🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Favorite veggie burger recipes?

Hi there, There are so many veggie burger recipes out there (even on this site!): Which are your favorites? Asking for a friend... (Just kidding—asking for myself!)

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

asked 7 months ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

16 answers 1061 views
Cd73a432 98b8 4d37 9b27 2ab656e4cca2  image
added 7 months ago

The 'How to make any veggie burger' article on Food52 is my go-to recipe. I've tried multiple variations, but typically add both 1/2 c cooled steel cut oats (where the recipe specifies grains). https://food52.com/blog...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

0d120e67 a7aa 45af 8b3f c7fb324d4efe  image
added 7 months ago

I have enjoyed these http://ohsheglows.com/2011... but I haven't tried too many recipes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
KR
added 7 months ago

I've been using a variation ( well, it's a spring board for me) of the White Water Veggie Burger. Because of my diet restrictions, I don't use onions or garlic & substitute celery & fennel for them, quite finely chopped. I actually use more beans than is specified (about double), & sub "flax eggs" for reg eggs as it calls for 5 eggs (!!!!!!!!!??????), and will vary the spices significantly. I also like to add cooked minced mushrooms & grated zuke that's been squeezed dry.... The way I make it results in a huge batch (maybe 16 med-sized patties) & I package them up in pairs for the freezer.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
KR
added 7 months ago

Here's the link to the source recipe...not that I follow it exactly (no dredging in flour, double the beans, halve the chili pwdr etc)...
http://whitewatercooks...
and as someone else has also pointed out, there's a bit of chopping so I do that over a few days & then put them together, cook & freeze them at the end....
These freeze very well, have lots of veggies in them (esp the way I make them), heat up well in a frying pan or in the oven. However, they fall apart rather quickly if reheated in a sauce, so I heat the sauce & "patty balls" separately if I'm going to serve them that way.
Nice to have options! ; )

Da99f4cd 8368 4906 81f0 2d566f46a46d  image
added 7 months ago

My favorite veggie burger is the one served at North Star Cafe in Columbus, Ohio. This Kitchn recipe captures it pretty well: http://www.thekitchn.com....

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Bb305185 6b66 45c6 ac96 6204c9dd8a30  dsc09796
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 7 months ago

Excited to check that out—thank you!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 7 months ago

In my experience, most recipes for home-made veggie burgers call for a long list of ingredients & fussy prep but give only indifferent results.
If I want or need to serve a non-meat burger, I prefer to grill large portobello mushrooms and serve them with good homemade condiments on a brioche or potato roll.
With beer or red wine on the side.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Bb305185 6b66 45c6 ac96 6204c9dd8a30  dsc09796
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 7 months ago

I agree—the lists are so long! I'm going to try a pretty minimalist tempeh burger recipe first, then branch out. Thank you!

0d120e67 a7aa 45af 8b3f c7fb324d4efe  image
added 7 months ago

I posted my favorite recipe above, but I ultimately agree that they are rarely worth the effort (imho).. I have tried the North Star Cafe recipe someone posted above-- and it is very good, if a little mushy -- in addition to the Oh She Glows recipe I posted above, and some more basic recipes (just seitan & broccoli for example). I was on a mission to find a recipe I liked last summer, but in the end decided to try to find a store-bought frozen kind I liked! They do make an easy and nutritious meal.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
KR
added 7 months ago

Hope you will keep us posted on your tempeh adventures!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Bb305185 6b66 45c6 ac96 6204c9dd8a30  dsc09796
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 7 months ago

Always!

70a10452 dfa6 4be6 8cf7 9e986cfbbb23  stringio
added 7 months ago

Falafel

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

B3038408 42c1 4c18 b002 8441bee13ed3  new years kitchen hlc only
AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 7 months ago

America's Test Kitchen black bean burgers made with ground corn tortilla chips . . . . just a whiff of "Frito" takes these to a whole new place. ;o)

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Bb305185 6b66 45c6 ac96 6204c9dd8a30  dsc09796
Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added 7 months ago

Wow, so cool! I've got to try those—thank you!

B3038408 42c1 4c18 b002 8441bee13ed3  new years kitchen hlc only
AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added 7 months ago

Also, you'll find many excellent options in Lukas Volger's fine "Veggie Burgers Every Which Way." ;o)

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

38d74236 bb50 4fe8 90bd 438575cec343  vermont creamery pic
added 7 months ago

I am a huge fan of the Grillable Veggie Burgers from Minimalist Baker (http://minimalistbaker...). Happy cooking!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.