Vegan Burgers

Quinoa, Lentil, and Mushroom Burgers

Quinoa burger2

If anyone you know says that they could never go vegan because they’d miss hamburgers, just serve them these. Not that these are at all meat-like nor aspire to be. These burgers, with high-protein quinoa and lentils, plus flavorful mushrooms and plenty of seasonings, are hearty and satisfying. Serve them with your favorite fixings, or just on their own as a high-protein embellishment for the plate. more→

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Easy Portabella Burgers

Grilled portabella burgers on while-grain buns

The easiest route to a grilled vegan burger is to simply lavish portabella mushroom caps in a good marinade and plunk them on the grill. To vary this, simply choose different marinades and accompaniments. This is good with or without buns, and works well on an indoor electric grill as well. If you don’t have either kind of grill, simply prepare in a skillet. Delicious with lightly cooked or grilled corn and a big salad or any  kind of potato salad.  Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Quinoa and Bean Sloppy Joes

Quinoa and Bean Sloppy Joes recipe

Here’s a vegan burger-style meal made simpler by the fact that you need not even shape and flip patties. Pinto beans and quinoa team up to make a tasty high-protein sloppy joe filling. Serve with baked potatoes or sweet potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, one of our potato salads or any of the tasty slaws in A Slew of Slaws. It’s particularly good with Cabbage, Apple, and Raisin Slaw (pictured, on the side of the sloppy joes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Black Bean-Hemp Protein Patties

Black bean hemp protein burger by Julie Morris

These patties are packed with premium protein, essential fatty acids, iron, calcium, fiber, and trace minerals, and won’t contribute one bit to heart disease or diabetes, like animal-derived burgers do. Perfectly aligned spices celebrate three plant-based protein sources: black beans, hemp seeds, and quinoa. Recipe and photo contributed by Julie Morris. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods.* © 2012 by Julie Morris, Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
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Baked Chickpea Burgers

A number of nourishing ingredients mingle in this baked vegan burger. Though it’s tasty enough to be eaten plain as a side dish, it’s makes a great sandwich as well. Either way, try it with Quick Tartar Sauce, whose recipe follows. 
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Sloppy Janes

Everyone will love these Sloppy Janes, even if you’re not gluten-free. They pack a punch that will have everyone wanting a second!  Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

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White Bean and Spinach Burgers

A mild yet flavorful vegan burger, this is equally good in pita sandwiches, on English muffins or rolls, or served without any bread at all. Youngsters who are open to spinach might enjoy eating these out of hand. Leftovers are delicious made into sandwiches for brown bag lunches. more→

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Gently Curried Tofu Burgers

Tofu cubed and mashed

These mildly spiced vegan tofu burgers can be served on burger rolls with all of your favorite condiments. Or, serve them on their own as a side dish for grain, potato, or pasta dishes. Young children may enjoy eating these out of hand at room temperature. more→

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