Vegan Grilled Cheese Burger

Imagine it's 11 o'clock in the morning, and you're starting to feel hungry. Do you go for a late breakfast? Or do you go for an early lunch? It's a tricky situation, but we have the solution for you: a vegan grilled cheese burger. A mix of breakfast, lunch, sandwich and burger. Huh? Take a deep breath; we'll take you by the hand and walk you through the recipe step by step.

Burger bun or toast slices? We must admit: At first, we thought toasties would be perfect for this recipe. They are made of toast but look like little buns, brilliant! However, the look reminded us directly of burgers, but unfortunately, not at all of grilled cheese sandwiches. We decided to use slices of toast so that the sandwich vibes would appeal to everyone.

Burger patty: yes or no? But to ensure burger vibes, patties were a must! We used the brand new oat BBQ burgers from Bauck Mühle, which have only been available since January 2024! They are super quick to prepare, organic and gluten-free. They have a smoky BBQ flavor and are, of course, suitable for many, many recipes. We flattened them nicely in the pan. This makes them really crispy, and you can really enjoy every bite of the patty.

Cheese slices: Of course, a grilled cheese is all about lots of melted cheese, and a burger patty should not be without a slice of cheese. It's up to you whether you stick to the classic one slice or really go for it with two slices. Our photos show a mix: we topped one patty with one slice and the second with two slices.

Burger sauce: yes or no? There is usually no dressing or sauce on a grilled cheese sandwich. But for a few more burger vibes, we brought them on board. Our favorite burger sauce is mayo-based and is seasoned with mustard, tomato paste, white wine vinegar, sweet paprika powder, salt and pepper. Easy!

Preparation: We have followed the preparation of a grilled cheese sandwich very closely: spread vegan butter on slices of toast, cover the sandwich, put it in the pan, put the lid on, wait until the vegan cheese has melted, and you're done. Your sandwiches will be ready in just a few minutes. You can find an extra pro tip to ensure your vegan cheese melts at the bottom of the recipe.

More to say? Of course, you can top your grilled cheese burger with gherkins, a lettuce leaf, kimchi or balsamic onions. If you like spicy food, a little chili will also taste great in your burger sauce.

To serve: We served our vegan grilled cheese burger with riffle chips, which go great with a grilled cheese sandwich or a cheeseburger. French fries, curly fries, a fresh salad, or some kimchi also taste great as a side dish.

R853 Vegan Grilled Cheese Burger
R853 Vegan Grilled Cheese Burger

Vegan Grilled Cheese Burger

2 servings
30 minutes


For the grilled cheese burgers:

  • 150 g (5.33 oz) organic oat BBQ burger (e.g. from Bauck Mühle)
  • 4 slices of toast
  • 4-8 vegan cheese slices
  • optional: vegan kimchi / gherkins / balsamic onions
  • vegan butter

For the sauce:

  • 5 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • white wine vinegar
  • sweet paprika powder
  • salt
  • pepper


  • riffle chips


  1. Prepare the burger patties according to the instructions and form four patties from the mixture.

  2. Mix the vegan mayonnaise, mustard, tomato puree and white wine vinegar for the sauce and season with sweet paprika powder, salt and pepper.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan (with a lid) and flatten the patties in the pan with a spatula. Fry the patties for 3–4 minutes per side until slightly browned, then remove from the pan.

  4. Spread vegan butter on one side of the toast slices and sauce on the other. Top two burger patties with 1–2 slices of cheese and place between two slices of toast. The sides with the sauce face the patties, and the buttered sides face outwards. Add gherkin slices, kimchi or balsamic onions as desired.

  5. Heat the sandwiches in the same pan (add a little more vegan butter if necessary) and fry the grilled cheeseburgers on both sides over low heat with the lid on for 4–5 minutes. The vegan cheese slices should have melted by the end.

Tip: To make the vegan cheese melt even better, carefully pour 1–2 tablespoons of water around the edge of the pan. But be careful; the water may splash a little due to the fat in the pan. Then, put the lid back on the pan and wait 2–3 minutes.

  1. Serve the grilled cheeseburgers with riffle chips.
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R853 Vegan Grilled Cheese Burger

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