10 Veggie Burger Recipes That Will Convert Serious Meat Eaters

10 Veggie Burger Recipes That Will Convert Serious Meat Eaters

The classic burger is a staple of any Summer BBQ. If you’re looking to mix (or lighten) up things at your next burger bash| bring out one of these tasty and tempting veggie burgers. Both omnivores and strict vegetarians will love these creative and satisfying recipes; you might even find a new favorite!

u2014 Additional reporting by Jenny Sugar

| Balsamic Portobello Burgers

Portobello mushrooms make for a simple| clean| and delicious meat substitute due to their meaty quality. The combination of flavors in these balsamic portobello burgers sounds ideal for any Spring supper. Instead of goat cheese| garnish each bun with a flavored Tofutti spread.

| Homestyle Lentil Burger

An endurance athlete and founder of the plant-based nutrition program Thrive Forward| Brendan Brazier knows that veggies| beans| and seeds can make for a tasty burger. Watch this video to learn how to make his healthy veggie variation of the American classic.

| Sweet Potato Burger With Creamy Avocado Spread

These hearty veggie burgers are made with the goodness of sweet potatoes| black beans| millet| and corn. This burger weighs in well under 400 calories u2014 even with its creamy avocado sauce.

| Eggplant Burgers

To maintain the texture of a traditional beef patty| build a batch of eggplant burgers. Their mix of spices and ingredients gives these burgers some Italian flair.

| Sweet Potato| Chickpea| and Quinoa Burger

Completely vegan and packed with vitamin A| this sweet potato| chickpea| and quinoa veggie burger is perfectly spiced and completely satisfying. At 202 calories per patty| you can add a 120-calorie whole-wheat bun and lettuce| tomato| and ketchup (34 calories) and still come in well under 500 calories.

| Really Simple Bean Burgers

Try this simple and delicious bean burger u2014u00a0no grill required. Grab a handful of ingredients that are probably already hiding in your pantry| turn on your stove top| and you’re done in less than 10 minutes. It’s a great vegetarian option for the weekend and a satisfying| protein-packed supper to enjoy after a tough gym session.

| Black Bean and Beet Veggie Burger

This thick and juicy black bean and beet burger brings a creative array of ingredients to the mix including black rice| walnuts| and even mushrooms! If you want to bite into the screen right now| you’re not alone.

| Caprese Veggie Burger

The base of this caprese veggie burger is made with cannellini beans| mushrooms| and rolled oats| but it’s flavored with fresh basil leaves and tomatoes straight from the vine. For 378 calories| this veggie burger offers nine grams of fiber and 20 grams of protein. And because it’s low in calories| you’ll have plenty of room for all the other BBQ faves you crave!

| Black Bean Sliders

Surprise guests with these spicy black bean sliders. A dollop of lime yogurt and a few sweet potato fries make them an extraspecial veggie burger.

| Falafel-Inspired Quinoa Burgers

After pining away for the perfect homemade veggie burger| Alexandra Cooks met her match in this falafel-inspired bean burger. Quinoa and chickpeas serve as the hearty base| tons of spice and fresh produce are tossed into the mix| and everything gets tied together with a delicious tahini sauce.