Vegetarian Burgers

Vegetarian burgers can be made from all kinds of things—chickpeas, mushrooms, black beans, tofu and quinoa are some of our favorites. For a veggie-packed burger, we love to create patties from roasted zucchini and yellow squash blended with paprika, garlic, parsley and panko. These taste best when cooked on a griddle and topped with leafy kale, homemade Tzatziki and sliced tomato. For a veggie burger that even carnivores will enjoy, Richard Blais adds ground porcini mushrooms for a meaty flavor. He also uses edamame, lentil, couscous and almonds to create super hearty patties, then serves them with pomegranate ketchup and sautéed mushrooms. Get these recipes and more from F&W's guide to vegetarian burgers.

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This Is the Secret to the Best Homemade Veggie Burgers
Seven vegetables and grains fill our ultimate veggie burger with texture, color, and flavor.
Ultimate Veggie Burgers
Rating: Unrated 2
These veggie burgers hit every satisfying, savory note with a hearty mix of pearl barley, chickpeas, mushrooms, and crispy panko. For the sturdiest patties, evenly distribute the panko by stirring the patty mixture until very well-combined.
Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry) Veggie Burgers
Your quest for the perfect veggie burger is over. Agrawal’s version, adapted from a recipe in Lukas Volger’s cookbook, Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, is absolutely delicious. Mashed rajma (curried kidney beans) or canned beans get an umami burst with the addition of grated Parmesan and a melty slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Eggs and toasted breadcrumbs bind the mixture together, ensuring it will hold together in the pan. And don’t skip the piles of toppings. They make this already wonderful burger even more special.
Kidney Bean Burgers
These sweet potato and kidney bean-packed burgers are dredged in cornmeal cooking, so they have a lightly crunchy exterior. We like ours with lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayonnaise, but a dollop of salsa or some extra cilantro sprigs would be delicious too. Slideshow: More Veggie Burger Recipes 
Roasted Veggie Burgers with Carrot Ketchup
Rating: Unrated 1
“I hate veggie burgers with a passion,” says chef Edward Lee, of Louisville’s Whiskey Dry. Instead of creating a ground patty of beans, grains and vegetables that replicates the look and texture of meat, Lee serves this gorgeous ratatouille-inspired “burger” of colorful roasted vegetables layered with melty cheese. “It looks like a slice of a rainbow,” he says. Slideshow: More Veggie Burger Recipes 
Zucchini Burgers with Roasted Garlic Tzatziki
Rating: Unrated 4
These zucchini-loaded veggie burgers are too tender for the grill grate, so they’re cooked on a griddle, but they get a great kick from smoked paprika. Slideshow:  More Veggie Burgers 

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Beet-Bean Cheeseburger
This exceptional veggie burger, created by Dan Barber for his WastED pop-up at Blue Hill in New York City, has a lot of ingredients; each one adds to the taste and texture and makes it exceptional. The key is cooking the burger until it’s well seared, so you get the familiar charred flavor. Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes 
Black Rice Veggie Burgers
These gluten-free vegean burgers are made with coconut black rice, edamame andfresh herbs, then topped with marinated golden beets. Slideshow: More Veggie Burger Recipes