These vegan cheeseburger egg rolls are the perfect vegan dinner or party appetizer. They are so full of flavor and always a huge hit.
Have you ever heard of cheeseburger egg rolls? I hadn't until my sister, a Disney travel agent, commented that you must get the cheeseburger egg rolls when going to Disney World. They looked so good, and obviously, I won't eat them as a vegan, so I figured, let's make them veganized!
The first time I made these, my son went crazy for them and begged me to make them all the time.
These are great for football season or for, an impressive appetizer or a fun dinner.
I've also never had the Cheesecake Factory spring rolls version, either. Looking at them, it pretty well nails that recipe also.
These are SO good you must try them!
What I love about this recipe
- They taste AMAZING
- It's an easy recipe.
- It looks and tastes impressive.
- It's a different way to enjoy a burger.
Ingredients and substitutions
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe.
- Vegetable oil- you could also use olive oil if you prefer; this is just used for cooking the onions. If you want to lessen the fat, you can also use water.
- Impossible or Beyond Beef- you can use whatever your favorite burger meat (that's vegan, of course) is. But I think it turns out the best with Impossible burger.
- Onion- you want to dice the onion small if you hate onions, you can leave it out, but it gives the perfect burger vibes to these egg rolls. I used a yellow onion. You can use white onion or even a sweet onion if you prefer.
- Fresh garlic- I like the pop of fresh garlic; you can also use garlic powder if that's all you have.
- Vegan Worcestershire sauce- there are a lot of brands out there that are now vegan, but be sure it check the back. You can leave this out if you must, but for the full flavor, I would leave these in.
- Yellow mustard- leave this in. This gives it a great burger flavor. I don't love mustard, but it's great in this.
- Salt and pepper- You can leave out the extra salt if you need to but leave the pepper in.
- Onion powder- I like adding a little onion powder when making vegan burgers. If you don't have this, you can leave it out; it won't make or break it.
- Ketchup- the ketchup adds a nice slight sweetness, and since most people I know eat ketchup on burgers, it tastes great paired with the mustard.
- Dill pickles- even if you don't love pickles, I would leave these in. They are diced very small and add a significant flavor pop.
- Vegan cheddar cheese- you don't have to use cheddar if that's not your favorite cheese for burgers, but that's what I enjoy. The vegan cheese definitely gives it that cheeseburger feel you want.
- Vegan egg roll wrappers- Most are already vegan, but you always want to read the labels. If you can't find egg roll wrappers, then use wonton. It will work the same. If you need these to be gluten-free, they sell some vegan/gluten-free egg roll wrappers, but they may be a little harder to find.
How do you make this
Let's start with cooking your cheeseburger mixture.
Start with a skillet and add some oil and chopped onions; cook the onions for about 5 minutes until they are soft and translucent. Add your minced garlic and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds.
Add your vegan beef and stir as needed until cooked through. Add your seasonings; Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, pickles, and cheese, and stir until combined. Remove from heat.
Wrap your egg rolls
Take one wrapper and place it on the counter, and fill it with 2-3 TB of your cheeseburger egg roll filling in the center of the roll; these do puff up when they cook, so don't overfill them.
Roll one corner over and fold it in half essentially but starting at the corner.
Then roll the right side in, making sure you're squaring off the side, then repeat with the left side.
Then roll the rest of the way closed. You can use a dab of water to seal with edges. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
Cook them- You can air-fry them or cook them in oil.
The amount of oil you need will depend on your pan size. Heat the oil over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Then place the egg rolls with the flap side down carefully in the hot oil, cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip, checking to ensure they aren't burning. Make sure all sides are cooked, then place them on a paper towel-lined plate.
You can add enough oil to submerge them fully or submerge half of it and then flip for the other side, so you use less oil.
Air Fryer method-
Preheat the air-fryer to 390 degrees. Spray the egg rolls with cooking spray and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
How do you serve these
These are best served warm after they are made so they remain crispy. These can be served as a main course, a side dish, or an appetizer.
These go great with a side salad, french fries, vegan potato salad, or whatever sides you like with burgers.
You can serve these alongside your favorite dipping sauce. Whether it's ketchup, fry sauce, or whatever you love on burgers.
Storing and freezing instructions-
Leftover egg rolls are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To reheat, you should reheat it in the oven or an air fryer to get that crispiness back.
To freeze, let the hamburger egg roll cool, then place it in a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
It's best to do a flash freeze on these, so they don't get stuck together. To do this, get a cookie sheet that fits in your fridge, lay parchment paper down, and then place them separated on the sheet and place them in the freezer for about 45 minutes or until frozen. Once fully frozen, you can stack them in your freezer-safe container.
Let them defrost, and then cook them in the oven or air-fryer, or fry them in a little oil.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- To make these taste as close to cheeseburger eggrolls as possible, use Impossible or Beyond Meat for your vegan hamburger.
- Make sure they're crispy before serving them.
- Don't use a strong oil like olive oil if you want to fry them.
You can add whatever burger toppings you love, but I would avoid the watery ones like tomatoes.
- If you love a bacon cheeseburger, you can add vegan bacon bits.
- Use your favorite type of vegan cheese. I like cheddar on my burgers. A lot of people like American cheese, and they've come out with some good vegan alternatives.
- You can use spring roll wrappers if you can't find vegan egg roll wrappers.
Are egg roll wrappers vegan?
Typically yes, but you always have to check labels. It seems to be most "egg" roll wrappers don't even have eggs in them. But they typically do contain wheat.
What is the difference between egg roll wrappers and spring roll wrappers?
Egg roll wrappers tend to be a little thicker than spring roll wrappers. They are made with very similar ingredients. Egg rolls are a little more crunchy then they have a chewiness, and spring rolls are more crispy all the way through.
Want some other delicious vegan recipes?
Vegan Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
- 12 oz Impossible or Beyond Beef
- 1 small onion, diced small
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon vegan worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon yellow mustard
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ketchup
- ½ cup dill pickles, diced small
- ½ cup vegan cheddar cheese or to taste
- Egg roll wrappers
- Start with a skillet and add some oil and chopped onions, cook the onions for about 5 minutes until they are soft and translucent. Add your minced garlic and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds.
- Add your vegan beef and stir as needed until cooked through.
- Now add your seasonings; worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, salt, pepper, ketchup, pickles, and cheese, and stir until combined. Remove from heat.
Wrap your egg rolls
- Take one wrapper and place it on the counter, and fill it with 2-3 TB of filling, these do puff up when they cook, so don't overfill them.
- Roll one corner over and fold it in half essentially but starting at the corner.
- Then roll the right side in, making sure you're squaring off the side, then repeat with the left side.
- Then roll the rest of the way closed. You can use a dab of water to seal with edges.
Cook them- You can air-fry them or cook them in oil.
- The amount of oil you need will depend on your pan size. Heat the oil over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Then place the egg rolls with the flap side down, cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip, checking to make sure they aren't burning. Make sure all sides are cooked then place them on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Preheat the air-fryer to 390 degrees.Spray the egg rolls with cooking spray and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked through.
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