There are so many different ways to make vegan burgers nowadays. While a classic veggie burger is always a good idea, there is also an abundance of other options like rice and bean, mushroom, and quinoa burgers. Plus, you can use plant-based meat substitutes like seitan to make especially meaty burgers. The options are limitless when it comes to making a delicious vegan burger! Whip up one of these delicious vegan burgers and serve it with fries for a fun and tasty meal!
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1. Aloha Teriyaki Burger
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Take your tummy on a tropical vacation with this Aloha Teriyaki Burger by Joni Marie Newman! These are delicious on a grilled bun with lettuce, grilled Maui onions, and a thick, grilled pineapple ring.
2. Trifecta Burger
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The three Ts of soy (TVP, Tofu, and Tempeh) join forces to create a protein-packed burger that will rock your socks off. Serve on a toasted bagel or toasted white bun with a generous schmear of Tangy Tahini Sauce (page 189), lettuce, tomato, and sprouts, as pictured. A big helping of steamed veggies would also complement this Trifecta Burger by Joni Marie Newman nicely.
3. Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers
When it comes to burgers, it’s all about the spice. Made from yellow pumpkin, earthy chickpeas and a mixture of warming spices, these burgers are the perfect combo for your barbecue, a game night dinner, or just for that cozy get-together with your friends. Try these Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Burgers by Ella Suihko with different toppings like greens, pickles, tomatoes, and your favorite sauce.
4. Rice and Bean Burgers
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Were you searching for an IBS-friendly Veggie Burger? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This low FODMAP veggie burger is vegan, loaded with nutritious ingredients and easy to digest. Plus, it’s so flavorful with meaty texture and consistency. Sometimes all you need is a nice big burger, right? But what if you are trying to eat healthier, you follow a vegan diet, and on top of that eat a low fodmap diet. Yep, satisfying that burger craving can become quite a challenge. These low fodmap veggie burgers are everything you could want in a burger. These Rice and Bean Burgers by Stefani Weiss have a great texture, are super tasty, and won’t wreak havoc on your digestive system. You can also grill them, which will enhance their already rich flavor. This is a real crowd-pleasing recipe, so satisfying and delicious, great for picnics and celebrations. It’s super simple. You only need one bowl and 10 simple ingredients for these low fodmap veggie burgers. How awesome!
5. Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries
These Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries by Jessica Bose are phenomenal! They are made with healthy ingredients that taste amazing and will keep you satisfied! The patties are made with chickpeas, kale, onion, garlic, oats, sunflower seeds, and an amazing mix of spices! The homemade roasted garlic hummus pairs so well with the flavors in this burger. Top it with your favorite veggie burger toppings and throw it on a bun––good to go! That is, after you make homemade sweet potato fries! They have the perfect soft and crispy texture, salty and sweet taste. Every aspect of this meal compliments each other. You have to try making these Curry Chickpea Kale Burgers!
6. Whisky Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Get your grill ready for these Whisky Portobello Mushroom Burgers by Natalie Tamara! The whisky marinade, full of warm spices, makes these burgers perfect for any time of the year. They’re served alongside some grilled peppers and tucked into seeded rolls with mixed baby leaves, avocado, and a drizzle of light tahini.
7. Bacon and Egg Burger
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Cruelty free bacon and tofu eggs go together like peanut butter and jelly in this burger that knocks the socks off any fast food breakfast sammy. When you’re on the go, eat this Bacon and Egg Burger by Joni Marie Newman on a whole wheat bun, an English muffin, with a slice of vegan cheese or a little vegan garlic mayo. At home you can add a side of hash browns or home fries. Garnish with your favorite breakfast toppings (think omelet here: diced and grilled peppers and onions, salsa, ketchup, avocado, or spinach).
8. Roasted Carrot and Tofu Burgers
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Roasted carrot and tofu burgers with sliced tomatoes and avocado might be your answer for a better veggie burger. They’re so colorful with chopped parsley and toasted sesame seeds contributing to the orange of the main ingredient. Many people are open to trying a veggie burger and are disappointed when they try them. Either the patty tries too hard to mimic meat or it’s just a flavorless blob on a bun. That’s not the case with these Roasted Carrot and Tofu Burgers by Lydia Filgueras! Say goodbye to boring veggie burgers!
9. Western Bacon Burger
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This Western Bacon Burger by Joni Marie Newman is extremely hearty and thick, so they hold together very, very well. You can serve these with a dollop of barbecue sauce and a few onion rings, with some baked beans on the side.
10. Meatloaf Veggie Burger With Cauliflower Mash and Gravy
Let’s take veggie burgers to a whole new level, shall we? These Meatloaf Veggie Burger With Cauliflower Mash and Gravy by Liz Martone are like that classic weeknight dinner in an amazing burger form. They’re made from a hearty combination mushrooms, chickpeas, and lentils, baked with a sweet ketchup glaze, and then topped with creamy cauliflower mash and gravy. A bite of this burger is like taking a step right into comfort food heaven.
11. Black Eyed Pea Patties
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These Black Eyed Pea Patties by Lydia Filgueras can be served anytime of the day. They’re at their best when warm, but retain a lot of texture at room temperature which makes them a great choice to carry with you for a meal on the go. They can be eaten plain as shown, or served up sandwich style with your favorite fixings.
12. Pumpkin White Bean Patties
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These Pumpkin White Bean Patties by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are made of pure pumpkin, white beans, rolled oats and spices. Top with your favorite fixings or serve over leafy greens! Pumpkin may seem like a strange base for a burger but this mix of flavors is sure to surprise! Pumpkin not only adds flavor, but a healthy dose of nutrients.and includes 3 grams of fiber and a mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You have to try these Pumpkin White Bean Patties!
13. Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli
These Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD have tons of flavor and can be served with your favorite toppings. The Sriracha Aioli makes a perfect addition, but enjoying them with bbq sauce is also a good choice. For the full experience, be sure to include a side of fries!
14. ‘Lamb’ Burger
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Vegan lamb burger. Yea, you read it right. Hearty, savory, and super delicious, this vegan ‘Lamb’ Burger by Molly Patrick will make your mouth water from just thinking about it. The only other thing you need to know is that this burger is meat eater tested and totally approved. With a lentil, mushroom, and oat base, this plant-based burger has a shockingly meaty texture. Add all the seasonings in and mwah! A vegan lamb burger that can help you turn meat-eaters vegan, one tasty meal at a time.
15. Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger
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If you love dense, flavorful meals that don’t disappoint, you have to try this homemade Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger by Gabrielle St. Claire. The burgers are made from seasoned black beans, mushrooms, and plenty of herbs; they’re topped with creamy beer cheese sauce, plus crunchy onion rings. While the ingredients to this homemade black bean burger are varied, the steps are easy-peasy. It’s the ultimate comfort meal. You’ll feel like you’re at the pub without even having to leave the comfort of your home!
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- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
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- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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