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Spiced cauliflower steak burgers recipe

Spiced cauliflower steak burgers recipe

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Upgrade your veggie burger to this crunchy, spiced cauliflower steak with all the trimmings. What's more it's healthy and ready in 20! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 6 mins to cook
  • 501 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 medium cauliflower (about 200g), leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 80g dried white breadcrumbs
  • 30g plain flour
  • ½ tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400ml vegetable oil
  • rocket, to serve (optional)
  • mayonnaise, to serve (optional)
  • 4-pack brioche burger buns, halved

For the blue cheese slaw

  • 200g white cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ lemon, juiced​
  • 2 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce
  • 50g blue stilton, crumbled
1 of your 5 a day and a source of protein

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    13g 14%
  • Salt

    1.7g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59g Protein 15.6g Fibre 6.5g


  1. Cut 2 x 2cm thick steaks from the centre of the cauliflower, keeping the stem intact. Put the egg, breadcrumbs and flour in separate shallow bowls. Add the chilli flakes and 1 tsp smoked paprika to the flour; season. Stir the remaining paprika into the breadcrumbs and set aside.
  2. For the slaw, put the cabbage, onion and cauliflower leaves in a bowl with the lemon juice; season with salt and scrunch with your hands to coat. Set aside for 2 mins, then stir through the sriracha and crumble in the Stilton. Set aside.
  3. Coat 1 cauliflower steak in the seasoned flour, then cover in the beaten egg and finally the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the second steak.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan over a medium-high heat until it reaches 180°C, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 secs. Shallow-fry the steaks for 3 mins each side; transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to drain.
  5. To assemble, put a small handful of rocket (if using) on the bun bases, then add some slaw. Halve the cauliflower steaks through the stem and place on top of the slaw. Spread the bun lids with a little mayonnaise, if you like, then sandwich together.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Freeze cooked cauliflower steaks.In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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