North America Vegan Recipes

 Veggie Burger-Classic American Veggie Burger Recipe

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Introduction: Craving a delicious, plant-based alternative to the classic American hamburger? Look no further! This homemade veggie burger recipe captures the essence of a traditional burger while delivering a burst of flavors and plant-based proteins. Packed with wholesome ingredients and topped with your favorite fixings, this veggie burger is sure to be a hit among both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Cooking Time: Approximately 45 minutes Yield: 4 veggie burgers


For the Veggie Patties:

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Assembly:

  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup and mustard

Optional Toppings:

  • Avocado slices
  • Vegan cheese slices
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Caramelized onions


  1. Prepare the Veggie Patties: a. In a large mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth, leaving some chunks for texture. b. Add in the cooked quinoa, rolled oats, chopped onion, grated carrot, minced garlic, cumin powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  2. Form Patties: a. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty. The mixture might be a bit sticky, so wet your hands with water to prevent sticking. b. Place the patties on a plate and refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes. Chilling helps the patties firm up and hold their shape during cooking.
  3. Cook the Veggie Patties: a. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. b. Once the oil is hot, add the chilled patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and heated through.
  4. Assemble the Veggie Burgers: a. Slice the whole wheat burger buns in half and lightly toast them if desired. b. On the bottom half of each bun, place a lettuce leaf followed by a veggie patty. c. Top the patties with sliced tomatoes, red onion, and pickles. d. Add ketchup and mustard to taste. e. If using, layer on avocado slices, vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise, and caramelized onions.
  5. Serve: a. Place the top half of the bun over the toppings to complete the burger. b. Serve the classic American veggie burgers hot with a side of sweet potato fries, regular fries, or a fresh salad.


  • Customize the veggie patties by adding chopped bell peppers, corn kernels, or grated zucchini for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free oats and serve the burgers on your favorite gluten-free buns.
  • You can also grill the veggie patties on a barbecue for a smoky flavor.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step; it helps the patties hold their shape during cooking.
  • Experiment with different condiments and toppings to create your perfect veggie burger.

Enjoy the satisfying taste of a classic American veggie burger that’s both nutritious and delicious!

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