Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe

Veggie Burger
HellaWella

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

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

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

799 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat

Daily value:

40%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 12g 18%
  • Carbs 134g 45%
  • Saturated 3g 15%
  • Fiber 39g 156%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 44g 89%
  • Cholesterol 186mg 62%
  • Sodium 1,095mg 46%
  • Calcium 389mg 39%
  • Magnesium 238mg 60%
  • Potassium 2,166mg 62%
  • Iron 17mg 95%
  • Zinc 5mg 31%
  • Phosphorus 774mg 111%
  • Vitamin A 335µg 37%
  • Vitamin C 179mg 299%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 68%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 42%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 56%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 410µg 103%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 33%
  • Vitamin K 37µg 47%
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