All the Best Veggie Burger Recipes for Your Summer Cookout

It's burger season, baby.

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Summer is around the corner (hello, Memorial Day Weekend, how did you get here so fast?) and that means burger season is here. No classic cookout is complete without a perfect veggie burger, so we’re pulling out some great burger recipes from the Vegetarian Times archives and around the web to get you started.  Whether you prefer store-bought or DIY patties, there’s a perfect veggie burger waiting for you.

Chicago Diner Burgers – Vegetarian Times  These burgers take inspiration from retro diner county favorites in the Windy City.

Tempeh-Mushroom Burgers – Vegetarian Times The secret ingredient in this burger is grated beet, which adds juiciness.

Vegan “Big Mac” – Food Flaneur Dietitian and food writer Reena of Food Flaneur believes “junk food does not have to be unhealthy.” She demonstrates that here with a tempeh take on the Big Mac.

Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers – Vegetarian Times We use Textured Vegetable Protein to make this GF burg; dried seaweed brings depth of flavor – and extra iron – to the party.

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Homemade Grilled Veggie Burgers – Vegetarian Times This recipe from Chef Tony Matassa is a rich, satisfying classic sure to please a crowd. (Note: Contains cheese.)

Beyond Meat Smashburger – Baking Steel Smashburgers are all over Instagram, with their signature thin patties and delicate, crispy lacing. Here’s how to make an easy veg version using Beyond Meat.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers – Vegetarian Times The “secret sauce” to these meaty, backyard cookout all-stars? A marinade of Syrah wine.

The Best Veggie Burger – Love and Lemons One of our favorite food blogs developed this classic, delicious veggie burger that stands up well to grilling outside.

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