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How to Make Vegan Jackfruit Burger in the Air Fryer

Hello Foodies,

        This vegan, gluten-free meal option is a favorite of mine and an easy midweek go-to dinner. If you are looking to serve a vegan burger to a vegan/vegetarian friend, this is the recipe for you. It comes together quickly with the help of your instant pot and air fryer and has a grilled burger taste without firing up a grill. Serve on a bun with desired toppings. Incredibly meaty patties full of texture and flavor, sure to make you come back for more. 

They have fewer fats, more fibers, and zero cholesterol, but still plenty of nutrients. The fleshy texture of jackfruit makes this versatile ingredient the perfect choice for meat-free burgers and nuggets.

Video Recipe:



If you're interested in trying jackfruit recipes, these burger patties are for you! They are the perfect substitute for meat. It tastes so delicious! 

You will love this burger, because-

  • Vegan and Gluten-free
  • healthy and quick meal option.
  • meal prep perfection.
  • Fiber and protein-rich
  • Full of nutrition and flavor

What are Vegan Burgers?

     A vegan burger is a burger patty without any meat or dairy products. They’re commonly made with plant-based ingredients like beans or veggies. You can cook a vegan burger in the Air Fryer, Instant Pot, Oven, or fry it up on the stovetop too.

Ingredients:

To Cook Jackfruit in the Instant Pot:

  • Green/Unripe Jackfruit 2 lbs, Chopped
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp
  • Green Chilies 5-6
  • Water as needed

To Make Jackfruit Patties:

  • 7-8 oz Jackfruit, Cooked
  • ⅓-1 Cup Besan/Chickpeas flour
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
  • ¼ cup Red Onion, chopped
  • ½ Tsp fresh ginger, (grated)
  • ¼ Cup cilantro, (chopped)
  • 1 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red chili powder for more spice)

To Assemble/Serve the Burger:

  • 4 Burger Buns
  • Mayonnaise(Use Vegan/Vegetarian)
  • Tomato, rings
  • Onion, rings 
  • Lettuce

Instructions:

To Cook Jackfruit in the Instant Pot:

  • Transfer the jackfruit pieces into the insert of the instant pot.
  • Now add salt 1 tsp, turmeric 1 tsp, green chilies, and pour water.
  • Give everything a quick stir and close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Place the vent in the sealing position.
  • Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 4 minutes.
  • Quick-release the pressure and once the pin drops down open the lid.
  • Drain the water and remove the jackfruit from the pot.
  • Using a fork, mash the jackfruit.
  • Here perfectly cooked, tender, juicy, and crispy jackfruit is ready to make patties.
  • You can freeze leftover cooked jackfruit for further use.

To Make Burger Patties:

  • Drain the water and transfer the jackfruit to a food processor along with the chickpea flour, ground flaxseeds, chopped onions, grated ginger, coriander, curry powder, red chili powder, salt, and pepper, and a tablespoon of oil. 
  • Give a few pulses till everything comes together.
  • Take the patty mix out and place in a bowl. 
  • Add a little more chickpea flour if the mix feels too sticky. 
  • Shape into 4 patties and flatten into a 3-4” circle(about 1/3 cup each) and chill for about 30 minutes in the fridge.

To Air Fry Burger Patties:

  • Preheat the Air Fryer at 370 F for 3 minutes.
  • Grease the air fryer’s basket with the oil.
  • Place 2 patties in an air fryer’s basket.
  • Air fry/cook at 370 F for 5 minutes per side. 
  • Remove and immediately top with a slice of cheese and repeat with remaining patties. 
  • For thicker patties, you may need to add a few minutes and for thinner patties, you may need to decrease the time.

To Cook Burger Patties on the Pan:

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Fry the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side on medium flame. 
  • Cook patties until golden brown, turning halfway through cook time.
  • Lastly, top patties with a slice of cheese.

To Assemble the Burger:

  • Spread mayo on the bottom half of the burger bun.
  • Place the salad greens/Lettuce on top and then the patty with cheese.
  • Top with tomato-onion rings and salad greens/Lettuce.
  • Cover with the top half of the burger bun. 
  • Here, a vegan and delicious jackfruit burger are ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

Tips:

  • When making homemade vegan Burgers is to make sure you’re using a good binding ingredient. For this Burger recipe, we used chickpeas flour as a binding ingredient. This helps hold the burger patty shape so it cooks evenly and brings out all the flavors. If you’re not using a good binding agent they will just fall apart.
  • You can add Nutritional Yeast 4 tbsp too.
  • Make sure to shape your burger patties so they fit inside your Air Fryer basket. 
  • When cooking your patties from frozen, add a few minutes to the cooking time. 
  • You may want to refrigerate your bean burger mixture for 20-30 minutes before you form the patties so that they can soak up any moisture and the mixture firm up.
  • Serve these vegan burger patties with lots of veggies and whatever other burger toppings you love.
  • The patties can be frozen with parchment paper between each patty. They’ll keep about a month in the freezer.

Some options for the binding ingredient: wheat germ, eggs, egg flax. oats or bread crumbs all work instead of chickpeas flour.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 354 calories, 42 g carbohydrates, 7.5 g dietary fiber, 10.8g fats, and 12.6 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used.)

Some more Jackfruit Recipes to try:

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat a Vegan Burger for lunch or dinner.

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