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

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:

608 kcal

Daily value:

30%

Servings:

1
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 102 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 26 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 48145 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 2406 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 3 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 102 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 35 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 93 µg
  • Ash 12 g
  • Calcium, Ca 452 mg
  • Carotene, beta 25263 µg
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Choline, total 63 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 7190 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 6 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 11 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 38 g
  • Folate, DFE 123 µg
  • Folate, food 123 µg
  • Folate, total 181 µg
  • Fructose 2 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 20 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 15285 µg
  • Lycopene 208 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 253 mg
  • Maltose 1 g
  • Manganese, Mn 3 mg
  • Niacin 16 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 551 mg
  • Phytosterols 106 mg
  • Potassium, K 2869 mg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 26 µg
  • Sodium, Na 824 mg
  • Starch 14 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 23 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Water 178 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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