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Vegan Volcano Burger with Spicy Plant-Based Lava Sauce

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How about a rich delicious vegan Volcano Burger with plant-based lava sauce and homemade fries? Literally stacked to the gills with the best smoking hot ingredients.

I’m a huge fan of veggie burgers of all kinds, and especially packed with protein, fiber, and a creamy rich sauce. In fact one of the best things about this vegan volcano burger recipe is its lava sauce — a peppery vegan firehouse made in plant-based heaven.

Then tomatoes, onions, pickles, avocados, boatloads of greens. Healthy full-bodied buns like Dave’s Killer multigrain with six grams of protein.

Not to mention black beans, which are packed with prebiotics, and wild rice, nutritional yeast, and heart-healthy oats.

The good news is you can bulk-bake and freeze these puppies for slews of recipes, and the sauce simply rocks: appetizers, Tex Mex, French fries, sky’s the limit.

These burgers are organic, vegan, and dairy-free. (Gluten-free if you use GF buns & cheese.)

Vegan Volcano Burger with Lava Sauce

Stacked vegan volcano burger with veggies, lava sauce, and a side of sweet potato fries on a picnic table.
Vegan volcano burgers with lava sauce are hot.

One of the things that makes this vegan volcano burger so healthy is it’s packed with spice. Studies show that spicy foods like chili peppers, both red and green, reduce inflammation, high blood pressure, and oxidative stress.

In fact Jalapeños, Scorpions, and Habaneros boost metabolism, arterial function, and the microbiome. They curb blood sugar, too, and can help you lose weight.

According to Dr. Greger, “Four out of four studies on spicy food and mortality found a significant decrease in the risk of premature death.”

It’s also worth noting that raw red onions are more nutrient-dense than yellows and whites.

Vegan Volcano Burger Ingredients

  • Black beans.
  • Wild rice.
  • Rolled oats.
  • Breadcrumbs.
  • Organic buns.
  • Nutritional yeast.
  • Chili powder.
  • Yellow mustard.
  • Hot pepper sauce.
  • Avocado.
  • Vegan cheese.
  • Chopped veggies.
  • Mixed greens.
  • Jalapenos.
  • Chia eggs.
  • EV olive oil.
  • Pink salt.
  • Black pepper.
  • Garlic granules.
  • Grains of paradise.
  • Paprika.
  • Cumin.
  • Italian spices.
  • Condiments.
  • Toppings.


  • Lava sauce.
  • Vegan mayonnaise.
  • Organic ketchup.
  • Stoneground mustard.
  • Vegan Ranch.
  • Organic pickles.
  • Organic relish.


For the breadcrumbs in this recipe I use crushed homemade sourdough garlic croutons that I always keep on hand. They’re made with Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat, so they’re rich.

Get the recipe here.

How to Make a Chia Egg

To make one chia egg mix 1 tablespoon of ground or soaked whole organic chia seed with 3 tablespoons of filtered water, wait for 10 minutes, mix again, then use.

Vegan egg substitutes are widely available, but chia is healthiest. It’s a complete vegan protein with all nine essential amino acids and more.

You can get chia seed here.

Vegan Volcano Burger Recipe 

Close-up of vegan Volcano Burger with sesame buns and cheese on a wooden plank.
Spicy foods like vegan Volcano Burgers are bioactive.

This vegan Volcano Burger recipe uses organic wild rice. Sides include potato salad, mac salad, chips and dip, homemade fries.

Get the recipe for vegan lava sauce here.

Volcano Burger Topping Ideas  

  • Avocado.
  • Tomatoes. 
  • Chili.
  • Mixed greens.
  • Sprouts and microgreens.
  • Red and green onions.
  • Raw garlic.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Vegan cheese. 
  • Cucumber.
  • Fresh herbs.
  • Salsa.
  • Hummus.
  • Guacamole.
Stacked vegan Volcano Burger packed with veggies and sauce by crispy fries on a rustic board.

Vegan Volcano Burger

This recipe is plant-based and dairy-free.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 245 kcal



  • Precook the rice and cool/refrigerate until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Drain, rinse, and pat-dry beans with paper towel.
  • Mash the beans, rice, oats, bread crumbs, and nutritional yeast together in a large bowl.
  • Finely chop/grate and mix veggies together.
  • Combine the wet sauces, chia eggs, and spices.
  • Lightly saute veggies in olive oil for about 5 minutes and add to beans.
  • Mix in the wet ingredients and spices.
  • Taste test for desired result. Adjustments can be made using flour or other dry ingredients if it’s too wet, or filtered water if too dry.
  • Form into patties using a mold or by hand, and cool in fridge for at least an hour on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until crust forms, then flip and bake another 10-15 minutes or until done. For volcano cheeseburgers add sliced vegan cheese in the last 10 minutes.
  • You can fry or barbecue them by cooking on high then medium heat for about eight minutes on each side. Top with pepperjack cheese slices near the end for vegan cheeseburgers.
  • Serve on organic buns with avocados slices, toppings, and lava sauce.


Calories: 245kcal
Keyword Dairy-Free Volcano Burger, Plant-Based Volcano Burger, Spicy Vegan Burger, Vegan Lava Sauce, Vegan Volcano Burger Recipe, Volcano Burger Recipe
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