Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe

Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe
Staff Writer
Veggie Burger
HellaWella

While all veggie burgers are great alternatives as far as cows are concerned, some pack tons of fat and calories. These barbecue-ready picks, however, boast the protein of beef burgers without the fat, plus a boost of fiber, if you don't have the time to make your own.

1. Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Nutrition: 120 calories, 11 g protein, 4 g fat
Have water on hand for these fiery burgers.

2. Amy’s All-American Veggie Burger (vegan)
Nutrition: 140 calories, 13 g protein, 3.5 g fat
Redefine the "all-American" meaty barbeque.

3. Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger
Nutrition: 130 calories, 17 g protein, 5 g fat
This burger is "beefed up" with textured vegetable protein.

4. Boca Cheeseburger
Nutrition: 100 calories, 13 g protein, 4.5 g fat
Cheesy goodness without all the fat.

5. Dr. Praeger’s Meatless All-American Burger
Nutrition: 130 calories, 15 g protein, 4 g fat
This burger holds up great on the grill.

— Nancy Ryerson, HellaWella

1
Servings
352
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2  Cup  green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  white onion, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • egg
  • 1  Tablespoon  cayenne
  • 1  Tablespoon  cilantro
  • 1  Tablespoon  cumin
  • 1/2  Cup  breadcrumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan. Add the pepper, onions, corn, and garlic, and stir for a few seconds; then cover. Let steam for about 5 minutes, or until softened.

In a large bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher until pasty but chunky.

Stir the diced pepper, onions, and garlic into black bean mixture. Squeeze out excess moisture.

Whisk together egg, cayenne, cumin, and cilantro in a separate bowl. Stir egg mixture into the black beans and vegetables. Add breadcrumbs and stir.

Form mixture into 4 patties and place on a prepared baking sheet.

Bake burgers for about 10 minutes on each side.

Enjoy on a whole-wheat bun topped with cheese, salsa, or avocado.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
375µg
54%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
35mg
47%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
59µg
66%
Calcium, Ca
339mg
34%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
99µg
25%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
105mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
288mg
41%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
716mg
48%
Water
161g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Veggie Burger Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Veggie Burger Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.

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