Our 7 Best Veggie Burger Recipes

updated Dec 4, 2019
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Veggie Burger
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Veggie Burger

As a former vegetarian, I firmly believe veggie burgers shouldn’t be discounted. When made right, they have the potential to win over any carnivore — and will leave those who don’t eat meat jumping for joy. There are countless iterations, and whether they’ve got beans as their base or eschew the patty altogether, the most important thing is they can be tucked inside a bun and topped with whatever condiments you so choose. Here are seven great ones to try.

Calling this veggie burger the “ultimate” is a bold statement, but after you try it you’ll be convinced. Opting for miso paste as the binder not only makes it vegan, but also ensures it’s sturdy enough to hold up on the grill.

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This smart recipe makes avocado work twice as hard. First, it’s used as a binder for the patties, and then, whatever is left over is turned into a creamy topping.

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Take all the flavors you love from a classic Caesar salad — the jolt of garlic and the salty cheese — and you’ve got these unique white bean burgers that are sure to be well-received.

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While some veggie burgers that call for sweet potatoes have you roast one or two first, this one keeps it easy: Simply grate the vegetable right into the bean mixture.

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Forgo making a patty altogether and pick up a few portobello mushrooms instead. The large caps fit perfectly on a bun and grill up to be meaty and satisfying.

This pink-hued burger gets its color from roasted beets. The root vegetable isn’t just there for looks, though — it lends smoky, savory flavor to each bite.

Since halloumi cheese can be cooked without melting, it’s grilled here with the eggplant slices to bring a unique element to these burgers.