14 ounces vegan ground beef style crumbles (I use Lightlife Gimme Lean ground beef style)
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 tablespoons vegan worcestershire sauce (I use Angostura brand)
2 tablespoons steak style sauce (A1)
1/2 tablespoon garlic seasoning or powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
bread crumbs, as needed
vegan cheese, to taste, optional (I used Daiya cheddar and mozzarella)
1. Mix all of the ingredients except for the bread crumbs and cheese in a bowl. Cover mixture with a nice coating of bread crumbs.
2. Knead the bread crumbs into the mixture. Form patties in size of burger you want.
3. Grill for 10 minutes or so at high heat, flipping the burgers once.
4. If using, add the cheese, and wait until it melts and covers the burgers.
Source of recipe: This recipe evolved from my reading a bunch of "best of" burger recipes online and substituting and tossing in all of the ingredients that sounded good. We were grilling for my parents, who are meat eaters. They both remarked how tender and flavorful the burgers were. I've made the burgers since then for my wife and me. This is our favorite home-grown burger recipe.