the grilled cheese burger

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It was a fight to the finish for the first (unofficial) vegan burger challenge! Thanks for all your votes, but this grilled cheese burger fell short against the winner, the smoked gouda mushroom chard burger aka a masterpiece.

This burger is still great though because it’s gutsy and it does taste amazing despite being a little messy. Just wear a cool bib!

Traditional burger buns are so out, and vegan grilled cheese sandwiches are in. Ya hear? Maybe it’s a little ridiculous, but there’s no rules in the hot for food kitchen. It’s the best of both worlds! 

the grilled cheese burger_hot for food
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the grilled cheese burger

Nothing is more ridiculously scrumptious than a veggie burger between grilled cheese sandwiches! Ya dig?

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, grilled cheese burger, vegan burger bun, vegan grilled cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 burger
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices vegan cheddar style slices (such as Daiya)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • vegan mayonnaise
  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • pickle slices
  • ketchup
  • Sriracha or hot sauce


  1. Cut circles out of the 4 slices of bread that are approximately the same size as the veggie burger patties. Butter one side of each bread circle and assemble 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with the cheddar slices. Heat these in a pan over medium heat until golden brown on the outside.

  2. Assemble with one grilled cheese as your bottom “bun”, spread some vegan mayonnaise on the inside, then add the veggie burger patty, tomato slices, pickle slices, and lettuce. Mix 2 parts ketchup and 1 part sriracha for the spicy ketchup, spread that on the inside of the top grilled cheese “bun” and place on top.

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