Seitan-ic burgers for Hallowe'en- vegan

Use cut veggies to make a scary face...
Okay, so this post is just a bit of fun, but the burgers came out pretty tasty so the recipe was worth publishing. These darkly seitan-ic burgers also contain black chickpeas (aka kala chana), blood-red beetroot and Hallowe'en pumpkin. They would make a great healthy supper after a hard night's trick-or-treating and they are guaranteed to contain enough iron for turning any vampire vegan...

Makes 6-8 burgers:
350g seitan (see here for how to make)
150g cooked kal chana- or sub ordinary chickpeas
175g grated fresh pumpkin and beetroot
3 heaped tabs porridge oats
1/2 tsp salt
1 tab soy sauce
1 tab brown rice miso
2 tsps smoked paprika
1 1/2 tabs tomato puree
1 scant tsp black pepper

  • Blend the seitan and chickpeas together in a food processor until smooth.
  • Mix in all the other ingredients.
  • Form into burgers- I use a crumpet ring to shape them- squeezing out any excess moisture.
  • Bake on an oiled tray at 200C, turning carefully halfway through.
  • Decorate with sliced olives, peppers etc. to make the scary faces.


  1. love this halloweeny look on burger.

  2. What a lovely scary face! Mmmm such a tasty looking burger, I have never tried black chickpeas (or kala chana), but I like the fact that you added pumpkin & beetroot for the color, plus miso for the saltiness. Looks so tasty for a burger!

  3. Wow, that is one scary patty!! :) Perfect for Halloween! I always wonder what Seitan would look like! Just found your tutorial on how to make seitan form here! Awesome!

  4. Seitan is something I have never made or eaten. I have often wondered about it. My wee one would think these were fun, then ask me to take the bits off. *sigh*


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