The 9 Best Veggie Burger Recipes Slideshow
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Portobello mushrooms are a perfect vegetarian burger alternative because their meaty exterior can stand up to the heat of the grill. In this recipe, the mushrooms are marinated in a mixture of wine, shallots, garlic, peppercorn, and thyme before being thrown on the flames.
Lentil and Zucchini Burgers
Lentils are an underutilized but versatile ingredient. They are inexpensive and easy to make, and are full of folate, copper, phosphorus, manganese, iron, protein, and fiber. These burgers use both lentils and chickpeas, and are topped with a dollop of creamy, cool yogurt-cucumber raita.
Pinto Bean Veggie Burger
This Southwestern-inspired veggie burger uses pinto beans, spinach, salsa, and cumin to ramp up the flavor. Cashews are added as a binder, but they also add texture and a nutty taste to the patty.
Quinoa Black Bean Veggie Burger
This is not just another veggie burger: This patty is loaded with fiber-rich quinoa and protein-rich black beans. The addition of golden beets adds depth to an already hearty burger.
Southern-Fried Chickpea Burger
Chickpeas are the perfect base to stand up to the loud flavors of chipotle, garlic, and fennel. These chickpea burgers are pan-fried, giving them that Southern feel. The homemade barbecue sauce cuts through the richness of the burger.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
Sweet potatoes are a great addition to veggie burgers because they act as a binder and add a subtle sweetness. These burgers are baked, not pan-fried, making them an extra-healthy alternative to a greasy burger cooked on the flat top.
Vegan Sushi Burger
Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Navy Bean Burgers
The wild rice and mushrooms add texture and fiber to this veggie burger, and the denseness of the patty will definitely satisfy even the hungriest eaters. Try draping a slice of cheese over patties during the last few minutes of baking for some extra gooeyness.