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Recipes For Vegan Burgers


If you are just switching to a vegan diet or have been a vegan for years, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on eating burgers! There are many different recipes for vegan burgers. Some people like to make their own burgers from scratch, while others prefer a pre-made mix. There are endless possibilities for ingredients, so you can customize your burger however you like.

Below are some recipes for delicious vegan burgers. They all include a full list of ingredients and instructions on how to prepare them. So whether you’re looking for something simple or something more complex, there’s sure to be a recipe here that will satisfy your cravings.

Sweet Potato Burgers

These vegan sweet potato burgers are easy to make. These are great on the grill, in the oven, or even over a campfire. If you can’t find herbed bread crumbs at your local grocery store, use regular bread crumbs and add 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning.


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced (substitute 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • ½ cup herbed bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large pot, cover sweet potatoes with cold water and bring them to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Mash with olive oil, garlic, onion, thyme leaves, salt, and pepper until smooth yet slightly chunky. Fold in bread crumbs. Form into patties about ½-inch thick. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then flip over and bake another 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately with your favorite burger toppings, or freeze them for later use! Makes six burgers.

Black Bean Burgers

This vegan black bean burger is perfect when you’re looking for a hearty burger but don’t want to eat meat. This recipe is quick and straightforward, with only seven ingredients that most people already have in their kitchen!


  • 1 (15 ounces) can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, mash black beans until no whole beans are left. Then cook your quinoa by adding it to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let cook until the quinoa turns translucent. Then reduce heat till it becomes tender. Then add flaxseed mixture, spices, and oats. Stir together, then add to mashed black beans. Form into patties (it should make about six burgers). Bake for 20 minutes, flipping burgers over halfway through the baking time, or fry in a pan with olive oil. Then serve immediately with your favorite burger toppings.

Baked Vegan Burgers

This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require special ingredients or equipment. These baked vegan burgers are perfect for summer cookouts when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, you can also fry these burgers in a pan with a little bit of olive oil.


  • 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup textured vegetable protein crumbles (or TVP)
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or preferred fat)


Preheat your grill to low heat. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher until all whole beans are broken down, and the mixture becomes pasty. Add textured vegetable protein, onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, cumin, and onion powder. Stir to combine ingredients until well mixed. Using your hand’s form the mixture into patties and press firmly.

Place formed burger on a piece of aluminum foil and top with olive oil (or preferred fat). Cook on grill for 10 minutes or until the bottom is crispy. Flip burgers over and cook for another 10 minutes, basting with remaining olive oil as needed. Serve immediately with your favorite veggies, condiments, and whole-wheat hamburger buns.

Beetroot Vegan Burgers

This healthy vegan beetroot burger recipe is packed with vegetables, plant-based protein, and fiber. So you can enjoy these for lunch and still get on with your day without feeling weighed down.


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 inch piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
  • A handful of fresh coriander, leaves, and stalks roughly chopped
  • 1 medium beetroot, peeled and grated on a box grater
  • 2 tbsp plain flour or rice flour
  • 150g/5oz canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying


Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan. Cook the onion, garlic, ginger, coriander stalks, and leaves for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the grated beetroot and cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes. Add the chickpeas, spices, and flour/rice flour to the pan. Stir until well combined; add a splash of water if you want a smoother consistency.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Leave for 5-10 minutes so it can cool down a bit before forming patties in your hands. Once you form the patties, heat oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes on both sides. Serve with coleslaw, avocado, tomatoes, or your favorite sandwich toppings.

Vegan Tofu Burgers

This vegetarian tofu burger is vegan and gluten-free, and high in protein and fiber. The best part is that it’s effortless to make and tastes delicious.


  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup gluten-free oats or brown rice flour (you can also use bread crumbs if you’re not gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or preferred fat)


Preheat your oven to 350°F. Crumble the tofu with your fingers in a medium bowl and add nutritional yeast, gluten-free oats or brown rice flour, and garlic powder. Stir until well combined. Add the onion and stir until well combined again. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.

Shape the tofu mixture into patties, then place them into the hot skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown outside and heated through inside. Place cooked burgers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put them in the oven for 10 minutes; this will enhance the flavor and crisp the outside of the burger. Serve with your favorite condiments on a lettuce wrap or burger bun.


Vegan burgers are a great way to incorporate more plant-based protein into your diet. They can be made with ingredients you probably already have at home and taste delicious. Pair them with your favorite veggies, condiments, and pieces of bread/buns. If you have never had a vegan burger before or want to try something new, one of the recipes on this is sure to satisfy you!