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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"How to Make the Ultimate Veggies Burger for a Vegan: A Delicious and Healthy Recipe"

Crafting a delicious veggie burger involves a combination of grains, vegetables, and binders to create flavorful and cohesive patties. Here's a guide to making a great veggie burger:


  • Dish name: Classic Veggie Burger

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes

  • Yield: 4 servings

  • Expiration: Patties can be refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for up to a month.

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrots

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 egg (or flax egg for vegan option)

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil for cooking

  • Whole wheat burger buns

  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumbers, ketchup, mustard


  1. Mash the black beans in a bowl until partly smooth, retaining some texture.

  2. Mix in breadcrumbs, grated carrots, bell peppers, onions, garlic, egg, soy sauce, and spices.

  3. Form the mixture into patties.

  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook each patty for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

  5. Serve on burger buns with your choice of toppings.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Texture Balance: For a satisfying bite, combine ingredients that provide different textures, such as grains, nuts, and finely chopped vegetables.

  2. Dry Ingredients: Ensure the patty mixture is not too moist; otherwise, the burgers can fall apart during cooking. Add more breadcrumbs or oats if needed to absorb excess moisture.

  3. Binding Agents: Eggs or alternatives like flax eggs, mashed avocado, or canned pumpkin can help to bind the ingredients together.

  4. Spices and Herbs: Don’t skimp on seasonings. They are key to adding flavor to your veggie burgers. Experiment with different herb and spice combinations to find what you like best.

  5. Patty Formation: When forming the patties, press them together firmly to help them hold their shape. Chill the patties before cooking to firm them up.

  6. Cooking Method: Consider baking the patties in the oven for a firmer texture or pan-frying for a crispier exterior.

  7. Non-stick Cooking: Use parchment paper or a non-stick skillet to prevent the veggie burgers from sticking to the surface.

  8. Serving Suggestions: Serve your veggie burgers with a variety of toppings and sauces to keep things interesting.

Veggie burgers are versatile and can be made with a wide assortment of ingredients. By following these tips, you'll be able to create a veggie burger that's not only nutritious but also incredibly tasty.

veggie Burger

You can replace beans with other hearty vegetables or ingredients to form the base of your veggie burger. Here are some alternatives that will provide a satisfying texture and help bind your burger together:

  1. Mushrooms: Finely chopped and sautéed until brown can provide a meaty texture and rich flavor.

  2. Cooked Quinoa: A high-protein grain that adds a nice bite and sticks together when pressed.

  3. Chickpeas: Similar to beans, mashed chickpeas can be used for a different flavor profile and equally sturdy patty.

  4. Lentils: Cooked and mashed lentils are a great binder and complement a variety of seasonings.

  5. Grated Tofu: Firm tofu can be grated and squeezed of excess moisture to create a dense patty.

  6. Cauliflower: Roasted and finely chopped cauliflower can add bulk to your burger.

  7. Sweet Potatoes: Mashed sweet potatoes provide sweetness, moisture, and stick together well.

  8. Riced Broccoli: Steamed and finely chopped broccoli binds well and adds nutritional value.

  9. Beets: Grated beets can create a dense and moist burger with a vibrant color.

  10. Nuts and Seeds: Ground nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds, can add texture and healthy fats.

When you're substituting beans with other veggies, make sure to balance the wet and dry ingredients to achieve the right consistency for your patties. You might also want to adjust your seasoning and cooking method according to the substitute's flavor profile and texture.

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