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Veggie Burgers: 15 Recipes, Countless Benefits

Veggie Burgers: 10 Recipes, Countless Benefits

It’s just not July 4th without a burger on your plate. What better way to celebrate this time of year than to change things up a bit by serving some veggie patties in stead of their meaty counterparts? Veggie burgers are versatile, easy to prepare, and SO much healthier than their meaty counterparts.

You are probably thinking a veggie burger is a burger, so why not get some frozen ones from the store? There are some pretty good options in the market and here is a great article that compares six popular, commercially available veggie burgers based on calories, total fat content, fiber, and protein.

However, when you make your own, you can customize the list of ingredients, and the combinations are only limited by your imagination. The compilation of recipes below speaks to the versatility and adaptability of the veggie burger. From beans to broccoli, there’s something here for everyone!

Here is our list of 15 Must-Try Veggie Burger Recipes:

1. Baked Broccoli Burgers

This veggie burger is packed full of flavor and topped with homemade tahini sauce. In addition to being delicious, these Baked Broccoli Burgers are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and beta-carotene.

Recipe: Baked Broccoli Burgers


2. Black and White Bean Burgers

If you’re looking for a fast and healthy way to serve your family a delicious meal, try these Black and White Bean Burgers. Take it as it is, or play around with it. Add a different spice here or there…and enjoy! Don’t forget to prepare a side dish or two such as roasted potato wedges and a salad, while these patties are baking!



3. Red Lentil Burgers with Kale Pesto

While you may enjoy veggies, getting your loved on to eat veggies burger may need some persuasion. Use this recipe to get them to cross over, it’s not chewy or mushy. It is crispy on the outside so they feel grilled. The patties are super tasty so they won’t even care it’s veggie!

4. Mushroom Barley Grillers

This is one veggie burger for you to throw on the grill. This recipe has the extra step of steaming the burgers. Even though it’s a bit more work (and foil), it almost always creates burgers that hold up to grilling, whether it is on an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan. When the burgers aren’t falling into the grill, they get more of that smoky, hearty, true grill taste. It’s worth it. Give it a try and see if you agree.


5. White Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

These are the most delicious, juicy, tender veggie burgers you’d ever have! Serve them in your preferred buns with toppings of your choice. We like to keep our burgers simple – add mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato and onion and of course sprinkle them with salt and pepper for additional flavor!


6. Reuben Burgers

We love the texture of these hearty faux meat burgers, which can stand up well to grilling. Or pan fry them for a crisp and delicious outside.



7. Eggplant Burgers

We give you…Baked Eggplant Burgers! These burgers are savory, filling and addictive. They’re packed full of protein and vitamins. Above all else, they are delicious! Top them with tahini sauce and they are also fantastic when topped with hummus and dill pickles!



8. The Ultimate Veggie Burger

If a recipe doesn’t rock your socks off, we are not going to call it ultimate. Folks, this veggie burger is vegan, gluten free, grain free, low carb, and doesn’t taste like the socks it rocked off. These miraculous patties of joy are endlessly customizable to whatever you want. Add in different veggies, beans, flavors… you have no excuse not to make these because they adapt to whatever you have on hand. So actually… you should go make these now. Let your imagination (and your taste buds) run wild!


9. Cajun Burgers

These cajun burgers are super tasty, and are also really quick to put together. The base is kasha, which are toasted buckwheat grains. They’re a gorgeous brown color, and shaped like a pyramid. They also have a nice toasty flavor, which goes really well with the grilling season. These burgers hold up fairly well on the BBQ, since kasha cooks to be fairly dry, but all burgers (veggie or meat) are prone to sticking when they’re fresh and soft. There are some tips below on preparing the grill and the burgers for cooking, so be sure to read through them first if you plan on cooking these straight on the BBQ.


10. Hearty Lentil and Brown Rice Burger

The challenge that we’ve found with many homemade bean burger patties is that they tend to quickly fall apart. The great thing about this recipe is that these burgers hold together surprisingly well. They are hearty, flavorful, and go well with BBQ sauce or any of your other favorite burger toppings. If you don’t own a BBQ, they can be cooked in a pan on the stove-top for an easy weeknight meal.

11. Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup

All that’s in these burgers and fries is a whack load of vegetables and spices. Goes like this: throw stuff in the food processor, rub things with your hands, toss something in the dehydrator and you’ll get a gourmet raw food meal in no time! (Okay, we may have simplified that process a little.) But seriously – it’s pretty much that easy. Look at the colors of this recipe!

Recipe: Raw Yam Burgers and Daikon Fries with Ketchup


12. Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers

These Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burgers are packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Iron and protein. The maple syrup and a kick of cayenne, combined with savory sweet potatoes, kale and pecans, results in a perfect balance of flavors. Serve these patties warm and save any leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 4 days.


13. Portobello Patties

Full of flavor, these plant-based burgers are extremely versatile. Time for cooked method: 10 minutes prep; 2-3 minutes to cook Prep time for raw method: 10 minutes; 10-12 hours to dehydrate



14. Pesto Mushroom Burgers

Sometimes simple is better. As in the case of these “burgers.” Because sometimes you just don’t want all the extra calories of a bread bun, and a huge, tasty mushroom cap will suffice. And because pesto is the lovechild of natural ingredients and innovation. Simple, but scrumptious!


15. Spicy Cauliflower Potato Burger

One of our favorite veggie combinations – cauliflower and potato. These patties can also be made gluten free by substituting oats for the bread crumbs.


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One comment on “Veggie Burgers: 15 Recipes, Countless Benefits”

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6 Months Ago

so... what happened to the 14 other burgers???

With my sense of humor I just have to ask... did they get eaten??? HAHAHAHAHA!

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for this superexcellent resource! We are big vegan burger fans so this is a great resource, along with the links to all the authors' websites...so many talented cooks (and photographers) here! Have a festive and feast-filled weekend!


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