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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Roasted Veggie Burgers with Carrot Ketchup


“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

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

Zucchini Burgers with Roasted Garlic Tzatziki

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

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