Veggie Burgers Index and Overview to 32 Vegetarian Burger Recipes

Burger patty made from chopped mushrooms.  Shown with the "usual suspects":  lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese.
Burger patty made from chopped mushrooms. Shown with the "usual suspects": lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and cheese. | Source

I am sharing my research with you on options for vegetarian burgers. I spent quite a few hours reading and collecting recipes from the internet. I tried to ensure that these recipes are significantly different from each other, and not just a slight variation on the same theme.

I recently decided to strive for a more vegetarian diet, and reduce my consumption of animal protein. Increasingly doctors are recommending that meat eaters consider a 75% vegetarian diet. There are benefits, such as significantly decreased saturated fats, which may decrease cholesterol and triglycerides.

For me, I felt like I had more reflux symptoms when I combined animal protein and starches in the same meal. I heard American Idol Ruben Studdard proclaim that he is now a vegan and enjoys vegan versions of Soul Food and Southern comfort food. This started me looking for classics like vegetarian versions of hamburgers and meatloaf. If I could find vegetable and grain versions of these foods, I could eliminate my issues with food combining.

 

Sally Fallon on Soy

Ruben endorses Morning Star products. I have tried a few of these, but decided to minimize my use of these products because I’m not crazy about the idea of “texturized vegetable protein”, or TVP, nor am I convinced about the health benefits of soy in general. I have included a brief video of Sally Fallon of Nourishing Traditions on this topic. If you are interested in learning more, there is a series of three videos by Sally, about 10 minutes each, on YouTube. Just search “Sally Fallon” and “soy”.

Dr. Mercola on the Dangers of Soy

 

My search of veggie burger recipes is limited to burgers made with vegetables and grains, although I did include a few recipes that used tofu, a soybean product.  Otherwise, I avoided soy products, and definitely no texturized vegetable protein. 

My advice to you if you are a meat eater, is not to expect hamburger taste or texture.  Just approach vegetarian burgers and patties as new and interesting options for meatless sandwiches.  This being said, many of the recipes linked below specify frying 5 to 10 minutes per side to make the burgers crispy and firm.  I think when I find the veggie burger with the most satisfying texture and taste, I will modify it as a meatloaf recipe. 

I must admit I have not yet experimented much with determining the ‘just right’ amount of frying time to give veggie burgers a firm and crisp texture.  Although I have personally chosen to avoid TVP, I have to concede that the texture is much more meat-like.  If you are curious, there are multiple submissions for veggie burgers using Morningstar patties on AllRecipes. 

Vegetarian Burger
Vegetarian Burger


The majority of the recipes below are from AllRecipes.com, which has a recipe calculator. This means if the recipe is for 12 or 15 burgers, and you only want to make 6, just plug 6 into the portions box, and it will calculate ingredient amounts.

I have listed most of the ingredients to each recipe, but not things like salt, pepper, water, or oil for frying patties. I have also not listed the ingredient amounts. I do not want to circumvent the originators of the recipes. Also I do not want a 10,000 word hub. I think the ingredients list will give you an idea of which vegetarian burger recipes you might want to try. Then just follow the links.

Likewise I have not provided step by step instructions for recipes. Some use canned beans or cooked grains, others start with dried beans and raw grains. For most recipes, ingredients, such as beans, rice, or vegetables, are prepared in a food processor. Most of the patties are pan fried until crisp and firm.

Carrot Nut Burger
Carrot Nut Burger
Portabella Burger
Portabella Burger

Veggie Burger Recipes 1-8



Lentil Burgers

Ingredients: Dry lentils, tofu, flour, onion, garlic, chili powder, liquid smoke, tamari.

Comments: Mixture is spooned onto hot skillet or griddle in the shape of a burger.



Carrot Rice Nut Burgers

Ingredients: Brown rice, cashews, sunflower seeds, onion, carrot.

Comments: Mixture is formed into 20 patties and grilled.



Ancient Grain and Vegetable Patties

Ingredients: Millet, quinoa, cornmeal, flour, almonds, sunflower seeds, red onion, baby portabella mushrooms, carrots, celery, red pepper, garlic, spinach, Italian spices, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and hot pepper sauce.

Comments: Lots of ingredients, but I’m anxious to try this recipe. Form into 6 patties and bake at 350º for 30 minutes.



Martha Stewart Veggie Burgers

Ingredients: 8 oz portabello mushrooms, zucchini, quinoa, breadcrumbs, egg, shallot, red pepper flakes, and olive oil.

Comments: Chop mushrooms in a food processor. Shred zucchini and press water out. Form veggie burger mixture into 6 patties and fry until crisp exterior. Serve on split buns with cucumbers, sprouts, and yogurt sauce (recipe included). Use dairy substitutes for vegan friendly version.



Portabella Burgers with Balsamic

Ingredients: 8 medium or 4 extra large portabello caps, red pepper, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic.

Comments: Another recipe from Martha Stewart’s site. Portabello caps and red pepper are marinated, then grilled. Serve on buns with lettuce and goat cheese (or vegan friendly substitute). Serves 4.



Greek Style Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients: Quinoa, carrot, great northern beans, bread crumbs, scallions, cumin, egg.

Comments: Form mixture into 4 patties and pan fry. Serve in pita pockets with yogurt and cucumber slices. I love that these burgers are served in pita pockets. Since veggie burgers are not firm like meat, they can be crumbly, but the pita will contain your burger. Use dairy substitutes for vegan friendly version.



Nut Burgers

Ingredients: Walnuts, sunflower seeds, chickpeas, red onion, egg, fresh parsley.

Comments: Form mixture into 2 patties and pan fry. Serve in pita pockets with a slice of cheese, romaine, tomato, avocado and Ranch dressing. Use dairy substitutes for vegan friendly version.



Vegetable and Tofu Burger

Ingredients: Carrot, zucchini, tofu, onion, celery, egg, bread crumbs, Thai curry paste, fresh basil.

Comments: Form mixture into 4 patties and pan fry. Use egg substitute for vegan friendly version.


Grilled Eggplant Rounds
Grilled Eggplant Rounds

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Butter Bean Burgers

Ingredients:  Butter beans, onion, jalapeno pepper, cracker crumbs, egg, shredded cheese. 

Comments:  Form mixture into 4 patties and pan fry.  Use dairy substitutes for vegan friendly version. 

 

 

Tofu Burgers

Ingredients:  Tofu, onion, celery, egg, shredded cheese. 

Comments:  Spoon drop mixture into hot skillet in 6 portions to pan fry.  Use dairy substitutes for a vegan version. 

 

 

Chickpea Falafel Burgers

Ingredients:  Garbanzo beans, mushrooms, green onions, fresh cilantro and parsley, curry powder, cumin, bread crumbs, egg whites. 

Comments:  Divide mixture into 4 portions for pan frying.  Use egg substitute for vegan version. 

 

 

Jamaican Burgers

Ingredients:  Black beans, rice, bread crumbs, onion, fresh garlic and ginger, habanero pepper, allspice, nutmeg. 

Comments:  Form into 6 patties and pan fry. 

 

 

Carrot Burgers

Ingredients:  Carrots, bread crumbs, wheat cereal, onion, garlic, eggs, mayonnaise,

Comments:  Form into 12 patties and bake.  Use dairy substitutes for vegan version. 

 

 

Lentil Patties

Ingredients:  Brown lentils, Grape Nuts cereal, onion soup mix, walnuts, bread crumbs, milk, poultry seasoning, eggs. 

Comments:  After refrigerating overnight, form mixture into 8 patties and pan fry.  Use dairy substitutes for vegan version. 

 

 

Eggplant Burgers

Ingredients:  Eggplant rounds, Monterey Jack cheese, traditional hamburger toppings. 

Comments:  Bake, then fry 6 eggplant rounds and top with cheese to melt.  Prepare on hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo, ketchup and mustard.  Use cheese substitute such as Toffuti, for vegan version. 

 

 

Nutburgers

Ingredients:  Bulgur, cashews, sunflower seeds, eggs, soy sauce, chili powder, garlic, hot pepper sauce. 

Comments:  Form mixture into 6 patties.  Place on oil sprayed foil on the grill.  Use egg substitute for vegan version. 

 

Garbanzo Bean Burger
Garbanzo Bean Burger
Lentil Burger
Lentil Burger
#22 Portobello Burger with caramelized onions, avocado, and garlic herb cheese.
#22 Portobello Burger with caramelized onions, avocado, and garlic herb cheese. | Source
Select large portobello mushrooms.  Remove stems, wash, and drain.
Select large portobello mushrooms. Remove stems, wash, and drain. | Source
Caramelize onions in olive oil.
Caramelize onions in olive oil. | Source
Mash avocado and spread on buns.
Mash avocado and spread on buns. | Source
Grill portobello caps about 5 min each side.  Assemble burgers as above and enjoy!
Grill portobello caps about 5 min each side. Assemble burgers as above and enjoy! | Source

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Garbanzo Bean Patties

Ingredients: Chickpeas, onion, bread cubes, eggs, thyme.

Comments: There are other garbanzo veggie burgers included here, but I included this one for those looking for something simple, with few ingredients. Form into 12 patties and pan fry.

 

Grilled Veggie Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Ingredients: Portobello caps, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, balsamic vinegar, blue cheese.

Comments: Marinate vegetables in balsamic vinegar in the frig 2 to 24 hours. Grill vegetables. Top mushroom caps with cheese. Arrange vegetables on 6 hamburger buns. Use cheese substitute for vegan version.

Polenta and Wild Rice Burgers

Ingredients: Rice, wild rice, polenta, water, garlic, sage, rosemary, shredded cheddar.

Comments: Cook rice with spices in 2 cups water. Add polenta and 3 more cups of water. Stir in cheese when all water has been absorbed. Simmer 20 minutes. Pour mixture into baking dish to set. When cool, use large glass to cut into 4 bun-sized patties. Grill or fry. Serve with favorite toppings. Use cheese substitute for vegan version.

All Star Veggie Burger

Ingredients: Garbanzo beans, oat bran, quick oats, brown rice, tofu, fresh basil, garlic powder, sage, Korean barbecue sauce.

Comments: Mash and drain water from tofu and combine with barbecue sauce. Combine with bean mixture. Form into 8 patties and pan fry.

Veggie Burgers

Ingredients: Carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, oats, flour, shredded cheddar, onion, garlic, egg, soy sauce.

Comments: Cook shredded vegetables in skillet. Form into 8 patties and coat in flour. Oil grill grate and grill 5 minutes per side.

Grilled Portabellas with Caramelized Onions and Avocados

Ingredients: Portabello caps, red onion, avocado.

Comments: There are several other portabella burger recipes featured here, but I included this one for those looking for a simple approach. Cook thin sliced onions in olive oil in a skillet. Broil or grill 4 mushroom caps about 5 minutes per side. Place mushroom caps on buns and top with onions and avocado.

I have been curious about Portobello burgers for a while, and finally got around to trying these. They were ultra easy. My brother and I agreed they are our favorites of all the veggie burgers we have tried so far, including commercial brands from the grocer freezer, restaurant burgers, and several homemade veggie burgers we made. We used Hawaiian Bread buns which were soft and slightly sweet.  See my photos to the right.

Bean Burgers

Ingredients: Great northern beans, stuffing mix, flour, cornmeal, eggs, onion, garlic powder, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, pepper sauce.

Comments: Form mixture into 15 patties. Coat in cornmeal and pan fry. Serve on hamburger buns or in pitas. Use egg substitute for vegan version.

Zucchini Patties

Ingredients: Zucchini, flour, onion, eggs, Parmesan, mozzarella.

Comments: Another relatively simple recipe. Mix shredded zucchini and other ingredients. Spoon drop mixture in 4 patties into hot skillet. Use dairy substitute for vegan friendly version.

#25 Italian Vegetarian Patties.  My Italian Vegetarian Patty, made with leftover cooked rice and lentils.
#25 Italian Vegetarian Patties. My Italian Vegetarian Patty, made with leftover cooked rice and lentils. | Source
Black Bean Burger
Black Bean Burger
My Blue Plate Diner Burger. Personal photo.
My Blue Plate Diner Burger. Personal photo.

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Italian Vegetarian Patties

Ingredients: Brown rice, red lentils, bread crumbs, Parmesan, eggs, basil, garlic powder.

Comments: Form mixture into 16 patties and pan fry, two to three minutes per side. This is an AllRecipes.com recipe, so don’t forget you can recalculate the ingredients for fewer patties. Use dairy substitutes for vegan friendly version. I used leftover cooked lentils and rice.


Best of Everything Veggie Burgers

Ingredients: Brown rice, black beans, bread crumbs, green bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, eggs, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce.

Comments: Form mixture into 6 patties. Cover grill with foil, and brush with oil. Grill burgers about 8 minutes per side. Use dairy substitutes for vegan version.


Spicy Black Bean Cakes

Ingredients: Black beans, sweet potato, bread crumbs, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, cumin, egg. Sauce is sour cream, lime juice, jalapeno.

Comments: Form mixture into 8 patties. Broil 8 to 10 minutes, turn and broil 3 minutes. Serve with lime sour cream.


Mexican Bean Burgers

Ingredients: Kidney beans, carrot, bread crumbs, flour, onion, salsa, green bell pepper, chili powder.

Comments: Form into 8 patties and pan fry about 8 minutes per side.


Garbanzo Bean Burgers

Ingredients: Garbanzo beans, red bell pepper, carrot, garlic, chile pepper, fresh cilantro, tahini paste,

Comments: Form mixture into 4 patties. Bake 20 minutes, turn and bake additional 10 minutes.


OMG Good Nut Burgers

Ingredients: Almonds, onion, carrot, tahini, soy sauce, lemon juice.

Comments: Form into 6 patties and broil 5 minutes each side.


Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Ingredients: Black beans, bread crumbs, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, egg, chili powder, cumin, Thai chili sauce.

Comments: Form mixture into 4 patties. Bake 10 minutes each side, or grill 8 minutes per side.


Blue Plate Diner Vegan Burger

Ingredients: Garbanzo beans, black beans, oatmeal, Panko bread crumbs, brown rice flour, onion, celery, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper.

Comments: This Veggie Burger is popular at the Salt Lake City, UT Blue Plate Diner. I discovered it on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri (Season 4, Episode 2, Diners You Sent Me To). While the diner staff goes through the list of ingredients, with a demonstration, unfortunately the show does not give a recipe. I developed a recipe which I shared in a hub, Vegan Friendly Veggie Burger- My Recipe of the Blue Plate Diner Classic. Form mixture into 8 to 10 patties and pan fry.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I love my veggie burgers and this hub was amazing, all the links recipes and just about everything, great stuff! cheers nell


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Ruby Glasser 4 years ago from Wyoming

I appreciate this post and printed one to try. HOWEVER, as a vegetarian my experience is that its hard to find recipes for veg burgers that are tested adequately for texture and stick-togetherness when cooking. Except for the recipes such as porto or zukes grilled, veg patties are notorious for becoming a gloppy mess when trying to prepare them. I'd have like to have actual reviews I supposed to help me be more eager to try.


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rednickle 4 years ago from New Brunswick Canada

Though i am not a vegetarian i would definitely try this out in the near future.

Peace!!


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Keith. My vegetarian hubs don't get much traffic, but I enjoy writing them. Stay tuned. I'm working on a Veggie Sandwich hub now that will have dozens of sandwich ideas.


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KeithTax 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Bookmarked. I need a quick reference alternative to meat burgers. My mouth is watering already.


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greatstuff 5 years ago from Malaysia

Thanks for sharing. I have never tried a vegetarian burger before but tried the soya based vegetarian meat in the Chinese Restaurant. Didn't like it. Must give yours a try.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks cordbailey. You should check out my most recent hub, which has recipes for burgers made with tuna or salmon:

http://hubpages.com/food/Rachael-Ray-Chicken-Burge...


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cordbailey 5 years ago

Wow, quite an extensive list of recipes/options. Thank you, this makes it easier on me when it is my turn to cook as my wife is a Pescetarian!


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Good idea MAJJHIMA. In the mean time, for those of us in the US, you can get any Red Robin burger with the vegetable patty.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Ashlea B I've tried #25, Italian Vegetable Patties, Blue Plate Diner #32, and Grilled Portabella with onions and avocado #22. Favorite is definitely #22 portabella burgers. I've had them multiple times.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for reading and commenting jeremytorres, atomflame, and Sun-Girl.


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MAJJHIMA 5 years ago

thanks rmcrayne. very good compilation of veggie burger recipes. you may consider opening a "vegie burger king" restaurant so that more people will be benefited and less animals get killed :)


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Wonderful write up you actually shared in here which am sure will be very good for all vegetarians,thanks for sharing.


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Ashlea B 5 years ago

Looking to try some of these. Which of these have you personally tried out? Which would you recommend... do you have a favorite?


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atomflame 5 years ago from South Africa

Good alternatives to beef burgers. Looks tasty.


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jeremytorres 5 years ago

Very excellent.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting Taj. I just had the #22 Portobello burger again tonight! Very satisfying.


TajSingh 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi rmcrayne. Thanks for sharing these recipes. It's nice to have a healthier alternative to the common burger meal.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting and commenting crystolite and PinkCharm05. Let me know how your burgers turn out.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks PandoraDaisy. I linked to your hub as well.


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PinkCharm05 5 years ago

Really great article. I LOVE these recipes...I've never seen them before & I'm definitely going to try them.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Lovely article for vegetarians which is actually making me to salivate.


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pandoradaisy 5 years ago from CA

Loved this article! So much information I might have to try these ideas out :) I linked you in a hub I wrote I hope it's ok! let me know if you want me to remove it.

http://hubpages.com/food/Vegetarian-A-Beginers-Gui...


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit StarCreate. I was sick recently and did not eat animal protein for about 10 days. I figured easier digestion. I am following you now and look forward to your recipes/hubs on vegetarian and living foods.


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StarCreate 5 years ago from Spain

Mmm delicious-looking hub! I hope your experiment to eat more veggie food worked out well. I am planning more hubs on vegetarian barbequeing, there is so much you can do on a grill that doesn't involve meat! And doesn't have to involve soy either, the risks of which are only just now becoming appreciated I think...


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks so much MarieOaks. I really put a lot of time into this. It's nice to be appreciated.


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MarieOaks 5 years ago from Mexico

Great job rmcrayne! What a nice collection of burger recipes.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks so much chechetka. This hub was a lot of work, so it's nice you appreciated it.


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chechetka 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow, what an excellent hub! Thanks for sharing all the recipes, I will definitely bookmark this page. Just reading it made my mouth water:) Great work, keep it up!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Karen have you tried suggesting folks start with just one vegetarian meal per week?


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Karen Somers 6 years ago from Omaha,NE

Outstanding hub! I am a dietitian and I am always trying to push veggie burgers. The problem is I live in the Midwest and well...people haven't quite caught on :)


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the praise cloudhardy.


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cloudhardy 6 years ago from United State

Good Hub!!!!

The hub constructed on vegetarian burger is very much enjoyable and informative to go through.Photographs are awesome and videos attached are substantially informative. Thank for sharing and keep on hubbing.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting smakram.


smakram 6 years ago

Great veggie burger ideas and pictures. Lots of ideas to try out, thanks!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Fossillady I've never been a milk drinker, but for cooking I like the almond milk. The rice milk seems really thin. I haven't tried the hemp milk yet.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for reading and commenting TeamSTM, REALfoodie, and living earth.


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living earth 6 years ago from UK

Reading your hub made me hungry.


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REALfoodie 6 years ago from Florence, Italy and WORLDWIDE

Excellent hub! They all look delicious (I love veggie burgers). Thanks!


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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

You're an angel. Thank you for the info from Dr. Mercola. Wow! Again, very helpful and informative on the subject of why we should avoid consuming most soy products. No more soymilk for me!


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TeamSTM 6 years ago

Veggie Burgers are my new favorite, in my opinion, they taste better then Beef Patties! I am sold, plus Veggie Burgers are much Better for You!!

Thanks for sharing this HubPage!!!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting flinsura.


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flinsura 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing this! I love to eat vegetables and love to eat burgers as well, Love being Healthy .....


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

jshop, we don't have Trader Joe in San Antonio, but I'll look for Dr. Praeger's burgers next time I go to Whole Foods.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Sehnonimo. Let me know how those black bean burgers turn out.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Amie W you are right. This one took quite a while to put together. Glad you found Dr. Mercola enlightening. Watch out for (& avoid) TVP! Just say no to soy!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Wow, thanks so much for sharing on FaceBood techygran.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks AliciaC. Hopefully more and more people are discovering that you don't have to be completely vegetarian. Just reducing animal protein can benefit health.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks alertswiftreview. I hope you'll let me know how they turned out if you try some of them.


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jshop 6 years ago

Wow! What a round-up! I'm a vegetarian and a HUGE veggie burger fan. Will definitely try some of the recipes you posted. Also, if you like a more veggie-patty-like burger, I highly recommend Dr. Praeger's California Burgers. They carry them in Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and some grocery stores.


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Sehnonimo 6 years ago from San Bruno, CA

Awesome! I am so having one of these burgers sometime this week! Prolly the black bean burger. Thanks for the hub! Nice to see someone putting out vegetarian recipes! Bookmarked it, as well.


Amie Warren 6 years ago

This must have taken a long time to write. Thanks for all the information, especially the Dr. Mercola video. I just bought some soy protein powder, and wow...now I'm thinking I shouldn't use it.


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techygran 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

the breadth and variety of these recipes is great.. thank you. I shared this link on Facebook and had a great response there among my veggie-culture friends. What a world of bounty we have the privilege to live in, eh? So many healthy choices! Thanks again for reiterating that with your burger horn-of-plenty.


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AliciaC 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for all the ideas for vegetarian burgers. The recipes look delicious. This hub is a great resource for people like me who want to reduce or eliminate meat from their diet.


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alertswiftreview 6 years ago from USA

It is looking really great; I just love to eat them. Also veg burger is my favorite fast food.


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alertswiftreview 6 years ago from USA

These are amazing recepies and the best way to make the burger as i am vegeterian; I will definitely try them out. Thanks for sharing them with us.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Fossillady good for you! I went back and added a video on dangers of soy from Dr. Mercola's recent newsletter.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting and commenting wooded, jennablur, parkersarah, abbiz.


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abbiz 6 years ago from M-A

very delicious HUB, LOL! Thanks Rmcrayne for sharing.


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parkersarah8415 6 years ago from USA

This is really delicious.. and healthy, I agree, jennablur. Thank you for the nice hub, rmcrayne!


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jennablur 6 years ago from New York

Healthy and delicious! Love the idea :)


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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Love the choices of veggie burger recipes. Also, the information about soy has made an impact. I had switched to soymilk, but now I'm going to do my own investigation. Great Stuff


Wooded 6 years ago

Good Hub. I love vegi burgers, now I have new ones to try.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Sunhawk thanks so much for responding! I really appreciate the tips. I think getting the right texture in the mixture and in the frying is key.

I wanted to clarify about the oats because the Blue Plate Diner uses cooked oats for their veggie burger. I might try my luck with walnuts. I used soaked walnuts with sweet pickle, purple onion and mayo for a mock tuna experiment and really liked it.


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J Sunhawk 6 years ago from South Carolina

Either quick or natural steel-cut oats in a veggie burger is fine. The entire mix needs to be moistened to soften the oats and impart the nut flavor. The egg will transfer the flavor of the nuts throughout the mixture. If you don't want to use eggs in the mix, olive oil will also do the trick in moistening the mix. In fact, any oil will do the job.

Medium size patties are best; too thin and they fall apart. Experiment. I fry mine crispy in a cast iron frying pan over a medium heat. And peanut oil as a frying medium suits my taste. Slop mayo on a bun with a slice or two of tomato and shredded lettuce and chow down.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Whew! Hope I didn't leave anyone out.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Wow J Sunhawk! Thanks so much. Do you add dry quick oats? And do you make relatively thin patties and fry them crispy?


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Humraaz. I saved the site to my favorites.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks MKayo. I think the products like Morningstar have come a ways with decreasing the unrecognizable ingredients and excessive additives too. I still don’t like the idea of TVP though.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

myster!ous it will be hard to pick just one!

Wow blackhatworld, what an excellent compliment!

Thanks deliz and lulubell. Enjoy!

Thanks pan.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

ashleyyoung you should take a look at Trevor Justice’s website devoted to helping people transition! I went back and put a link to his website near the top of my hub. His site is the Vegetarian Health Institute.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks so much kungfukid and eatingright.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Attention Getter, experience days, and Ingenira I hope you will stop back by and let me know if you try some of these.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

BC always great to hear from you! This vegetarian cooking is new territory for me.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks molson. I still like a good burger from time to time, but I believe embracing at least a 70% vegetarian is healthier for a lot of us.


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lulubell1798 6 years ago

o these look very good ! mostly the veggie one with the video ! I am a big cook myself and always willing to cook up new things ! thanks for the hub !! good job, and I'm glad your score is in the hight 90's !


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J Sunhawk 6 years ago from South Carolina

"My advice to you if you are a meat eater, is not to expect hamburger taste or texture."

Not quite. Experiment with different mixes of nuts and oatmeal, in about 60-40 measurements, and the texture is very close to hamburger. (I use peanuts or walnuts.) Don't grind the nuts into powder. Grind them to about the size of peppercorns. Also add in diced onion and a tad of carrot - not too much carrot as it overwhelms the subtle nut taste you want to come through. Throw in sage, salt and pepper to taste. Add appropriate number of eggs to just moisten the mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Fry in peanut oil and your veggie burger will almost Moo!


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pan1974 6 years ago from Columbus,Ga

Those look like some good healthy burgers


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Humraaz 6 years ago from Asia

Look up vegetarian recipes on Manjula's kitchen (google it). My favorite veggie burger is Vada Pau - sold on practically every eatery in Mumbai.


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MKayo 6 years ago from Texas

Wow - a truly extensive Hub - You have really done your homework on this subject. I love the morningstar farms products and I have to say the quality and taste of these types of foods has really come a long way in the past few years. Great work on this Hub - I learned a lot - THANKS!


deliz 6 years ago

Thanks,great recipes..i can see myself eating a lot of good burgers this winter :)


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blackhatworld 6 years ago from Belize

Hi:

I voted your hub up and said was awesome. I also followed. One of the best Hubs I have ever had the pleasure to see.

Thanks


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ashleyyoung 6 years ago from United States

Fantastic hub! Your various alternative recipes will surely help me with my vegan transition. Would love to read more and learn more from you! :)


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Ingenira 6 years ago

Excellent list to give me a good overview. I am tempted to try some of the recipes. :)


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experience days 6 years ago from England, UK

Wow, never even thought of making my own veggie burgers, i've lways just bought frozen ones from the supermarket, but i'll be giving some of these bad boys a try!

thanks for a great hub


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eatingright 6 years ago

Love the recipes. Lentil Burgers are my favorite. Great hub.


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kungfukid 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

excellent list of cool recipes. I'm a huge list maker, this is a good one, I know a good list when I see one.


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Attention Getter 6 years ago

Love this hub! Perfect for me and my husband as we are vegetarians and I swear, I have never seen this many recipes in one place for vegetarian burgers! We normally do fried Portobello mushrooms with cheese on top and fried cashews on top of that - yummy - but these will get our creative juices flowing!


.BadCompany 6 years ago

Number 1 hub, but hey ya always were a great cook !


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molson5070 6 years ago from State College, Pa

i wish more people would give veggie burgers a try. i honestly believe that a veggie burger can be wayy better than a regular beef burger. thanks for the hub!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for your comments jcales, Rachel, and rmills. I hope you have good luck with your burgers!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

PZigney I’ve been thinking that I really want to try a “restaurant” Portobello burger. Glad to hear you find them to be a treat.

Allanknowhow I do agree that “thinking healthy” is important. I believe it’s hard for the body to heal itself if your “head game” is not there.


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rmills123 6 years ago from Ecru,Ms

I love hamburgers. Great hub lots of good content keep up the good work.


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RachelSmile 6 years ago

That is really great,i cnt help to make one for dinner,waiting for your new recipes.Thanks for sharing


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jcales 6 years ago

definitely recipes I can use. I've only had the black bean and soy burgers. I never knew of lentil or carrot nut burgers.

Thanks


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Allanknowhow 6 years ago from Singapore

I enjoy reading this page, very infomative on Veg Diet. Thank you...!

Being say so, i belief eating healthy is one thing. Think healthy is also important, do you think so? Have a nice day, Cheers...! (^ ^)


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PZigney 6 years ago

I'm not in any sense of the word vegan but I have to say that there is this one restaurant that serves vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food but they serve the Grilled Veggie Portobello Mushroom Burgers that you mentioned and, honestly, that's the only thing I order at that restaurant. Those burgers are delicious.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

I agree erthfrend! Too many suspicious ingredients. Also too much soy, which Sally Fallon cautions against, especially TVP.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks LisaHW. I'm glad you shared your preferences. Interesting about Gardenburger. I tried some from Costco, which were much more reasonably priced than Morningstar, and seemed to have fewer additives. I didn't have any unpleasant symptoms.

I NEVER microwave anything anymore. It changes the structure of food. Microwaving may cause harmful mutations. Also is thought to deplete nutritional value of food. If you surveyed naturopaths, I'd guess all of them recommend to retire your microwave.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks joe w bennett, kc2dpt and creativelycc. Let me know if you try some of the burgers. Send pictures and I'll add them!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Money Glitch. It's always pretty cool to have a hub appreciated, but especially when it was a lot of research and work.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting Christianadam and clipper99. HOWEVER, hub comments are not for self promotion.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting and commenting edmondpogi, PR_am, nikitha, map65, mecheil, and triosol.


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creativelycc 6 years ago from Maine

Great hub and very tasty recipes! I'm going to try adding tofu to my lentil burgers, I bet it makes them softer.


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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

Thank you for these recipes! I am a vegetarian and I don't like buying some of the processed veggie burgers because of the preservatives so Im definitely going to try some of these yummy looking recipes!


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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

I bookmarked this. Thanks. I've always pretty much stuck with Boca, Morning Star, and Gardenburger. I like the taste of Gardenburger, but a friend of mine agrees with me that it can leave one kind of indigestion that neither of even recognized (because it mimicked heart attack symptoms LOL). Boca's all American Burger with mushrooms is my favorite these days. I find that Morning Star products are much better lightly cooked in a sprayed skillet, compared to using the microwave.


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kc2dpt 6 years ago from New Jersey

Awesome. I'm always looking for new vegi burger recipes to add to my repertoire. My wife (the vegan in the household) will be thrilled.


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triosol 6 years ago

This is useful resources for veg burgers. I am loving it.


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mecheil 6 years ago

helpful info! and it's making me starve...


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joe w bennett 6 years ago from Clinton, MS, US of A

these look like wonderful recipes...will try one tonight! Thanks for a great and healthful Hub!


map65 6 years ago

great info. thanks!!


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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Wow great hub! I liked it.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Wow, Rose Mary! I did not know that there were that many ways to fix a veggie burger. Great job very informative, gotta bookmark this one. Congrats on being on the Front Page. Rating up to 110%, hehehe. :)


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Christianadam 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

If you want to become vegetarian try this 5 steps just click the link

http://mattscradle.com/2010/09/01/5-steps-to-turn-...


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PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

Well researched article on veggie burgers. Thanks for sharing


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edmondpogi 6 years ago

GREAT LIST!!!


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

anytime =)


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit and your comments Sogno and Nicky.


NickyGant 6 years ago

Great information ... this made me hungry. Thank you!


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

This is fantastic! Thank you for taking the time to do this. Love it.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting again Medical Writer.

Thanks RoseGarden. Glad to have inspired you.

Thanks so much froggy. I really want to try the Ancient Grain burger, but it's a lot of ingredients.


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foggyfrog 6 years ago from Northern California

Great little hub! I appreciate the list and can't figure out which I want to try first! Thanks for doing the legwork and putting this together.


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RoseGardenAdvice 6 years ago from San Francisco

Absolutely mouth-watering recipes. Have always wanted to try out veg burgers and yr hub is a very useful resource. Thanks.


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Medical Writer 6 years ago from Great Britain

Brilliant, vegetarianism is the way to go.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit M.T. Dremer. One of the recipes calls for millet and quinoa. These grains, as well as amaranth and buckwheat are very high in protein. Read more in my Body Ecology Diet hub on grains.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

I hear ya Maryanne. I love a good burger from time to time. I really miss the beef texture when having a veggie burger. That's why I said, don't expect a hamburger, just think of a veggie burger as a different and interesting sandwich.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the high praise Babypushchairs, Martin90, lender and legendindia!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit and comment MarianG, Runway, Roni, tal g mel, thecash-code and Zannie. Enjoy the recipes!


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Zannie10 6 years ago

Thank you for the list of veggie burgers!! As a vegetarian, this was very helpful! :)


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M. T. Dremer 6 years ago from United States

That's a lot of veggie burgers. I'm a fan of both morningstar and boca brand burgers, but I've always wondered how veggie burgers were made from scratch. Apparently there are a lot of different ways to do it. I'm leaning towards the use of chick peas and beans. You definitely want stuff that is going to fill the protein gap, so I'm not opposed to tofu either. I'll have to show this hub to my wife since she is the true vegetarian. I love burgers in all forms.


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Maryanne Maguire 6 years ago from Santa Monica, CA

OK, I did get one of these at a fancy restaurant, by accident. Someone else's order came to my table. It wasn't bad, but wow, missed that real been flavor, what can I say :)


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thecash-code 6 years ago from USA

Great Hub! This really so delicious I love it!


legendindia 6 years ago

Nice hub.delicious your recipe.Your hub is very informative,tasty and interesting.I like vegetarian burger because i an vegetarian and Indian also.

www.artoflegendindia.com


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tal g mel 6 years ago

delicious ,Thank you!


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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

Wow, what a fantastic hub! That definitely gives me some good ideas for the next time I'm looking for something fun to make.


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‎Roni2010 6 years ago from Santa Barbara

Delicious recipes, Thank you very much


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martin90williams 6 years ago

This is an awesome hub!

I've always tried to find new ways of eating healthy; in other words find things that taste good. These recipes are a great way i can do that. Thanks!


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Runway 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for the great recipes!


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Babypushchairs 6 years ago

I doubt if there are any better Hubs around than this. Great information. You sure put allot of effort into you Hub. I followed and bookmarked this Hub. I also voted it up and said it was useful. Thanks so much for sharing. If you get a chance come on over and check out my Hub.

Bye


MarianG 6 years ago

YUM! I've been a vegetarian for a decade now and am always looking for good recipes! Thanks!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Starglade. Exactly my intent- to provide an index of diverse veggie burger recipes, vs laying out the actual recipes in my hub.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Okay Medical Writer. True enough.


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Starglade 6 years ago from behind the Cheddar Curtain

For those of us on low-GI eating plans, veggie burgers are a wonderful source of alternative protein. I personally LOVE them (my husband disagrees with my opinion most of the time, so I don't get them often!). Thank you for doing so much digging, researching, and organizing for this hub! I'll be checking back when I need quick information.


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Medical Writer 6 years ago from Great Britain

Some vegetarian burgers dont taste any good.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks flowerpick. Mission accomplished!


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flowerpick 6 years ago from PHILIPPINES

i like this hub! you give me great ideas! thanks


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

girly girl, let me know how they come out if you try some of these.

Kamran, do you mean you're eating a meat burger now?! You're funny!


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Kamran100 6 years ago

great hub. burger is my favourate fast food item. so it is really nice tips and recips. nice hub after watching above burger, i 'm going for eat burger.hahaha...nice hub


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girly_girl09 6 years ago from United States

nice! It is great to have some options that contain no soy or corn (am very sensitive to both) Very cool, can't wait to try out some of these.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the high praise prasetio! I have seen a mock tuna salad recipe with tempeh, but not burgers. I've also seen a recipe for "fried steak" that called for tempeh. I think the texture would be well suited. for burgers and steak.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for visiting Infonolan. I plan to eat limited tofu and tempeh, but stay away from TVP.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love burger and you shown me different taste of burger. I like your recipes. I also found a burger like this and it sold in my country. With "tempe" as the base ingredients. It is also vegetarian burger. Tempe made by soybean. God work, my friend. I vote this Up.

Prasetio


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infonolan 6 years ago from Australia

Soy is in so much of our food these days. People underestimate what it is in. It is EXTREMELY difficult to find substantial vegetarian alternatives that are soy free. (I have heard of Quorn, they may be a go-er). I've never seen their products face-to-face. Unfortunately they're not suitable for individuals with Coeliac Disease, however we can cope as there is much we can eat that soy allergic/intolerant peeps out there can't ;)


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit and supportive comments 2besure, dali, and ethel.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

What a great choice. I am not a lover of burgers but there must be one for in here somewhere


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

rmcrayne, thanks so much for these recipes. I am not a vegetarian, but have been looking for substitute for red meat! 2 Thumbs up! Pam


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Always great to see you Paradise. I feel like we're "classmates". We started HP about the same time and, along with MOW, were in the same HubNuggets group.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Varenya thanks for the comment. Endorsements from Vegetarians mean a lot.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Simone. I was hoping this one would be info people would want to bookmark.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks so much for your comment Sally! I'm thrilled my vision translated!


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Princessa that's pretty cool that your daughter is leaning toward vegetarianism. You should look into the "Body Ecology grains": amaranth, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, because they are all very high in protein. Also consider using sea vegetables, like dulse powder in foods to boost the B vitamins and trace minerals. I covered sea vegs in a Body Ecology hub too.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Oh, I'm saving this one!!! Thanks, RM!


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Varenya 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing! As vegetarian, I appreciate greatly these recipes and I will try most of them, for sure!


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Brilliant hub! I'll definitely be referring to this in the future!


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Although I enjoy a veggie burger now and again, mostly when dining out, I never paid too much attention to ingredients. This excellent resource really opened my eyes to the huge range of ingredients that are possible.

I very much like the concept of this Hub. For anyone who wants to go scouting for veggie burger recipes, this is the place to start. Your work let me review 32 recipes for ingredients in the amount of time it would take to find and read through five or six on the net. Super!


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

This is an excellent resource for veg burgers. My daughter refuses to eat meat most of the time, she says she wants to be a vegetarian. This recipes will be fun to make toguether and nutritional for a growing child.

Thanks RM.

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