It’s National Burger Day — whoohoo! The first hamburger is said to have been invented in 1885 by Frank and Charles Menches of Hamburg, New York who ran out of pork and served a ground-beef sandwich instead at the county fair. However, a young man from Seymour, Wisconsin is also credited for the creation in the very same year.The invention of the hamburger may be a controversial topic but there’s no debate that the famous sandwich is a definite American favorite. In fact, we as a nation consume approximately 50 billion burgers each year.
Thankfully, veggie burgers are easy to make and darn tasty! Don’t believe us? See 10 Vegetables You Can Make Burgers With, How to Make Flavorful Veggie Burgers, and our amazing Tricks for Making Veggie Burgers That Won’t Fall Apart.
There’s really no need for meat when we have enough veggie burgers recipes to eat a different one every day of the month! If you ever lack inspiration, simply take a look at our 20 of Our Most Mouthwatering Veggie Burgers Ever! and those 25 Unique and Trendy Veggie Burgers for National Hamburger Day!
You’ll also definitely want a bite of these 20 delicious and juicy plant-based burgers!
1. Super Simple Veggie Big Mac
This Super Simple Veggie Big Mac couldn’t be easier — made from refried beans and bread crumbs, the patties grill in up a flash and then all you need to do is assemble. In true Big Mac fashion, you have a burger bun in between patties, crisp shredded lettuce, sweet, creamy sauce, and a slice of vegan cheese. Serve with a side of easy homemade fries and you are good to go!
2. Black Bean Burger With Pickled Red Onion
These Black Bean Burger With Pickled Red Onion are so yummy. They have everything you want, from flavor to a hearty texture thanks to a combination of black beans, roasted chickpeas, and oats — and it’s super simple to make! The horseradish dressing, roasted eggplant, creamy guacamole, black bean burger, pickled red onion, and red cabbage all go together perfectly. Serve with sweet potato fries on the side.
3. Sweet Potato Burger
There’s a pretty good chance you’ve tried a veggie burger patty that has sweet potato in it, but have you ever had a burger with sweet potato buns?! We’re here to make that happen! This Sweet Potato Burger is light, healthy, and super flavorful. The patty is made from a combination of chickpeas, kidney beans, sweet potato, and oats. Pair this burger with some veggie aioli, guacamole, mango salsa, or any other condiment your heart desires!
4. Beet, Almond, and Black Bean Burgers
These nutrient-rich Beet, Almond, and Black Bean Burgers are packed with flavor! The patties are made from a combination of hearty black beans, earthy, but sweet beets, almond meal, and plenty of herbs and spices. They are paired with crisp, quick-pickled red onions and a nutty pesto. These burgers would be great on a salad, served in a wrap, or like a traditional burger — the choice is yours.
5. Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burger
If you’re looking to seriously step up your burger game, these Asian fusion Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burgers are definitely worth your time. Steamed bao buns are stuffed with oyster mushrooms marinated in an umami sauce and paired with steamed kale and caramelized onions. No patties because if you have pulled oyster mushrooms what else do you need? Steaming a yeast dough instead of baking it is actually something pretty genius. It just leaves you with the softest and juiciest bread you can imagine — kind of like biting into a cloud.
6. Grilled Chicken of the Woods Sandwich
Chicken of the Woods is a mushroom also known by its fancy name, Laetiporus. It’s a bright orangey-yellow shelf mushroom with a texture similar to chicken and a soft, lemony scent. In this awesome Grilled ‘Chicken’ sandwich, these tasty mushrooms are cooked in a cast iron skillet with seasoning until golden and crispy before being baked in the oven. You can assemble the sandwich any way you like — with vegan cheese, onions, greens, etc… You’ll be amazed by just how chicken-like this burger tastes.
7. Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger
If you love dense, flavorful meals that don’t disappoint, you have to try these Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger. The burgers are made from seasoned black beans, mushrooms, and plenty of herbs and spiced and they’re topped with creamy beer cheese sauce, plus crunchy onion rings. While the ingredients to this burger are varied, the steps are easy-peasy.
8. Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese
Try this protein-packed Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese for the times when only a burger will do. It’s also perfect for BBQs and when you have your carnivore buddies around. The texture and color is very close to meat and it tastes amazing. It’s all about the right seasoning to get the flavors right for this special treat.
9. The Ultimate Sweet Potato Burger
This burger is aptly named. Its patty is packed full of flavor and hearty vegetables that are perfectly seasoned. Then the whole thing is drizzled with tahini-mustard-beet sauce that is crazy-delicious. We assure you that you won’t regret trying The Ultimate Sweet Potato Burger!
10. Smoky Marinated Portobello Burgers
When it comes to giving dishes a smoky flavor, most cooks use liquid smoke to achieve an ideal, barbecue-style flavor. For these portobello burgers, however, we’re taking a different route and using Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese black tea known for its ability to add smokiness to whatever food is marinated in it. These Smoky Marinated Portobello Burgers go exceptionally well with spinach, grated carrots, and dijon mustard.
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11. Shake Shack Double Stack Copycat: Cashew Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger
The ultimate vegan Portobello mushroom burger – two Portobello mushrooms stuffed with melty cashew cheese, coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried until crispy then sprinkled with rosemary salt. Layered on a toasted burger bun with a spicy cashew mayo, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and pickles if you’re feeling it. Eat this Shake Shack Double Stack Copycat: Cashew Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burger with thick-cut, rosemary salt sprinkled, potato or sweet potato chips, extra spicy mayo, and a cold beer for the best vegan burger meal you’ve ever had!
12. Simple Korean Kimchi BBQ Burgers
These Simple Korean Kimchi BBQ Burgers combine the signature sweet Korean BBQ sauce with a “beefy” veggie burger and spicy kimchi (a sort of hot Korean sauerkraut usually made with napa cabbage, radishes, and green onions) to create a delicious and saucy burger. Eat it as is or with a side of fries, either way you won’t regret it!
13. Sweet Potato Bean Burger With Avocado Bun
This avocado burger bun is made with a delicious and moist sweet potato and bean patty. This makes it like a regular burger but with a healthy dose of avocado. It is important not to use an over ripe avocado as it will be very difficult to work with. You also have to be very careful when slicing and peeling the avocado to ensure it keeps its shape intact. Colorful, flavorful, and nutritious, this Sweet Potato Bean Burger With Avocado Bun is perfect for a summer BBQ or dinner!
14. Almost Raw Walnut Burgers
These Almost Raw Walnut Burgers are also awesome on rainy summer days, because instead of throwing them on the grill, you slow-cook them in the oven. Made from walnuts, mushrooms, carrots, and savory sun-dried tomatoes, these burgers are made completely from whole foods. If you don’t follow a raw diet, serve them on a bun like you would with any burger otherwise, throw one on top of a big salad and enjoy.
15. Falafel Burger With Avocado Sauce, Spinach, and Homemade Burger Buns
Falafel served in pita bread is awesome, but falafel in a burger is super-duper-amazing! This Falafel Burger With Avocado Sauce, Spinach, and Homemade Burger Buns in particular is a real flavor-explosion. The creaminess of the avocado, the crunchiness of the falafel, and the freshness of the spinach come together to make an exciting blend of tastes and textures. The homemade burger buns make this already extraordinary burger even more amazing.
16. ‘Fillet-O-Fishless’ Artichoke Sandwich
This “Fillet-O-Fishless” Artichoke Sandwich is so much tastier than its fast food counterpart. The artichoke burger manages to stay beautifully juicy and moist on the inside and crisp on the outside. Your taste buds will definitely thank you for trying this amazing burger!
17. Tempeh Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger
This Tempeh Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger is decadent and incredibly easy to make – it only takes five ingredients and two easy steps to make. It makes the perfect base for you to add whatever your other favorite burger toppings may be. Plus, it’s grain free so almost everyone can enjoy it.
18. Lemongrass Tofu Burgers
This Lemongrass Tofu Burger is a perfect example of the deliciousness that happens when two cuisines are fused together! This burger looks pretty classic, but it actually has Eastern Asian influences with lemongrass infused into the patty, wasabi mayo on the buns, and plenty of bamboo shoots. Yum!
19. Caribbean Jerk Millet Burgers With Pineapple Guacamole
These millet, chickpea, and black bean burgers are packed with protein, flavor, and of course, Caribbean flair! Homemade jerk seasoning makes these burgers extra-special, but they’re ultimate when topped with creamy pineapple guacamole. Oh yeah. These Caribbean Jerk Millet Burgers With Pineapple Guacamole are the real deal!
20. Veggie Sliders With Cashew Mustard Cheese Sauce
These Veggie Sliders With Cashew Mustard Cheese Sauce, while complex in taste, are very simple to make. Brown rice, pinto beans, oats, and mushrooms come together along with chili powder, turmeric, and cheesy nutritional yeast, to make the perfect-tasting patty. A zesty mustard cashew cheese takes this burger from pretty good to amazing.
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Lead image source: Meaty Beet Burger With Cashew Cheese