemade burgers made with meat.
Quorn Mince Recipes
Love My Homemade Quorn Burgers? Then Try These Other Recipes For Quorn Mince!
- Quorn meatballs - This recipe and video shows you how to make tasty Quorn meatballs in under one hour. Baked in the oven and with a delicious tomato sauce this is an excellent meat free weeknight family meal!
- Easy homemade Quorn lasagne is delicious. This vegetarian Quorn mince recipe serves up to six people. Making it a great meat free meal for entertaining.
- Vegetarian Quorn Cottage Pie - full of veggie goodness and flavour. If you’re watching your weight or just looking for a delicious meat free quick healthy meal this fits that bill perfectly.
- Quorn Pasta Bolognese Bake - packed with healthy wholegrain fusilli pasta, vegetables and spices then topped with a cheesy crust you can bet it’s a bake all the family will love!
- 10 Best Quorn mince recipes. Looking for some healthy recipes with quorn mince? Check out my favourite easy veggie mince recipes!
For These Quorn Burgers You May Need….
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- Non stick frying pan
- Measuring spoons
- Kitchen knives
- Kitchen scale
- Chopping board
- Wooden spoon
- Large mixing bowl
Watch the short video I made in this blog post to show you how to make these delicious homemade quorn burgers.
It shows you how easy it really is!
Your Questions About How To Make Quorn Burgers
- Is quorn vegan? Not all Quorn is vegan. The Quorn mince I use for this veggie burger recipe is not meat free.
- Can you freeze Quorn burgers? - yes you can freeze these.
- Can you bbq Quorn burgers? - Yes. What I do is if I’m going to put them on the BBQ I part fry them in the pan first then wrap them in tin foil and just finish off the cooking on the BBQ in the tin foil.
- To stop the Quorn burgers getting cold keep the quorn patties warm, once cooked, on an oven tray in a pre-heated oven.
- To reheat your qourn burgers or cook from frozen use your oven. I do not recomment re-heating in the microwave.
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These burgers will be a little more fragile to handle so don't worry if they fall apart a little. It's the taste that matters!
The other suggestion I’ll make for these homemade Quorn burgers is, after cooking in the pan, you can easily then place the burgers under a grill, top them with cheese and grill them until the cheese is melted.
I’ll confess to you here that I forgot to buy the cheese to do that and to show you in the recipe photographs. But hey, it’s not necessary and without cheese means these are altogether even healthier!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Homemade Quorn Burgers Recipe
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- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 1 clove garlic finely diced
- 1 small red chilli finely diced (optional)
- 300 g Quorn mince, frozen
- 75 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
- 2 medium sized eggs beaten
- ½ teaspoon mild chilli powder optional
- 2 tablespoon chopped coriander
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon plain flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Burger buns with iceberg Lettuce, slices of tomatoes and cucumber to serve
- Heat the tsp. olive oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan.
- Add the onion, garlic and chilli and gently sauté together, stirring continuously to avoid burning for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the Quorn mince and stir everything together for about 5 minutes until the mince mixture is quite wet, then remove the pan from the heat to allow the mixture to cool a little to be able to be handled.
- In a mixing bowl combine the mince mixture, breadcrumbs, beaten eggs, chilli powder, chopped coriander and season with a little salt and pepper.
- Using your hands form the mixture into 4 burger patties, coat very lightly with the plain flour and rest, covered in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
- Heat the tbsp. olive oil in the frying pan, and gently cook the burgers on each side until lightly browned.
- Serve the burgers in the burger buns, on top of the iceberg lettuce and slices of cucumber, topped with slices of tomato.
I haven't tried Quorn yet! I keep seeing them in the supermarket, but I've been "trying" to make my own meatless burgers. Trying, but not succeeding. I think I could handle making these, but I wonder if the flax egg substitute would translate well? I can't use eggs, and usually flax substitute is okay, but sometimes I doesn't take Any thoughts?
Hey Erin. 🙂 I did try the recipe with one egg initially, but I found out it needed two, in order to bind well and to stay together when cooked in the pan.
Having read up on the Flax Vegan Egg Substitute now, it does seem that it SHOULD be capable of handling being the "binder" in this recipe. Otherwise, if not possibly a little more olive oil, just a tsp. should suffice?
I'd love to hear how you get on, if you do make these, and your results with what binder you might choose in the end? 🙂
Susie @ SuzLyfe
I WANT TO BE A TASTE TESTER!
But maybe not if it does nothing but rain. That would get pretty old, pretty quickly, in my books. I tried the Gardein products earlier this year, but I need to try Quorn next. Usually I just use TVP. Because I'm cheap.
I welcome any new taste testers into the fold! 🙂
For my muffin recipe coming on Thursday, I had my new work colleagues trial them, and my Dad is currently working his way through the batch I made at the weekend. 😆
You would love Quorn, I'm not sure of the availability over there, but it's pretty big here.
Thanks Liz. I'm afraid I'm not entirely sure of the availability of Quorn over there. Hopefully you might be able to find it. It's really versatile and definitely worth giving it a trial. 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz
quorn?! not sure i've ever had that - burgers look delicious though!
Thanks Linz! Quorn is a healthy vegetarian alternative to beef mince you can see it here on the U.S. website http://www.quorn.us/# 🙂
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
I'm always looking for a new veggie burger recipe, this one sounds stunning! Love the fresh veggies in there!!
Thanks Sam. I tried to keep the recipe nice and simple, as well as healthy and veggie, and I'm really pleased with the results. 😀
Hope you get a chance to make these, and if you do I'd love to hear what you think. 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Those burgers look so thick and juicy! I've never had Quorn before - clearly I am missing out!
Hoping it dries out some so your dad can help paint that fence - and so looking forward to those gluten free muffins tomorrow!
Hi Shashi, I don't think Quorn is quite so popular there in the U.S. as it is here in the U.K, but I checked and you can definitely get it there. Or at least there's a website anyway!
Thanks for asking about my Dad's fence painting. He did manage to get some done, but it's pretty much rained solid here over the last 72 hours, so he's away home now. Which is typical as the sun is out now. 😉
Off to make final muffin recipe write up tweaks. I think you'll like this one, it's made with one of your favourite ingredients! 🙂
They look great,I'm gonna try them this weekend 🙂
Looking forward to hearing all about how you got on Shelly. 🙂
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here too. 😀
Can you Freeze these?
Hi Zoszka, thanks for your question.
Yes, you can freeze these. 🙂
Thank you, looking forward to making these tonight! Would you recommend freezing them before or after cooking them for the final time?
I prefer to freeze them before cooking, I haven't actually tried them frozen after cooking.
Hope you enjoy, thanks for making my recipe! 😀
Easy and yummy! Thank you for this recipe. I cook quorn all the time for my vego I husband while I eat real meat but these were so good I had them too and leftovers for breakfast!
Hi Dominique thank you so much for taking the time to comment and with your very kind comments too. I'm so glad that you liked the recipe and your husband too. I love how you had the leftovers for breakfast, ha ha that's brilliant! 😆
Let me know if you get a chance to try out any of my other Quorn recipes on your husband. I always value the feedback because it helps other users see how easy the Quorn recipes are to incorporate into their lives even if their not completely vegetarian but are maybe trying to cut down a little on red meat consumption (as Lynne and I try to do).
Hi Neil, when making the burgers was the quorn frozen or defrosted?
Hi Debbie, thanks for asking!
When making the burgers the Quorn is frozen. I've updated the recipe to reflect that, just in case anyone asks that too. Thanks very much for pointing that out! 😀
Thank you very much, I'm going to have a go at making them tomorrow ?
Great, thanks Debbie. Hope they turn out good for you! Have a great weekend. 🙂
I made this last night. Adding to rotation of burger recipes, most definitely! ??I simplified it because of the kiddos. I didn't add the red chili or the coriander. Still tasted great! I also added 2 T of gluten flour to make it more sticky because it seemed like it wasn't holding together for me enough. Worked well! Thank you for sharing. I don't think I need to buy veggie burgers ever again. After browning them next time, I'm going to double the recipe for another night to throw on the grill. I was able to get 6 patties out of this recipe using a 1/2 c measurement to form each patty. Thank you again!
Hey Jamie, thanks so much for taking the time to make my quorn burgers and to comment on my recipe too. I really appreciate that.
I'm glad they worked out for you and you and your kids enjoyed them. Lynne and I have them often as they're so tasty and as you say now theres no need to buy veggie burgers ever again! 😀
Brilliant recipe , done it lots of times not , i make them into minted burgers by substituting coriander for fresh mint also add some mint sauce . Thank you for the recipe idea
Hello Norma, thank you so much for your comments and for making my recipe. Making them minted isn't something I've tried yet, and I love that idea! Can't wait to try it myself, thanks for the inspiration! 😀
Excellent recipe, Neil! All in the family loved them, including our little one who prefers non-veg options. As for me, the cook, nothing better than seeing a clean plate & a burger recipe that truly is tasty, simple to make, doesn’t fall apart when you fry them, and also healthy, to boot. I’m one for non-fussy recipes & this ticks all the boxes ???
I'm so glad these went down well with all the family Marina! Thanks so much for making my recipe, commenting and rating it too!
I hope you get a chance to try out some of the others too. 😀
Already looking at other recipes. Like what you said in one of your blogs about healthy meals on a budget???Am subscribed now ?
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These burgers are great so much better than other meat alternative burgers you buy!
Only problem l have on the two occasions l have made these is l can’t get the patties to stick together the mix seems dry, l do as you say from frozen but l don’t get much water coming out of the quorn. Any suggestions please?
Thats strange. Have you watched the video? Maybe you could try adding a little olive oil to the mixture? Otherwise I have no idea why its not working out for you. Sorry!
Unfortunately these went cold really quickly as soon as I took them out of the pan. Did I do something wrong?
You could keep them warm in the oven after taking out of the pan until ready to serve?
If I were to part fry them and then cooked them on the barbecue do you think they would hold together?
Yes, that's fine to do that. What I do is if I'm going to put them on the BBQ I part fry them in the pan first then wrap them in tin foil and just finish off the cooking on the BBQ in the tin foil.