Vegetarian Burgers Recipe
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Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

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These do not taste like hamburgers, but they are so good! I made them for my family many years ago when I first became a vegetarian. At that time there were no prepared veggie burgers on the market. --Julie Ferron
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 hamburger buns, optional
  • Lettuce and tomato slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place sunflower kernels in a food processor; cover and process until ground. Remove and set aside. Place beans in food processor; cover and process until ground. In a large bowl, combine the sunflower kernels, beans, carrots, onion, flour and oil. Shape 1/2 cupfuls into patties.
  2. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the patties over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Vegetarian Burgers in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p77

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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SilverMaple User ID: 5359899 106964
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"Yuck... these really weren't good at all, and had a strange texture. I think I'll be sticking with black bean burgers."

pagunning User ID: 2507267 68978
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"The taste was good, but the mixture turned out dry...had difficult keeping together when cooking. Will try again but make a few changes to try and make a moister mixture. Any suggestions from cooks out there?"

sirabi User ID: 413828 78296
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"i thought they were fairly good, will change just a few things. will make again..."

flexible_cooking User ID: 1903207 68976
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2008

"Tastes OK, texture is not good, does not taste like you would expect a veggie burger to taste. Will not make this recipe again."

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