Awesome Veggie Burger Recipes!
This is a collection of homemade veggie burger recipes.
Do you love homemade veggie burgers? What's your favorite type?
Most commercial vegetation burger recipes use soy as their main ingredient. I try to avoid soy for the most part, so all of my recipes are soy-free. Some of my recipes use beans as their primary ingredient, including the Bean and Corn Veggie Burger, topped with salsa, pictured to the left. Yet you'll also find on this page some homemade veggie burger recipes that don't use any beans or soy.
The best homemade vegetarian burger I've ever tried is the Zucchini Parmesan Burger. It tastes so much like Eggplant Parmesan! It's low carb too! It contains neither soy nor beans.
Another favorite, and the one I make most often, is the Lentil Walnut Burgers.
You'll find the recipes for these and others below!
Zucchini and Parmesan - To me, these taste VERY similar to Eggplant Parmesan!
One of my favorites!
I love these! These Zucchini Parmesan Burgers are one of my two top favorite veggie burger recipes!
I didn't know how good zucchini, parmesan, and Italian seasoning tasted together until I tried these! I got the idea for this recipe off of a youtube. (Check out the Squash Parmesan Burgers youtube farther down on this page.) This recipe is my own adaptation of that one. If you leave off the bun, you've got a great vegetarian low carb meal!
Zucchini Parmesan Burgers
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (not pre-grated, preferably)
2 yellow squash
Italian seasoning (or individual herbs or your choice)
pepper, to taste
Cut a small amount of the Parmesan cheese off of the block of cheese and whirl it around in your food processor (or grate it by hand). Remove the cheese and place in a small bowl or measuring cup. Cut off the ends of the zucchini and yellow squash and process them in the food processor. (You can use the grater blade, or the regular blade.) Carefully remove the blade and sprinkle salt on top of the grated or finely chopped squash. Wait about ten minutes. While you are waiting, place a piece of parchment paper on top of your cookie sheet., and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
The salt should cause excess water to be pulled out of the squash. Pour off this excess water (it's good for using in soups). Scoop up a handful of squash and squeeze it with your hands to remove as much water as you can. Place the squeezed squash on a plate or in a bowl. Continue the process until all the squash has been squeezed. OR, for a more effective method, pour the squash into a strainer. Put the strainer over a bowl, and press down on the squash so that the liquid flows into the bowl below.
After you've removed as much water as you can, put the squash back into the rinsed food processor bowl. Add the egg, cheese, Italian seasoning (I just sprinkle some in), and pepper. Stir well. Form into patties and bake on cookie sheet (on top of parchment paper) in the oven. (If your mixture is too wet to form into patties, just plop piles onto the cookie sheet and flatten somewhat with the back of a spoon.) Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes, until the patties become more firm. Flip over and cook until they have golden brown spots on the bottom (around 20 minutes). If you would like, flip them one more time for about five minutes, until both sides are speckled golden brown! Serve.
I don't eat these with a bun, as I love them plain! But of course you could experiment and try them different ways! Maybe they'd be good with marinara sauce?
Squash and Cheese Burgers - Made from yellow squash, zucchini, parmasean cheese, garlic, eggs, and sea salt!
This is the youtube from which I adapted my Zucchini Parmesan Burgers. The main differences between his version and mine are that I don't include garlic, I do use Italian seasoning, I bake mine in the oven, and my preparation method is different (I use a strainer to squeeze out additional water, for example). Also, he suggests adding even more salt after you've squeezed out the water. I don't recommend that. To me, the burgers are already plenty salty and taste quite delicious!
Yet, which ever recipe you use, if you like the flavor of Eggplant Parmesan, I think you'll like these burgers!!!
Lentil Veggie Burger
Another one of my favorites is the Lentil Veggie Burger! They're fabulous too! In fact, between the Lentil Veggie and the Zucchini Parmesan, it's hard to pick a favorite!
Bean and Corn
Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers Recipe
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 can white beans
1 can pinto beans
1/2 can corn
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sautee the cut onions in a little bit of oil in a pot (preferably not a non-stick pot) until they just start to turn golden brown. Add the finely chopped garlic and sautee an additional minute. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Drain both cans of beans and add them to the pot. Use a hand (wand) blender right in the pot to mash and blend the beans, onions, and garlic. (If your pot is a non-stick pot, you will probably want to transfer the beans, onions, and garlic to a large bowl before blending them in order to not damage your pot. If you don't have a hand blender, transfer the beans, onions, and garlic to a food processor to mash and blend them.) Next add the well-drained corn to the bean mixture. Stir well. Form into patties and place on a greased oven-safe pan or cookie sheet. Spray the tops lightly with olive oil, and bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes. (Check them ever so often and remove them from the oven sooner if they start to look done (with a thin crust on the top.) Turn them over and return them to the oven for about 10 to 15 more minutes.
Serve with your choice of:
Bun or no bun
or anything else you'd like to try!
Makes about 6 to 8 burgers, depending upon their size.
Hand Blender - for processing beans and other foods right in your cooking pot! - I use this for quite a few of my favorite recipes!
Zucchini Bean Burgers
Zucchini Bean Burgers
1/2 zucchini, sliced
2 small onions
2 cloves garlic
2 cans navy beans
Sauté the onion, with a lid covering the skillet, for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the zucchini and cook under the zucchini is tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Add 2 cans of drained and rinsed navy beans. Puree with a hand blender, or in a food processor. From into patties and place on greased cookie sheet. Lightly spray or brush the top of the burgers with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until done on the bottom.. Flip over and cook until crispy on the top.
My favorite way to eat these--> Top with fresh avocado slices and salsa!! Oh, don't forget a few torn leaves of fresh cilantro on the very top!
Stainless-Steel Cooking Oil Spray Pump - This spray pump doesn't use aerosol.
Black Bean Potato Burgers
Black Bean Potato Burgers
2 cans black beans
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of shredded hashbrown potatoes
1/2 can corn, drained
salt and pepper to taste
Sauté the onion and hasbrowns together, stirring often, until the hasbrowns are tender and are starting to brown.. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Add 2 cans of drained and rinsed black beans. Puree with a hand blender, or in a food processor. Stir in the drained corn. From into patties and place on greased cookie sheet. Lightly spray or brush the top of the burgers with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until done on the bottom.. Flip over and cook until crispy on the top.
Black Bean Burgers - Containing black beans, bell pepper, onion, egg, cayenee pepper, and bread crumbs.
Veggie Burgers Every Which Way - Thai Carrot Burgers, anyone?
Meatless Burgers: Over 50 Recipes
The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet: - I bet you didn't know there was a recipe for a breakfast veggie burger!
This one's all about being vegetarian - with helpful tips and suggestions
More Delicious Recipes
Here are links to more recipes!
Award-Winning Recipes- Vegan
Homemade Black Bean - Recipe includes black beans, garlic, onions, bell pepper, chili pepper, cumin, egg, Thai chili sauce or hot sauce, and bread crumbs. - Vegetarian
Black Bean and Sweet Potato - Recipe contains black beans, sweet potato, corn, onion, garlic, quinoa, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and spices. - Vegan
A Collection of Recipes - Vegan and Vegetarian
Kidney Bean - Recipe contains kidney beans, oats, mushrooms, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, garlic, and tomato paste or ketchup. - Vegan
Lentil Carrot -Recipe contains lentils, onions, carrots, bread crumbs, parsley, and tomato paste. - Vegan
Ultimate - Recipe contains chickpeas, eggs, cilantro, onion, lemon zest, bread crumbs, and sprouts. - Vegetarian
Vegetable Veggie Burgers - Recipe contains corn, mushrooms, tofu, bread crumbs, scallions, red bell pepper, and more - Vegan
Black Bean Fiesta - Recipe contains black beans, bread crumbs, sweet potato, cilantro, white onion, garlic powder, garlic, salt, black pepper, olive oil, cider vinegar, lime juice, jalapeno, nutritional yeast or bread crumbs, chipotle powder or cayenne, vegan mayo, garlic hot sauce, onion slices, tomato slices, and avocado.- Vegan
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