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17 Vegan Burger Recipes That’ll Make You Drool

These vegan burger recipes are so good, they might become your new BBQ faves. After just one bite, I bet you’ll forget all about the beef and cheese.

If you’re worried that these will lack flavor and substance without the meat, let me tell you – these burgers are fantastic!

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In fact, I would even say that some of these vegan burger recipes are better than traditional burgers!

If you live a vegan lifestyle, you’ll love them all. And if you’re just curious about meatless meals, this is a great place to start.

These burgers are hearty and so jam-packed with flavor that even hardcore meat lovers will reach for seconds. 

The Best Ever Black Bean Burgers and More!

1. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

For a vegan burger with perfect texture, black bean burgers are the way to go. They don’t taste precisely like ground beef, but their texture is spot-on.

They’re thick and juicy – not mushy or too dry. So, if texture is your thing, these will be entirely satisfying.

They taste great, too, just not like a meat-based burger. 

They have a cleaner, fresher taste that’s herby and a little earthy. Plus, there’s just a hint of zestiness from the lime and cilantro. 

Black bean burgers are pretty standard vegan burgers, and you’ll find them all over. That’s because they’re an excellent all-around meat substitute. 

Make them from scratch, or grab some from Trader Joe’s.

Either way, once you load them up with your favorite vegan burger toppings, you’re sure to enjoy them.

2. Totally Vegan Cheeseburger

Speaking of Trader Joe’s: you have to try their quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burger with black beans and roasted corn!

If you want dinner that’s quick, easy, and insanely delicious, those are the patties to buy.

I also like MorningStar Farms because they’re a little spicy.

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If you can’t find either of those, I’m sure any ready-made black bean patties will do the trick.

Just be sure to add plenty of vegan cheese in the toasted bun and lots of rainbow veggies.

With this simple recipe, you’ll have vegan cheeseburgers in less than 15 minutes! 

3. Triple-Bean Veggie Burgers

I’m not sure if it’s the heartiness of the beans or all the great spices, but whatever the reason, these almost taste meat-like to me. 

The recipe’s author claims that “you’ll never miss the meat,” and she’s right. These are some of the meatiest non-meat patties you’ll ever try.

Their texture is excellent, and their flavor is phenomenal. In fact, there’s not much about these not to like.

Top them with your favorite vegan cheese and condiments, and you’ll think you’re eating “the real thing.”

4. Mushroom Burger

Mushrooms are often used in vegan cooking because their so meaty, and these burgers are no exception.

Besides the oats, the patty almost looks like a real burger. Plus, the taste is out of this world. 

As you know, mushrooms take on the flavor of things around them. With these burgers, that means a ton of delightful seasonings. 

Additionally, I love the way these crisp up. Somehow, they don’t dry out; they stay exceptionally juicy.

However, the outside gets delightfully crispy around the edges. 

That way, you get that super satisfying burger crunch when you bite into it. Once you top it with fresh veggies, it’s hard to know you’re still eating vegan.

5. Vegan Sweet Potato Burgers

These remind me less of burgers and more of McDonald’s spicy chicken sandwiches.

They have the same crunchy exterior and spicy flavor, and the vegan mayo and avocado taste so fantastic together.

They give the burgers a cool creaminess that helps offset the spice.

They’re a bit high in calories and carbs, but it’s okay to treat yourself now and then, right?

6. Spinach and White Bean Burgers

You’ll love everything about this fresh, vitamin-packed burger recipe.

It has a clean, well-seasoned flavor and a wonderful texture. Furthermore, it’s juicy and not too dry or mushy.

Most importantly, it’s delicious.

It’s 100% tasty, from the Sriracha mayo right down to the slice of avocado.

Finally, you can have them ready in just 20 minutes, and that’s always a plus.

7. Vegan Big Mac

“Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun”… 

Well, almost. 

This is the vegan version of that, and it’s nearly perfect. It looks just like a Big Mac, and the texture is on point, too. 

As for taste, it’s almost there.

It’s not as greasy as a true Big Mac, and there’s a freshness to these patties that Big Macs don’t have.

Still, if you’re a vegan craving a Big Mac, this one is hard to beat.

8. Vegan Impossible Whopper

Now, this smoky burger tastes exactly like Burger King’s Impossible Whopper.

But, of course, both are vegan, so it’s not as hard to match the flavor.

Still, if you want that smoky, char-broiled Burger King flavor, give this recipe a try.

Just be sure to add the freshest veggies and toast your buns first.

9. Vegan Mexican Burger

These burgers are a bit drier than I like, but you can’t beat them for flavor. 

You’ll use more than ten ingredients just for the patty alone! Then, the spicy mayo and toppings add even more deliciousness. 

It truly doesn’t get much more delectable than these burgers. They’re smoky, spicy, and have a ton of vegan South of the Border flavor. 

I suggest you go a little heavier on the spicy mayo, and choose the juiciest tomatoes you can. That’ll ensure your burger doesn’t get too dry. 

10. Vegan Curried Chickpea Burger

These spicy burgers are crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. They take 35 minutes to prepare and cook and are incredibly filling. 

They have a robust, flavorful taste and an appetizing appearance.

Best of all, they’ll keep you full for hours. With 18 grams of protein in each patty, it’s not hard to see why.

11. Copycat In-N-Out Vegan Burger

Forget Mcdonald’s, Burger King, and Shake Shack. This In-N-Out recipe is all you need, and that’s all down to the vegan spread.

Use whatever vegan burger patty you like best, be it black bean or chickpea. It’s the spread you need to whip up. 

If you get it right – and with this recipe, you will – you’ll have a spot-on In-N-Out burger.

So what makes the spread so good? 

It’s savory and tangy with just a hint of underlying sweetness. It’s what makes an In-N-Out burger special.

And you can easily replicate it using this recipe. 

Make double, grab some vegan cheddar, and whip up a side of vegan Animal Style Fries to make this a real West Coast party!

12. Vegan Lentil Burger

I’m not sure what I like most about this lentil burger.

I’m torn between the sweet and spicy mustard sauce and the roasted onions. However, the thick, flavorful patty isn’t bad either. 

Who am I kidding? Everything about this juicy vegan burger is incredible. And I have no doubt you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do. 

13. Vegan Quinoa Burger

Vegan quinoa burgers are high in protein and fiber but low in fat. They’re also wonderfully flavorful. 

You’ll fill them with garlic, smoked paprika, oregano, onion powder, and so much more.

There’s not a single bite of this burger that doesn’t pack a powerhouse of flavor.

Best of all, you can make four patties in just 20 minutes.

Dinner for the whole family in under half an hour? Yes, please! 

14. Grilled Vegan Tofu Burger

If you’re planning on grilling your burgers, tofu is the way to go.

Once you press out the excess liquid, it’s great for soaking up a marinade, and it cooks well on a grill. 

These thick, juicy patties may not look like the real thing, but they taste incredible.

And the smoky, herby marinade is insanely good

Vegan or not, you’ll want to use it on all your burgers. 

15. Vegan Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers

Here’s another super crispy sweet potato vegan burger recipe. This one is smoky and tastes like barbecued burgers straight off the grill. 

If you’re a big fan of tomatoes, you’ll love them.

And if you want to put the tomatoey barbecue sauce on other things, go right ahead!

It makes an excellent all-occasion vegan BBQ sauce.

16. Vegan Bean and Oats Burger

If you’re in the mood for a veggie-packed patty, give this recipe a try.

These babies have all kinds of great stuff in them, from carrots and onions to beans, oats, and more. 

They have a nice, thick texture and somewhat of a kick. They’re also gluten-free – with the proper buns, of course. 

And even though they don’t contain meat, each patty has 12 grams of protein, making them filling, nutritious, and delicious. 

17. Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Burger

I cheated a little on this one, but it’s so yummy I just had to share.

It’s less of a burger and more of a BBQ sandwich. Still, it’s my all-time favorite vegan dinner, and it’s crazy easy to whip up.

You’re really missing out if you’ve never used jackfruit as a meat substitute before.

Jackfruit has a mild, unassuming taste, and like mushrooms, it soaks up the flavors of everything around it. 

Its strange consistency and texture also mirror pulled pork flawlessly.

So much so that if you don’t tell people, they’ll never even realize they’re eating a plant.

Seriously, it’s that good. So what are you waiting for?! Go try it! 

17 Vegan Burgers That’ll Make You Drool

These vegan burger recipes are so good, they might become your new BBQ faves. One bite, and I bet you’ll forget all about the beef and cheese.


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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