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Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

Updated on January 18, 2015
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Cheryl Paton has transitioned into being a vegetarian, and sometimes more vegan. She appreciates vegetarian recipes and her garden.

Vegetarian Burgers; and also Restaurants that Serve Them

Looking for a vegetarian burger that you can make at home? This recipe is based on how I used to make meat burgers, but just substituted veggie crumbles and made some adjustments with other ingredients.

I wanted something that was more familiar than using tofu and the like. Hope you like them too.

Image credit for the photo to the author of this page.

My Veggie Burgers recipe

I tried some various frozen and also made from scratch veggie burgers, and so far this is the best. I used the basic ingredients as if I was making a meatloaf and substituted veggie crumbles that I got from the refrigerated section in the grocery store. So this is what I did.


  • 1 12 oz package Refrigerated veggie crumbles
  • 3 free range eggs
  • 6 crackers, crushed
  • 1 slice of bread, torn in to pieces
  • 1 tsp salt free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix veggie crumbles and eggs together.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients, til mixture is uniform.
  4. Form measurements of approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture into rounded patties.
  5. Place patties into a muffin pan. Bake 15 - 20 minutes. There will be browning on top.
  6. Serve with your favorite buns and condiments.

Do you like this recipe?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Veggie Burgers Recipe

I like the burgers baking uniformly.

I use a muffin pan for baking them in. The patties come out nice and round. They also cook more evenly.

Veggie Burgers on YouTube - Squash Burgers

This recipe is for Squash Burgers on the grill. These are made with yellow and zucchini squash, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and egg.

Did you know that eggs sold in U.S. stores are not fertilized? So there is no life involved. (After watching Bizarre Foods on TV, I can't say about elsewhere though.)

Vote - Vegetarian burgers in fast food restaurants -

In many fast food restaurants, I'll order a sandwich without the meat. But I think it would be nice to have a vegetarian Burger option at a hamburger place. Or I'd love to be able to order a vege wrap at say Chick Filet without the chicken. How about you?

Would you like a vegetarian burger option and/or a vege wrap to be offered in fast food restaurants?

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I became a vegetarian based on moral values.

It didn't happen overnight, but over time. As a kid, my family and I often visited my relatives who lived on farms. One year in particular, I finally made the connection between what the chopping block was for.

That thought stuck with me for a number of years. It wasn't until I became an adult that I decided to make the switch to being a vegetarian; and I'm glad that I did.

My becoming a vegetarian was also a gradual process. The first meat that I gave up was beef, and I had wanted something similar for hamburger patties.

Did you know...

  1. Burger King now has a veggie patty that is out.
  2. McDonalds now has a veggie burger available in locations in Southern CA and some other countries.
  3. At the beginning of 2015, White Castle's is offering veggie sliders at their 400 locations across the U. S., for a limited time. Apparently it is a trial basis, so let them know if you like them.

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      They can be quite tasty. If you buy frozen, then I recommend Grillers Prime from Morningstar.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have never had a Veggie Burger but it sure sounds good

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      GiftsByDiana, Thanks. Veggie crumbles can be a variety of things; it depends on the company that makes them. Soy is common.

      That's why I included the video, for those who would like an alternative to pre-made items. I haven't made them from just veggies myself, at least not yet.

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 2 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      Great idea !

      What are veggie crumbles ?

      How would I make this from scratch from my fresh, organic veggies ? I do not use pre-made boxed or canned stuff if at all possible.

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      Vladimir 2 years ago from Australia

      Veggie burgers? Whatever next!

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      @juliannegentile: Thank you Genglo for sharing this info. Good to know.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Red Robin also offers vegan Boca burgers! Denny's used to offer Boca burgers but they switched to Amy's brand, not sure if it's vegan and it's heavy on the cumin. They taste more like falafels.

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      @KarenTBTEN: Thank you Karen for the info.

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      I like veggie burgers. The Safeway brand mushroom ones are very good, also seeral varieties that are available from Trader Joe's. I've made burgers from lentils.

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      @jptanabe: I would definitely frequent them more often myself. For now, I like building a veggie sandwich at Chick Filet, I like that they have wheat buns.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh yes, veggie burgers at Fast Food restaurants would be great! My sister is vegetarian and I enjoy vegetarian food so we'd be customers!

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      Cheryl Paton 7 years ago from West Virginia

      @julieannbrady: JaguarJulie, I sure hope so. Other restaurants have been changing and I think Fast Food Restaurants can change too. Some already have, Johnny Rockets for one. I also added contact info for the restaurants you mentioned, so that we can let them know what customers are wanting. Thank you for your inspiring question.

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      smange lm 7 years ago

      Neat idea using a muffin pan!

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      I like burgers and would eat more of them if they were vegetarian -- would love to see these available at say Wendys, McDonalds, Burger King. You think they ever will be?

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      Becky_Smith 7 years ago

      I much prefer to make my own burgers rather than buy ones - that way you know what is in them and there is no nasties!

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      I agree with a previous visitor that Gardenburger Portobello burgers are very good. I may actually prefer Safeway brand veggie burgers though -- they have a veggie burger with mushrooms in it that tastes very good. Morningstar Farms also makes good products.

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I love a good veggie burger!

      I have included your recipe in a poll on my "Who has the best burger recipe on Squidoo?" lens. May the best burger recipe win--it might be yours!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      love a good veggie burger :)

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      Jfay 8 years ago

      Yay Veggie Burgers - My favorite!! Great Lens! Thanks for all of the info ~ Jfay xxoo

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      Zen Automat 8 years ago

      I love all the flavors of veggie burgers now on the market. Thanks for putting this lens together.. 5*

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      Angelina 9 years ago from California

      I love veggie burgers, I'm glad there is so much variety now...I'm starting to learn how to make them...thanks for joining my food group

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      I'm a vegetarian, and love veggie burgers with all the fixins. I'm glad more restaurants are adding them to their menus. Congratulations on becoming a Giant Squid!

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      RebeccaB 10 years ago

      Interesting veggie burger lens. Great idea. Well done.