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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 about 1 month ago
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added about 1 month 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...

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added about 1 month ago

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

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KR
added about 1 month 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.

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KR
added about 1 month 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! ; )

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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....

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added about 1 month ago

Excited to check that out—thank you!

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Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added about 1 month 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.

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added about 1 month 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!

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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.

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KR
added about 1 month ago

Hope you will keep us posted on your tempeh adventures!

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added about 1 month ago

Always!

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AntoniaJames

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added about 1 month 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)

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Sarah Jampel

Sarah is Food52's senior staff writer & stylist.

added about 1 month ago

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

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AntoniaJames

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added about 1 month ago

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

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

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