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101 Veggie Burger Recipes - The Best In Meat Free Burgers!

Updated on October 24, 2014

The Best Veggie Burger Recipes

Do you love a really good burger? I do, but those ready made burgers often tend to be dry and disappointing, that is why I decided to make my own, home made Veggie Burgers and I have been on the look out for great Veggie Burger recipes ever since!

You will find lots of great recipes to make home made veggie burgers here so try a few of them out and make a burger which is much tastier and more healthy than the ones that you can buy!

Oh, and just in case you are wondering... no, I haven't tried all of the recipes myself, but, they are all recipes which I would love to try out at some point so I hope to be sampling some of the best veggie burgers ever, especially cooked on my grill when it's the grilling season!

photo courtesy of SweetOnVeg at flickr

Best Black Bean Veggie Burgers! - Which meatless black bean veggie burger will you choose?

photo's courtesy of Vegan Feast, lara604, and casschin at flickr

Have Great Grilled Veggie Burgers Outdoors At Home Or On The Road

The warmer weather brings along with it the season for outdoor grilling... Yes, its time to get out the BBQ's and grills and fill the air with the wonderful aroma of outdoor cooking and Vegetarians don't want to be left out, so if you haven't got one already, it time to get a portable grill that you can either use at home or take on a camping trip and get grilling those Veggie Burgers!

Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE
Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE

For a reasonable price you can get a grill that goes where you go, is easy to put up, easy to clean and packs away to a neat size without the mess of a regular charcoal BBQ. The grill runs on propane, so you light it and you are ready to go, no waiting about for the charcoal to heat up etc


More Of The Best Black Bean Veggie Burgers! - Just when you start to think that one black bean veggie burger looks like another, along comes another batch!

photo's courtesy of cherrylet, little blue hen, and AJBombers at flickr

Veggie Burger Cook Books - Just in case there aren't enough veggie burger recipes on this page for you ;-)

Best Lentil And Bean Burger Recipes - For meat free veggie burgers made using beans or lentils

photo's courtesy of wonderyort, franksteiner, and veganheathen at flickr

More Of The Best Lentil And Bean Burger Recipes

photo's courtesy of Tiny Red Kitchen, Lara604, and rusvaplauke at flickr

Who Wants Curly Fries On The Side? - I think that I would love one of these little gadgets, looks like they make fries more fun!

Paderno World Cuisine 3-Blade Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and includes 3 Stainless Steel Blades
Paderno World Cuisine 3-Blade Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and includes 3 Stainless Steel Blades

Curly fries look great don't they? They can make your dinner plate look much more interesting and a purpose made spiral vegetable slicer makes them easy to make! But it doesn't just stop with curly fries, you can also make great looking vegetable garnishes with these handy little gadgets.


Sloppy Joe Veggie Burgers

photo's courtesy of Burger Baroness, watashani, and rusvaplauke at flickr

Vegetarian Grilling Cookbooks! - Remember to cater for vegetarians at your BBQ

I do wish that some people would get over the notion that if you haven't got great slabs of meat grilling then it isn't a BBQ!

It's true that I'm not a vegetarian myself but when it comes around to grilling season I like to have a few veggie options available!

Best Veggie Slider Recipes

photo courtesy of naotakem at flickr

Veggie Burgers - The emphasisis is on the vegetables in these meat free burger recipes.

photo's courtesy of Vegan Feast Catering, Dano, and seelensturm at flickr

Awesome Mushroom Veggie Burgers

photo's courtesy of vanessayavonne, janineomg, and Vegan Feast Catering at flickr

Continental Style Veggie Burgers

photo's courtesy of Annie Mole, johnsu01, and Vegan Feast Catering at flickr

My Home Made Dabeli Veggie Burgers - I love Indian street food and these Dabeli meatless burgers are one of the best!

My homemade Dabeli burger served with salad and a little yogurt and coriander sauce, with a side of crispy potato skins.

photo's are from my own album

I'm making these Dabeli burgers today, I don't have any Dabeli masala spice mix so I made my own, which is simple to do, and since I am trying to eat a little healthier right now my recipe is a variation of the one in the list above substituting some of the potato for cauliflower.

For the Dabeli masala mix you need:

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

2 red chillis (I used dried)

1/2" stick of cinnamon

2 cloves

For the Dabeli masala all you have to do is toast the ingerdients in a dry pan for about 3 minutes and then grind them to a powder. You can do this in a pestle and mortar as I did, but you may find it easier with a Spice Grinder because you will get a finer powder, those cinnamon sticks take some grinding!

Now, I couldn't find my cloves so I cheated a little and added a pinch of ground cloves to the mix.

For the Dabeli burgers you need;

1/2 tbs oil (or for a healthier version I used spray oil)

1 cup mashed potato

1 cup cauliflower (roughly mashed) 1/2 red onion (diced)

The Dabeli masala

Salt to taste

Water if required

You can use leftover mashed potato for these veggie burgers... alternatively, and even more healthy, I microwaved a decent sized potato for this (about 250g) and scooped out the flesh to mash (without butter), saving the skins to make a crispy potato skin side dish. I don't like burger buns so the 'bun' is two circles cut out of slices of wholemeal bread.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the onions and masala mix. Stir and fry until the onions become tender.

Mix the potato with the cauliflower and add to the pan, stirring everything together so that it is well mixed. add a little salt if required then remove from the heat and let the mixture cool.

When cool form the potato mixture into burgers and refrigerate until ready to cook.

I like to bake my veggie burgers, it stops them breaking up when you turn them in the frying pan, so to cook the burgers all you need do is spray a non stick baking tray with cooking oil and put the burgers on this, spray the top of them with the oil and bake in the oven (fan 190 degrees) for about 35 to 40 minutes until going brown on top.,

Tofu Burgers - This homemade tofu burger is one to try!

photo's courtesy of nAok0 and ursonate at flickr

Quinoa Veggie Burgers

photo courtesy of SweetOnVeg at flickr

Will You Be Trying Any Of These Veggie Burger Recipes? - Or do you have your own favorite meat free burger recipe?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @mltnpnw: I'm going to begin making my own veggie burgers too! I normally purchase the brands at the grocery stores.

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      Nutrisimohealth 4 years ago

      Wow! Some look so delicious!

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      yania227 4 years ago

      Mm I love veggie burgers! Thank you for more ideas.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      Wow. These look delicious. I had never thought of making my own. We sometimes buy Morningstar Farms burgers, but these look great. Liked and pinned

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      brantwurks 4 years ago

      Looks so good ...gonna have to try some of these recipes.

      Luv me some veggies!!!!!!!!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      What a wonderful collection of veggie burgers! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      ShreddedNeat 4 years ago

      I am not even a vegetarian however I do love a good veggie burger, so thanks for this lens.

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow, what a great assortment of recipes! Can't wait to try some of them.

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I've been eating seitan burgers recently - delicious! BLESSED by a veggie squid angel!

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      Christine and Peter Broster 4 years ago from Tywyn Wales UK

      Thank you for all these delicious recipes. I am always on the lookout for vegetarian recipes and I will certainly try a few of these.

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      aboutkitchenrev 4 years ago


      What a great and exhaustive list of Veggie Burger recipes. I don't normally do veggie. However, I will look at a few recipes on your list here.


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      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      This is the best lens I've ever seen on veggie burgers. I will try for sure some of the recipes you included within my family! Thanks so much and see you soon!

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      divacratus 2 4 years ago

      Wow that's an extensive list of yummy veggie burger recipes. Thanks for sharing them! Even I am kind of tired of burgers which are available here so might as well make them at home.

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      cleanearth 4 years ago

      I am strictly vegetarian these days and bordering on vegan, but I am certainly going to try some of your delicious recipes on here :) So much better than a hamburger, thanks for sharing

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      racingdatabase 4 years ago

      I LOVE THIS! My wife is a vegetarian - how impressed will she be when I cook her up a brilliant veggie burger? I never know what to cook for her, so this is great! :-)

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      Wow! What an awesome lens with so much information! Now, which recipe to try first? Thanks for sharing all these!

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      I really like what you have done here, I will definitely try one your recipe, healthy and simple. Great lens.

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      mltnpnw 4 years ago

      OMG! Thank you for putting this together. I have to try one of these recipes soon.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

      I'm not vegetarian but I don't always like to eat meat, it's nice to have options. This is a fabulous list of veggie burger recipes! I'll have to try some of these.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      a veggie burger prepared right is as good as it counter-part.

      plus, you get the fiber with the veggie!

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      tuliprose lm 4 years ago

      If you barbecue it I'll eat it! Great lens and I'm definitely going to try one or two of your recipes.

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      honeypotgirl 4 years ago

      so many burgers im lost

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      ChefWilliam 4 years ago

      I will be trying more than one. The bread is almost as important as the burgers. Thanks for the collection. Nice lens

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      Sisters1 4 years ago

      I have only had a veggie burger once and it was a frozen food. Some of these recipes sound really good. I think I'll give it another go from scratch this time. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'd sooner eat a meat burger but why not trying some veggie ones

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Right now I eat the store bought veggie burgers, I need to try out one of these recipes to see if I can make them on my own!

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      Some of these recipes sound perfectly delicious. I know where I'll be looking to for recipes for veggie burgers. Thank you.

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      JoshuaJDavid 4 years ago

      I love my occasional veggie burger! Liked.

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      zabrinaw 4 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens! I like Veggie Patch burgers, but they're expensive and I prefer homemade burgers. Definitely bookmarking this lens to try a few recipes.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      veggie burgers are great~just treat them like real burgers...hit the grill and double up!

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      MikeRobbers LM 4 years ago

      Thanks for enhancing our imagination with this lens! I have stopped eating burgers and stuff but I think I'll give it a try with a veggie burger..

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      ghettofrog lm 4 years ago

      I love burgers. Can't wait to try a new one!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. Burgers with blue cheese are one to try!

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      friedspices 4 years ago

      great selections of veggie burgers! This gives me plenty of recipes to try when summer comes again.

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      Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I have tried many veggie burgers over the years some were great some not so much! But it makes a nice change from the regular meat burgers.

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      Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      Yummy! I am vegetarian, used to eat meat but Im not allowed now so all these meat free burger recipes are delicious, have to try them :)

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      alphamalesystem 4 years ago

      While I do prefer the real thing, I have had some pretty good tasting veggie burgers. Might give one of these a try one day.

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      Senditondown 4 years ago from US

      Think I've found a few recipes I can make my wife. Thanks.

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      GetAcneFree 4 years ago

      These look amazing! I'm going to try some of these.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @mortgage2: I like the sound of that too, it is on my list of meat free burgers to try out :-) come back and let us know what you thought about it if you do give it a try.

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      Zhivko Stanev 4 years ago from Bulgaria

      I have never heard of vegi burger before and I have never even thought there might be such thing. :) It is amazing how many recipes there are.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Ok, now I'm hungry!

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      mortgage2 4 years ago

      Yes, I will be trying the lentil and mushroom burger, sounds super! Thanks for the new ideas.

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      BGrimes 4 years ago

      I LOVE veggie burgers, but I had no ideas there were so many variations! I plan on trying some of them - thanks for sharing.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Back to look over these again - sent out by digg.

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      Dandelia23 4 years ago

      Omg how many ideas to enjoy a veggie burger!!! This page is bookmarked...and now I'm hungry!!! :D

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      thebearsguide 4 years ago

      Back to say that I tried the Jamaican burgers last night, some of the reviewers said that they added some egg to the mix to help bind it, so that's what I did. They were good... nice and spicy too!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Leigh Stratton: Well there are enough vegetarian burgers here for you to have a different one every week for 2 years Leigh! :-)

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      Leigh Stratton 4 years ago

      Wow! I am definitely going to try some of these recipes. I have been a vegetarian for about 5 years and sometimes I just want something to change up the menu. This lens is great! Thanks!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Come back and let us know if you try any of the burgers kingsingh and give us your verdict :-)

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @CristianStan: Glad to be of help CristianStan :-) I think that there are enough ideas for veggie burgers on this list that even meat eaters should be able to find something that they like.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I eat veggie burgers at least once a week. I am going to definitely research this lens to get some new ideas on preparing my veggie burger. Thank you so much.

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      CristianStan 4 years ago

      I have many vegan/vegetarian friends, so finding a menu that will fit them is quite hard, your lens helped me a lot

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @ElizabethSheppard: Thank you lizziebeth, your blessing is much appreciated!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @karMALZEKE: I'm sure that you will find something that you like :-) I think that I will try one of the portabello mushroom burgers next, they do sound nice.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 4 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I will definitely be trying some of these great-sounding Veggie Burger recipes. They sound great. Thanks so much for making this lens page. ::::blessed::::

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      karMALZEKE 4 years ago

      You have presented a plethora of yummy burgers. YES! I bookmarked this lens and will go back to when I am ready to give these a try. THANKS!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @TheGardenGuys: Well it's true, veggie burgers can be healthier than their meat counterparts!

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      TheGardenGuys 4 years ago

      Ahhhh, now I'm thinking that this isn't going to do too much damage to my Healthy Eating New Years Resolutions ;)

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      Ursel001 4 years ago

      Great ideas. Something you have to try;-)

      Go green!

      Great lense!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @BookLoverFrank: I will definitely think about that ebook Frank!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Linda BookLady: Do come back and let us know if you try some of the veggie burgers out Linda and what you think of them :-)

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @lynnsing: I don't think that I could manage a burger a day :-) but it is good to try out some different meatless burgers sometimes.

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Great burger ideas, thanks! I'm a vegetarian and burgers are great fun food once in a while.

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      lynnsing 4 years ago

      great lens! A person could eat a veggie burger every day for almost six months straight and never repeat on recipe:) My only complaint is it is not in hard bound for my kitchen recipe shelves!

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      BookLoverFrank 4 years ago

      I see too many tasty ideas here to list all that I like, but the "Sloppy Joe goes Veggie" looks like a real winner. It's obvious that you put a lot of work into this lens. You could expand on this and write an eBook. Thanks for all your effort and the great information.

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Great! I Love this Veggie Burgers! Will make my own this coming weekend! :-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Veggie burgers are great. I remembered the first time I tried one and was shocked at how great it tasted compared to beef...If you have a chance check out my lens on Seaweed called Seaweed: A Health 101 you may like it as much as I enjoyed this informative lens you wrote. Also if you have a chance check out our personal blog at we would love to hear your feedback... Thanks again by The #1 Review

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Blessed and added to my lens Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I had to come back for another look at all these veggie burger.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Mary Stephenson: Perhaps you should try him on the portabello mushroom veggie burgers Mary, I find them to be quite 'meaty' if you can achieve that with a meat free burger.

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Did not know there could be so many veggie burgers. I like veggie burgers I have tried, but hubby doesn't care that much for them, so I haven't had any in awhile.

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      gyulaolah 4 years ago

      To answer your question at the beginning: yes, I have liked the good burger and I do like it now, especially after reading you well-composed lens through. Thanks for the eye-opening taste experience, congratulations!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Spiderlily321: Thank you Atreyusmommy :-)

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Elyn MacInnis: I haven't yet made my way through the entire list :-) but I like anything that is a bit spicy elynmac so if I am making veggie burgers for myself and my partner we would prefer something like the Dabeli burger, but some friends suggest that some of the black bean burgers or the portabello burgers are the best.

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      Came back to check your excellent lens full of great ideas. I love veggie burgers and I want to leave my blessings as well :-)

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I am going to come back when it isn't bedtime and slowly go through these - do you have a favorite?

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      ladylucas lm 4 years ago

      Great idea for a lens... I love black bean veggie burgers. Slowly loving them even more than meat!

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      RunescapeMC 4 years ago

      All these burgers look tasty, really want to try a black bean version! Great lens!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @grubar12: :-) It is what it says in the title '101 Veggie Burgers'! I hope that there is something for everybody in it.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @abouthealthtips: Thank you... If you saw the recipe for my Dabeli Burger you will see that I don't care much for burger buns (way too much bread for my liking) and I regularly 'cut circles' out of slices of healthier wholemeal bread instead. It is a good tip for an alternative for the burger buns to any of the veggie burger recipes on this page.

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      grubar12 4 years ago

      Maybe too long list of recipes but someone, who is interested in cooking something, will find his recipe. Great one.

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      abouthealthtips 4 years ago

      Nice detailed lens. The only other suggestion is to perhaps look for an alternative to using normal buns for your hamburgers etc. Too much processed food is not healthy for you. In other words, keep the white flour products down to a minimum.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Bestbuyguide: You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy meat free meals Bestbuyguide :-) I'm not either but I do have friends that are so I am always looking for vegetarian versions of some of my favourite foods.

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      Bestbuyguide 4 years ago

      I will be a regular visitor to this lens, I need to try at least a few of these gorgeous recipes. I'm not even a vegetarian but I love new food!

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      Niche-Diva 4 years ago

      What a great lense...can't wait to try some of these recipes...once I finish my fast!! LOL

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @SYC2002: Yes SYC2002... veggie burgers can be just as filling as their meat filled counterparts, especially the ones with beans and lentils which should help you to feel fuller for longer.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Constantimo: I have to disagree with you there Constantimo :-)

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I haven't tried the sloppy joe veggie burger yet myself either but they are down on my list to make soon!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @BusinessSarah: You're welcome :-) Making your own veggie burgers is certainly more healthy than buting those pre made ones!

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @MemoryMistress: 2 veggie burgers a week ought to be doable :-) please come back and let us know if you try any MemoryMistress.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @BenJacklin LM: I'm not a vegetarian either BenJacklin but I do try to have around 3 meat free days every week and I do enjoy eating vegetarian food.

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      Sniff It Out 4 years ago

      @Eighteen18: Let me know which of the black bean veggie burgers you try Eighteen, and your verdict on it :-)

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      BodyWrap 4 years ago

      I'm bookmarking this lens! There's just so much useful information here.

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      Eighteen18 4 years ago

      I think I might try a black bean one... Lots look very scummy though!!!

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      BenJacklin LM 4 years ago

      What an amazing long list! These all look so tasty, and I'm not even vegetarian :)

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      MemoryMistress 4 years ago

      I'd love to try them all. Maybe that could be a good project for 2013! 101 burger recipes in a year, tried and tested!

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      BusinessSarah 4 years ago

      I've been telling my husband that we should stop buying Boca burgers and make our own, and then I saw this lens on the Squidoo homepage -- our high-sodium processed food days are over! Thanks for an excellent resource!

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      RandyMilson 4 years ago

      Just ate, but looking at those burgers makes me hungry again :D

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      ivanjuras 4 years ago

      Not a vegetarian, but I would definitely love to try one of these.