Our Best Veggie Burger Recipes

Roasted Veggie Burgers with Carrot Ketchup
Photo: © John Kernick

From black bean burgers to cumin-spiced red lentil burgers, here are delicious veggie burger recipes.

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Double Drive-Thru Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers with lentils and tofu
DAVID CICCONI

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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Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers
© Cedric Angeles

Most veggie burgers are a pale imitation of the all-beef original, but even with ordinary black beans in place of Rancho Gordo Midnight beans, these robust patties with roasted red pepper spread are moist and delicious. The spread doubles as a fantastic dipping sauce for French fries.

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Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

Eating vegan for a month led Richard Blais to examine his pantry more closely. He discovered that ground porcini mushrooms add a meaty flavor to dishes like his veggie burger.

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Fresh and Juicy Veggie Burgers

Fresh and Juicy Veggie Burgers

This veggie-packed burger is made with chickpeas, artichokes, olives, asparagus and quinoa, then topped with melted cheese and marinated mushrooms.

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Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers

Cumin-Spiced Red Lentil Burgers
© Keller & Keller

The red lentils in these spicy, Indian-inspired vegetarian burgers don't need to be soaked and cook superquickly. What's more, they are rich in B vitamins, fiber and folate, which help fight heart disease and birth defects.

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Brown-Rice Veggie Burgers

Brown-Rice Veggie Burgers

Another approach to veggie burgers uses the natural nutty sweetness of brown rice in the patty.

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Oat Cakes and Spinach with Horseradish Sauce

Oat Cakes and Spinach with Horseradish Sauce

Banish all thoughts of gluey morning oatmeal. These crisp oat cakes may change the way you think about the grain. The batter is sticky; so it's easiest to form the cakes right in the pan rather than by hand.

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Poblano-and-Cheddar-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Poblano-and-Cheddar-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

One school of thought says cooked mushrooms are more nutritious than raw ones, so F&W's Grace Parisi developed this vegetarian entrée of grilled mushrooms filled with smoky chiles.

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Black-Bean-and-Quinoa-Falafel Sandwiches

Black-Bean-and-Quinoa-Falafel Sandwiches

This tasty riff on a falafel sandwich uses black beans and quinoa in place of chickpeas.

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Spiced-Tofu Sandwiches

Spiced-Tofu Sandwiches

For this fantastic vegetarian spin on a burger, grilled tofu gets marinated in a smoky spice paste, then topped with barbecue mayo.

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Corn and Shiitake Fritters

Corn and Shiitake Fritters

Sweet corn kernels take two different forms in these crispy cakes. Half the corn is pureed into the batter; the other half is sautéed with shiitake and onion to give the fritters crunch.

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Roasted Veggie Burgers with Carrot Ketchup

Roasted Veggie Burgers with Carrot Ketchup
© John Kernick

Chef Edward Lee takes a different tack to the traditional veggie burger. Rather than creating a patty, Lee layers roasted vegetables and tops it off with melted cheese.

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