Wednesday 5 December 2012

Pan-Fried Vegan Cheeseburger Wrap

Pan-Fried Vegan Cheeseburger Wrap.

I made this up shortly after making my second batch of my vegan unprocessed cheese slices. It's amazing. Tasted just like I remember cheeseburgers tasting like but in a crispy fried wrap which just makes it even better. Damn. Vegan junk food at it's finest :-P

Obviously, you can put whatever you would normally like in a burger in this wrap. My favourite fast food burger "back in the day" was A&W's "teen burger" as it had, in my opinion, the holy trinity of burger ingredients in it: pickle, onion and mustard. Hence why I've gone for that here, and a few slices of vegan bacon wouldn't have gone amiss either ;-)

Vegan Pan-Fried Cheeseburger Wrap.

Pan-Fried Vegan Cheeseburger Wrap
Makes 1.

• 50g frozen soy mince (I use Tesco own label)
• 1 shallot, or a couple tablespoons finely chopped onion.
• 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
• pinch of smoked sea salt
• 5 grinds of black pepper
• 1 tsp vegetable oil
• 1 large white wrap
• lettuce, preferably iceberg.
• dill pickle slices
• yellow mustard (French's)
• a little extra oil to fry, no more than a teaspoon.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the soy mince, shallot or onion and garlic. Fry over low heat until it starts to get dry then add about 50ml water. Cook until the water is fried off, soy mince is cooked and onions are soft.

Warm the wrap up briefly in a dry frying pan so it's pliable. In the centre add some lettuce leaves and the mince mixture. Top with a cheese slice cut in half diagonally then the pickles and some yellow mustard. 

Fold both ends over then roll up burrito style. Heat another bit of oil in a pan, I used the same pan I fried the mince in then add the wrap, pressing down to flatten slightly. Keep the heat high, you just want to crisp up the outside and melt the cheese, not wilt the lettuce. Flip over when golden and repeat, again pressing down with a spatula. Transfer to a chopping board and slice in half diagonally. Done.

Pan-Fried Vegan Cheeseburger Wrap.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 409
Fat: 16.6g
Sat Fat: 2.9g
Carbs: 42.9g
Sugar: 4.2g
Fibre: 5.9g
Protein: 17.6g
Sodium: 828mg

Vegan Cheese Dog

Vegan Cheese Dog.

...And in continuing in my quest to make more vegan junk food, the vegan cheese dog! I've taken this photo from the daily blog where I was thoroughly enjoying these daily until I ran out of cheese slices :-) 

Simply melt one unprocessed cheese slice onto a hot dog bun (I used the grill) and fill with your favourite vegan hot dog (I use Fry's) then top with a relish made with tangy dill pickles finely chopped with onion and lots of French's mustard. Delicious!


  1. Wow that cheeseburger wrap looks so good! I believe you're going to make my kids (and I) very happy when we try this! :)

  2. I am a junk food junkie and have been for many years. I just happened to stumble upon your website. I look at your articles and photos and you make everything looks so....well...delicious and edible. I'm afraid to admit that this healthier food might actually taste good. In any case, I am thoroughly impressed and want to just say that you are inspiring me to kick the junk food habit. Please keep up the good work! We need more people like you!

    1. Oh wow, thanks so much for your comment! I do try and show here that vegan food is incredibly versatile and that there is simply no need to give up the old favourites, they just need....adapting :-) Glad you found the site and best of luck!

  3. That's actually really impressive!! Hope this one is a good first impression :-)

  4. Wow, that looks crazy good! I can't wait to try it!

  5. Oh my, I just made this and my inner fat kid swooned! SO GOOD and such an easy recipe! I've been veg*n for 8 years and every once in a while I just need naughty comfort food like this. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    1. haha! glad you liked it Laura, and I totally agree, we all need some comfort food now and again :-)

  6. WHOA!!!! Pan-fried vegan cheeseburger wrap?!!! That is some great #veganfoodporn ;)

  7. I found this recipe on Pinterest, and now it goes in my "Hubby Approved" board! I am struggling to make the transition to vegan, and hubby is not completely on board. It's recipes like this one that keeps everyone happy! Thank you!

    1. That's great :-) Thanks so much for the comment!

  8. I made the wrap for lunch today. Fantastic! Thanks for recipe!


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