21 Better Veggie Burgers That’ll Make You A Believer

But the recent rise of the Impossible Burger, a veggie burger engineered by neuroscientists that tastes, feels and “bleeds” like real red meat, has elevated our expectations. Because of that, food bloggers and recipe developers have been pushed to create better recipes for made-from-scratch veggie burger patties.

We’ve picked 21 of our favorites, including one that can be grilled without falling apart (if you’ve ever tried to do this, you’ll know how difficult it can be). They’re made with everything from wild rice to black beans, cauliflower, sweet potatoes and beets. They’re unlikely to taste or look like actual beef the way an Impossible Burger does, but rather they embrace their unique flavors and textures.

In other words, they’re nothing like those old frozen patties.

1 The Ultimate Wild Rice Burgers
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2 Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
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3 Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
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4 Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
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5 Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri
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6 Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers
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7 Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
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8 Thai Veggie Burgers With Peanut Sauce
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9 Black Bean And Quinoa Veggie Burgers
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10 BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers
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11 Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers With Apple Cider Slaw
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12 Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Burgers
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13 Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers With Roasted Garlic Cream
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14 Beet Burgers
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15 Veggie Masala Burgers With Cilantro Chutney Aioli
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Madhuri Sharma
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16 Bean Burgers With Grilled Corn, Pesto + Heirloom Tomatoes
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How Sweet It Is
17 Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
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18 Gluten-Free White Bean Zucchini Burgers
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19 Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
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20 Really Good Veggie Burgers (Vegan and Gluten Free)
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21 Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
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