The 11 Best Veggie Burger Recipes (Vegetarian and Vegan)

black beans brown rice walnut oat burgers with spinach
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Here are our most popular homemade veggie burger recipes, according to you! All of these recipes for veggie burgers are vegetarian, and most are vegan. Homemade veggie burgers are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians.

If you've struggled with having veggie burgers fall apart or being too dry and crumbly, check out these tips for making the perfect veggie burger. Or, if you're having a cookout and not sure what to bring (other than veggie burgers, of course!), check dozens of vegetarian and vegan grilling ideas here


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  • 01 of 11

    Mushroom Veggie Burgers

    Vegan Mushroom Bean Burger

    The Spruce

    Mushrooms are surprisingly similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, and this mushroom veggie burger recipe may just surprise you with how tasty it is. While mushrooms provide plenty of flavor and texture, the addition of pinto beans makes this recipe high in fiber and protein too. 

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    Vegan Black Bean Burgers

    Vegan Black Bean Burger

    The Spruce

    I love this recipe for vegan black bean patties because it's easy to make as well as tasty, two of my favorite qualities in a recipe! They aren't quite firm enough to toss on the backyard grill, so you may want to chill them after forming into patties, or, pan fry them in oil for a quick, everyday meal. This veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

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    Portobello Mushroom Burgers

    Portobello Mushroom burger
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    Try this vegetarian burger recipe with portobello mushrooms and an avocado sauce. Portobello mushrooms make for a healthy veggie burger recipe for a barbecue or cookout and have a hearty and rich flavor. If you need a simple and easy way to substitute meat in your veggie burger, portobello mushrooms are the way to go!

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    Tofu Veggie Burgers

    Vegan Tofu Veggie Burgers

    The Spruce

    This easy recipe for tofu veggie burgers is easy to make and great for an everyday vegetarian and vegan lunch, dinner, picnic or for a vegetarian barbecue. Need them to be gluten-free as well? Just swap out the regular flour for any kind of gluten-free flour. Enjoy!

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    Bean Burger With Cornmeal and Salsa

    Black bean burger and salsa
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    This black bean and cornmeal burger recipe is an easy veggie burger with just a few basic ingredients and some spices, these are very quick and easy to make in your food processor. These veggie burgers will hold together well on your backyard grill.

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    Potato and Bean Veggie Burgers

    Vegan Potato Veggie Burger

    The Spruce

    Yes, you can make fabulous veggie patties from potatoes! If you've ever had latkes or potato pancakes, you know that potatoes absorb the flavors added to them quite well, and have a satisfying texture that is both crunchy and soft. Spice up this potato and bean veggie patty recipe a bit with some garlic, seasoned salt, or other spices. This veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

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    Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burger

    black beans brown rice walnut oat burgers with spinach
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    Spice up a basic vegetarian and vegan black bean burger patty with some cayenne pepper and hot sauce! This black bean patty will hold together well enough to grill, or you can pan-fry it in a bit of oil.

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    Vegetable Veggie Burgers

    Close-up of a veggie burger with lettuce and tomatoes
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    Looking for a healthier, low-fat veggie burger? This veggie burger recipe uses just a bit of tofu and lots and lots of veggies to form a healthy and high-fiber vegetarian patty.

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  • 09 of 11

    TVP Veggie Burgers

    TVP burger
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    These vegetarian TVP veggie burgers are high in protein and pack a bit of a kick. Feel free to omit the chili powder and cayenne if you prefer a milder veggie burger. This veggie burger recipe is vegetarian, but not vegan.

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    Carnivore Approved Mushroom Burgers

    Mushroom burger
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    My friend John is as far away from vegetarian as one can be, but he's also a serious foodie and culinary expert. So, when he recommends this veggie burger recipe, you know it's good! John says that the chunks of mushroom give it a juicier texture than other veggie burger recipes.

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    Best Veggie Burger Brands

    Vegetarian Soy Burger
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    Don't feel like cooking? Check out our picks for the best veggie burger brands that are available in your grocery store's freezer.