9 Super-Tasty Meatless Burgers for Memorial Day

Double Drive-Thru Veggie Burgers © David Cicconi
By F&W Editors Posted May 20, 2014

Go meat-free this weekend.

Mushrooms, grains and lentils are just a few ingredients that can serve as the base for a great meatless burger patty. Here, seven excellent veggie burgers to make this weekend.

1. Fresh and Juicy Veggie Burgers

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Jimmy Bannos, Jr.’s vegetarian burgers are topped with melted cheese and marinated mushrooms.

2. Cheese-Stuffed Portobello Burgers

Aged Gouda cheese adds terrific, smoky flavor to these mushroom veggie burgers.

3. Crispy Quinoa Sliders

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These light patties are fantastic as mini veggie burgers or served with a salad.

4. Cumin–Spiced Red Lentil Burgers

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These healthy, Indian-inspired burgers are rich in vitamin B and fiber.

5. Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

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Ground porcini mushrooms add meaty flavor to Richard Blais’s fantastic burgers.

 

6. Black Bean Burgers

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These vegetarian burgers make thick, delicious patties that stay tender. The roasted red pepper spread doubles as a fantastic dipping sauce for french fries.

7. Crispy Quinoa Burgers with Gruyère and Caramelized Onions 

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These simple burgers pack a ton of flavor with sharp cheddar, Gruyère, caramelized onions and chipotle.

8. Beet-Bean Cheeseburger

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Star chef Dan Barber uses toasted pulp left over from juicing beets and carrots for his exceptional veggie burgers.

9. Double Drive-Thru Veggie Burgers

Food & Wine: Double Drive-Thru Veggie Burgers

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Vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is famous for her deliciously charred veggie burgers. For a "special sauce," she swaps out mayo for silken-tofu mayonnaise to make a tangy-sweet vegan take on Thousand Island dressing.

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