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10 Vegetarian Burgers from Around the World

Updated on April 7, 2015

Fun and creative vegetarian burger ideas from various countries.

Burgers are a classic staple in American cuisine but can be influenced by many different cultures. Check out these next level vegetarian burger ideas for your outdoor BBQ or get together! You'll feel like you've traveled the world in a single bite while making a creative spin on a traditional meal!

Great meat substitutes include: veggie burgers from Quorn, Boca or Morningstar Farms, grilled eggplant or portabello mushrooms, patties made from beans or various vegetables/grains.

The Classic American Burger

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A taste of the familiar

There's no getting around it. The classic is always a sure winner in the top favorites of veggie burger lovers. A veggie burger with tomato, crisp lettuce on a toasted bun (cheese is optional). Mmmm mmm good!

Find the recipe here: http://www.chow.com/recipes/10988-chow-veggie-burger

You can also try the Boca All American Flame Grilled meatless burgers for a very authentic burger taste!

The Mexican Black Bean Quiona Burger

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Spice Me Up!

Tantalize your taste buds with a spicy Mexican black bean and quinoa burger topped off with fresh guacamole and with greek yogurt sauce. For professional looking burgers, try using a burger press.

Find the recipe here: http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2012/07/08/mexican-black-bean-quinoa-burgers-with-homemade-guacamole-for-kids-in-the-kitchen-sundaysupper/

The Canadian Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Burger

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A Touch of Rustic Sweetness

Who says sweet potatoes have to be limited to pies and fries? Why not try a savory potato burger with subtle touch of maple syrup and caramelized onions.

Find the recipe here: http://thetolerantvegan.com/2012/02/maple-sweet-potato-pecan-burgers/

The Caribbean Jerk Portabello Burger

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A Hearty Burger Packed with Flavor

Portobello mushrooms make an excellent substitute for meat. Not only are they are hearty substitute but they are packed with vitamins! They are a great source of vitamin D and protein! Top if off with a fresh slice of pineapple and you have a healthy dinner packed with freshing flavor and healthy nutrients!

Find the recipe here: http://thecrispysage.com/2013/07/21/caribbean-jerk-portobello-burger-with-grilled-teriyaki-pineapple/

The South American Tamale Burger

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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

If you want a veggie burger with a South American flair, you will not be disappointed by this delectable burger smothered in jalapeƱo ranch and topped with succulent fresh tomatoes.

Find the recipe here: http://forealslife.com/blog/2013/9/29/tamale-burgers

The European Octoberfest Slider

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Guten Tag! Chewy Goodness

This burger encompasses the spirit of a European Octoberfest. Instead of using a regular burger bun it uses a salty soft pretzel to balance the cheddar cheese and mushrooms. Feel free to add a little sauerkraut if you're feeling adventurous and don't forget the mustard!

Find the recipe here: http://soupaddict.com/2014/04/veggie-burger-sliders/

African Adzuki Bean Burger

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Sweet and Earthy

If you are in the mood for an earthy and slightly sweet veggie burger this one is for you! This spices included in this burger will burst in your mouth like a happy mouth-watering dance. It's definitely a more creative approach to the average burger!

Find the recipe here: http://www.veganricha.com/2013/02/sweet-potato-adzuki-bean-burger-sliders.html

The Asian BBQ Tofu Burger

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A Tangy Treat

This lovely burger is created with tofu soaked in a bath of spicy and zesty sauce. You'll fall head over heels for the tangy taste of pickled cucumber slaw, toasted sesame oil, greens and Sriracha.

Find the recipe here: http://veganmiam.com/recipes/vegan-bbq-tofu-burger

The Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burger

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Warm Your Senses

This aromatic burger will warm your senses with perfumed Indian spices and finely minced lentils, grains, oats, mushrooms and bell peppers. The cheese adds a slight element that balances the acid of the vegetables to provide a harmony between spicy and tangy flavors.

Make sure your burger never falls apart over a fresh flamed barbeque grill by using a grill vegetable tray. Super easy, no-fuss with all the flavor!

Find the recipe here: http://steamykitchen.com/28772-indian-spiced-black-bean-and-tofu-burgers-recipe-video.html

Veggie Burger/Vegetable Grill Grates

The Australian Sweet Chilli Vegetable Burger

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Flavorful and Mellow

This burger balances a mellow charm of spices that incorporate a hint of sweet chili, sweet potato and zucchini. It's definitely on the list of burgers you'll want to try over and over again.

Find the recipe here: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/20999/sweet+chilli+vegetable+burger

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    • angelatarantula profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Manning 

      3 years ago from Washington, D.C.

      Awesome! Best of luck with your creations! :D

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thanks very much for those helpful suggestions. I'll be sure to try them this summer! ;-)

    • angelatarantula profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Manning 

      3 years ago from Washington, D.C.

      Hi there, I might offer some other ideas. You're looking for that fresh off the grill flavor you get by outdoor barbecuing? You could try messing with the recipe and adding a binder (something with a natural fat/starch). Some ideas to bind the burgers together could be: beans, wheat germ, flax meal, breadcrumbs, or other sticky starches. The key is to have it sticky enough to where it binds together but not dry enough to wear it falls apart. If you form the burger, it should slightly stick to your fingers. And then use ample amount of oil on the outside and make sure that grill is heated up and ready to go. I always get burgers that stick when the surface is too cold and then they start to fall apart. A very hot surface will sear the edges and make it a firm barrier to flip... and if that doesn't work. They have vegetable grill platters/trays you can place on the grill that contains the food and makes it easy to flip without falling apart through the grates. And thank you for your advice on the polls. I'll make an edit! :)

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hmmm..yes, but then, it is not truly 'grilled.' Might as well just use a frypan if that's the only option. I'll keep searching. Thanks.

    • angelatarantula profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Manning 

      3 years ago from Washington, D.C.

      Tinfoil works great if you place it down on the grill first or wrap the veggie burgers in it first and thank you so much! :D

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Thank you for all these delightful sounding veggie burgers! As a vegetarian, I do look for alternatives to the tired old veggie patties available in the stores.

      I just wonder about grilling them, though. In the past, I've not had good luck; the veggie burgers seem to not 'hold together' well, and end up falling through the grill in pieces. There must be some trick or ingredient I'm missing.

      One thing on your poll, however. I made a selection, but it's not the only one I'd try. I suggest adding an option for "Several of these," or "all of them!" ;)

      Voted up+++, shared and pinned!

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