How to make a vegetarian Juicy Lucy burger

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  • Veggies don’t need to miss out on the brilliance that is a Juicy Lucy burger – a burger that has cheese sandwiched into the patty.

    Two bars in Minneapolis both claim to have invented the meat version of this extra special cheeseburger and to whichever one is telling the truth, we are truly grateful. But we’ve updated the Juicy Lucy recipe to mean that everyone can enjoy its cheesy brilliance, regardless of your eating habits.

    Our step-by-step guide shows you how to make the veggie burger to champion all others – the incredible vegetarian Juicy Lucy. Just watch out that when you take that first bite, the molten cheese doesn’t give you a nasty burn. Other than that, leave us a comment to let us know how you got on. We challenge any veggie not to enjoy this burger!


    • 1 package extra-firm tofu
    • 6 baby potatoes
    • 60g flour
    • 60g sesame seeds
    • 60g pumpkin seeds
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp curry powder
    • 1 tst cumin powder
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • Leerdamer cheese slices
    • Veggie bacon (optional)
    • Ketchup and mustard
    • Salad
    • Burger buns