Who says going vegan means saying goodbye to burgers? Not on our watch! Say hello to these incredible Veggie Burger Recipes that prove plant-based eating can be just as drool-worthy. Filled with protein-packed goodness, these burgers are not only a delight for your taste buds but also a hit with the whole family. Get ready to grill, flip, and devour your way to veggie burger bliss!
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just want to try something new, the meatless burgers on this list are going to knock your socks off! To explore more meat-free recipes, we’ve got plenty of Meatless Monday recipes to check out.
This list offers a diverse selection of vegan burger recipes that cater to various tastes and dietary preferences, ensuring there’s something for everyone at the table. Whether you’re craving a classic black bean burger, a hearty mushroom-based patty, or a creative blend of grains and veggies, this compilation has you covered. The versatility of ingredients allows for endless customization, allowing everyone to experiment with flavors and textures to suit their preferences.
If you’re more in the mood for a hot dog but want a healthier vegan version, try our carrot dogs that are out of this world! While you are grilling, be sure to check out these grilled veggie kabobs as well.
Veggie burger toppings
Your veggie burger patty sets the stage, but it’s the toppings that steal the show and make each bite an adventure! Get ready to sprinkle some magic onto your burger with a delightful array of toppings. Let’s dive into the world of burger pizzazz and discover how to take your veggie burger experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Check out these top picks for burger toppings that always make my taste buds dance!
- Leafy greens like lettuce and spinach
- Shredded cabbage or slaw
- Cucumber slices
- Raw onion slices
- Caramelized onions
- Bean sprouts
- Avocado slices
Sauces for vegan burger recipes
Now that your veggie burgers are sizzling to perfection and adorned with your favorite fixings, it’s sauce time! Get ready to elevate those patties to superstar status with a lineup of secret weapon sauces that’ll knock your taste buds out of the park. Here are a handful of my go-to sauces guaranteed to give your veggie burgers that extra flavor punch they deserve!
Recipes that pair well with vegan burgers
Ready to amp up your veggie burger game with some stellar sidekicks? Look no further! Here are a bunch of awesome side ideas to take your burger bash to the next level!
- Oil-Free Air Fryer French Fries
- Crispy Baked Onion Rings
- Country Vegan Potato Salad
- Creamy Coleslaw
- Vegan Baked Beans
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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
- 1.5 cups black beans this is a 15 oz can, drain and rinse
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup onions diced
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce or Bragg's Aminos
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning dry spice optional
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper optional
- 1/2 cup low-fat mayo (homemade recipe below)
- 1/2 or 1 chipotle in adobe sauce or 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sweetener pure cane sugar, date sugar, etc
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Low-Fat Vegan Mayo
- 1 lb silken soft tofu drained
- 1 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sweetener pure cane sugar, date sugar, etc
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Drain and rinse black beans. Just be sure to get rid of all the liquid.
- In a large bowl, mash black beans with a potato masher or even a fork.
- Dice the onion and red pepper into small chunks.
- Add all ingredients to the bowl with black beans, including oats, veggies, and spices.
- Mix thoroughly. I use my hands to knead them well.
- Make 4 to 5 pattiesfrom the mixture by forming a ball and pressing into patties .
- Line a baking sheet with and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes. They also do well in an air fryer. You can pan-fry; however, for the firmest patties, baking or air frying are recommended.
- Place all of the sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. This sauce is great on sandwiches, wraps baked fries, baked blooming onions, and so much more. I even thin it out and use it as a salad dressing.
Homemade Vegan Mayo
- Drain the water from the soft silken tofu. Place all of the mayo ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This will be a lot more mayo than is needed for the chipotle sauce. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days and use on sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and sauces.
- Cooking methods- Bake, air fry, grill, or cook in a non-stick frying pan. For the firmest patties, baking or air frying are recommended.
- Air Frying- To make these in the air fryer, set the temperature to 400°F and cook for about 15 minutes. They come out nice and crispy.
- Black beans- Cook your own beans from scratch in your InstantPot or use canned beans that have been drained and rinsed.
- Special sauce- The amazing sauce I use is my Chipotle Ranch Dressing, and it is HIGHLY recommended to knock these burgers out of the park.
- Double batch-The patties freeze very well, so make a double batch while you’re at it. You’ll be so glad you did!
- Freeze- The bean burger patties freeze well if you want to make a big batch and have them on hand for a fast-food meal. I always bake them and then freeze them, but you could freeze them raw and then bake them when you’re ready.
- Bun options– For an oil-free bun, try the Ezekiel brand in the freezer section of many grocery stores or make your own with this recipe from This Healthy Kitchen.
- Partner with my low-fat Chipotle Ranch Sauce!
- Piled high with spinach or lettuce and tomato
- Round thinly sliced onions
- Dill pickle sandwich slices
- Ketchup or bbq sauce
- Homemade Mayo
- Mustard such as yellow, Dijon, or brown spice
- Vegan cheese sauce
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About Terri Edwards
Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy. I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…