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Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Vegetarian Burgers

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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."

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?"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

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

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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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