12 Veggie Burgers to Keep Non-Meat Eaters Happy at Every Summer Cookout

May 31, 2016

​If you don't eat meat, I can almost guarantee you've been to a summer gathering where the majority of guests are enjoying juicy, thoughtfully seasoned hamburgers, and you're stuck with a mediocre, frozen patty made with a long list of unidentifiable ingredients.

This summer, up your game: Treat your guests to a delicious veggie burger made with wholesome ingredients. Or, if you're a vegan or vegetarian, treat yourself—plan ahead and make your own patty (or a few to share!) to bring with you. Here are a dozen recipes to choose from that will taste better than the ones in a box:

And in case you're more the (Not)Recipe type, here are some guidelines to help you successfully go rogue:

Tell us about your favorite meatless burger in the comments!

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1 Comment

Laura415 July 2, 2016
Good article and recipes. I've always wanted to make veggie burgers for some flavor and diversity in the grilling season. I may add eggs to any of these recipe for binding but it was great to see that many can be made gluten free using non gluten grains.