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the grilled cheese burger

It was a fight to the finish for the first (unofficial) vegan burger challenge! Thanks for all your votes, but this grilled cheese burger or the ghetto burger as it was originally called, fell short against the winner, the smoked gouda mushroom chard 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!


grilled cheeseburger
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the grilled cheese burger

This recipe is just for the toppings and grilled cheese "buns". We suggest starting with a grilled veggie patty of your choice (we used gardein beefless burgers) and be sure to smother it in bbq sauce while cooking.

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



  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices daiya cheddar style slices
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • vegan mayo
  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • pickle slices
  • ketchup
  • sriracha or hot sauce


  1. Cut circles out of the 4 slices of bread approximately the same size as the veggie burger patty. 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 mayo 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 and spread that on the inside of the top grilled cheese "bun" and place on top.

Recipe Notes

Click here to find the daiya cheddar style slices used in this recipe. 

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