Cooktop Cove: 6 vegetarian burgers that are so good you'll make them again and again
By Angela Brown
For some people, the idea of eating a veggie burger is scary or even unappealing, but that's likely because they've never tried a veggie burger or never had a good one. These recipes may just change their mind. Whether someone is trying to eat healthier or just wants to try something new, these burgers are a hit.
Try one of these tasty veggie burgers for your next get-together. It's good for the body (and the pocketbook).
Black bean hemp burger
Crammed full of healthy ingredients such as black beans, peppers, nuts and seeds, this tasty burger is filling and good for your body. The secret to this recipe is oatmeal, which helps bind together all the ingredients for a sturdy burger. Some veggie burgers use breadcrumbs to hold them together, but this recipe uses oats instead, making it safe to serve to your gluten-free friends. Get the full recipe here.
Tomato and mozzarella quinoa burgers
Unlike some other veggie burgers, the recipe below gets a heaping helping of protein thanks to the quinoa base. Quinoa is a pseudo-grain that's rich in protein, making these burgers super filling. They get an added hit of flavor thanks to sundried tomatoes and herbs, not to mention a gooey mozzarella core – just be sure to not use too wet a mozzarella, which could make these burgers fall apart. Get the full recipe here.
Smoky black bean beet burgers
These burgers take a little longer than a traditional beef patty, but the finished product is thick, hearty and flavorful. The recipe below makes burgers that are chock full of rich, complex flavors: earthy beet, umami walnuts and mushrooms, and a hint of spice. Get the full recipe here.
Double bean burger with avocado basil cream
Not one but two kinds of beans get together to make these delicious veggie burgers, which are all dolled up with an avocado and basil cream. Savory, tender, and moist, the recipe below will please even the meat-eaters among you. Get the full recipe here.
Sweet potato veggie burger
Veggie burgers are the ideal place to get creative with different flavors and textures. The recipe below gets protein from white beans and a nice sweetness and color from sweet potato. Nutritional yeast adds a pleasantly tangy touch. Get the full recipe here.
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