Broccoli Burger


Level: Medium

Servings: 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Active Time: 30 minutes


This is the perfect way to make a healthy, fresh veggie burger on the grill!  The trick is to pan fry the patties over the stove first, before transferring them to finish on the grill (works best on a gas grill, but we also love these burgers on a charcoal grill).  Make sure the patties are nicely formed first (get your hands in there to pack them real good!). if you’re having trouble getting the patties to hold together, just add a bit of water.

Also try with mushrooms, cauliflower, leafy greens or your favorite veggie!

Also try with mushrooms, cauliflower, leafy greens or your favorite veggie!


  • Burger Patties

    • 1 package ‘Adda Veggie Protein Mix

    • 2 heads broccoli 

    • 1 tbsp cooking oil

  • Fixings

    • 4 slices American cheese (or substitute vegan cheese)

    • ½ onion, thinly sliced

    • 4 leaves butter lettuce

    • 4 slices beefsteak tomato

    • “Secret Sauce” (see recipe below)

    • 4 kaiser rolls (or burger buns)



  1. Prepare full package of ‘Adda Veggie using broccoli. Hand shape into 4 burger-sized patties. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burger for 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Make secret sauce (see directions below) and refrigerate.

  3. Meanwhile, heat up the grill to a medium heat (approx. 350° F).

  4. Cut the onion into ¼-inch thick slices.  Grill the sliced onions until lightly softened and grill marked on both sides.

  5. Place cooked ‘Adda Veggie broccoli burgers onto the grill.  Once the bottom of each patty has grill marks, flip and place American cheese slice on top of each burger. Cover the grill to melt the cheese and remove the patties from the grill when the cheese is melted.

  6. Slice the kaiser rolls in half and toast, cut face down, on the grill.  Remove from the grill and generously spread both buns with secret sauce. Top with the butter lettuce, broccoli cheeseburger patties, sliced tomato, and grilled onions. 

  7. Serve immediately, with any additional secret sauce on the side.

Secret Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • ¼ onion

  • 1 tablespoon pickle relish or 1 sweet pickle, minced


  1. Mince onion (hot tip: you can use the parts of the onion that don’t slice into neat burger rings).

  2. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl and store in refrigerator.