It’s always a good time for a burger, but since store-bought vegan burgers aren’t always the healthiest it’s best to make your own. Packed with beans, grains, veggies, herbs, and spices, these 18 vegan burger recipes will satisfy your every burger craving and show your tastebuds how good a plant-based burger can be. Fire up the grill (or turn on the stove) and enjoy one of these incredible vegan burger recipes today. Your non-vegan friends will love them, too!
One thing you’ll notice about this collection is that beans are a hero ingredient in many great veggie burgers. For more delicious ways to use beans to vegify all sorts of classic meals, check out How to Use Beans as Meat in Any Recipe.
You’ll never think of a cheeseburger the same way after trying these open-faced beauties. Made with quinoa (or millet), loads of vegetables, and a creamy potato-based cheese sauce, they’re in a class of their own.
Lime juice and chili powder punch up the flavor of these delectable black bean burgers, while rolled oats help them stick together. Serve with your choice of condiments such as: ketchup, mustard, Cheesy Caesar Dressing, or Vegan Cheesy Sauce.
Carrot and red bell pepper combined with nutritional yeast, tomato paste, and other tasty tidbits make these chickpea patties oh-so-delish. One fan writes, “I have made this recipe for years and it’s so, so tasty!”
The succulent, veggie-packed patties for these sliders are small in size and big on flavor. For a juicy twist, they’re served between balsamic-infused grilled zucchini slices; the combination of the earthy patty with tender grilled zucchini is outstanding.
Every respectable vegan needs a fantastic black bean burger recipe up their sleeve. In the comments, one FOK reader describes this one as “The best black bean burger I have ever had.” Note: the recipe calls for cooked brown rice, so it’s a good one to make when you have leftover rice in the fridge.
Bursting with black-eyed pea goodness, these baked vegan burgers use arrowroot powder as a binder, and a dusting of cornmeal gives them a delightful crispy coating. These taste great with a big dollop of 5-Minute Ketchup.
Breaded portobello mushrooms cooked in an air fryer equals crispy-on-the-outside and melty-on-the-inside scrumptiousness. Don’t skimp on the thousand island dressing; the blend of creamy cashews with flavor-rangers like dill pickle relish, ketchup, and onion, is heavenly.
With black beans and a four-grain mix, these hearty vegan burgers strike a delightful balance of tender and satisfying. Note: The patties keep well in the fridge or freezer, so make extra and enjoy them as leftovers or as a quick meal when time is tight.
Lemon flavorings add a zesty touch to these chickpea patties, while fresh herbs round out the flavors. Top with sautéed red onion and bell pepper and serve on whole grain buns covered with roasted red pepper hummus. Note: Other flavored oil-free hummus would well too, use what you have!
These primo potato and chickpea patties bring Indian flare to the hamburger realm. With flavorings like tomato paste, date paste, mango powder, chana masala, and fresh ginger, they’re off-the-charts-tasty!
With brown rice and beans as a base, and salsa, corn, black olives, green chilies, and cilantro for juicy flavor, these magnificent Mexican-inspired burgers are whole lot of good. Serve with avocado, tomato slices, and more salsa.
Sink your teeth into these falafel-inspired, chickpea patties, loaded with fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, turmeric, and coriander. Serve with tahini sauce and either a green or chopped salad, or on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and pickle slices.
Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.