Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe

Veggie Burger


  •   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


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.


Calories per serving:

979 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 13g 20%
  • Carbs 165g 55%
  • Saturated 3g 16%
  • Fiber 47g 187%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 57g 114%
  • Cholesterol 186mg 62%
  • Sodium 492mg 21%
  • Calcium 353mg 35%
  • Magnesium 392mg 98%
  • Potassium 2,367mg 68%
  • Iron 18mg 100%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 914mg 131%
  • Vitamin A 331µg 37%
  • Vitamin C 167mg 279%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 120%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 52%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 59%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 796µg 199%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 30%
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