Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe

Staff Writer
Top Veggie Burger Brands, Plus a Recipe
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
798
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
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Protein
44g
87%
Carbs
136g
45%
Vitamin A
323µg
36%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.5%
Vitamin B6
1mg
57%
Vitamin C
181mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
37µg
47%
Calcium
390mg
39%
Fiber
39g
100%
Folate (food)
367µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
442µg
100%
Folic acid
44µg
N/A
Iron
17mg
95%
Magnesium
240mg
60%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
767mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
2189mg
63%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
66%
Sodium
1086mg
45%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
90%
Zinc
5mg
31%

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