7 Great Veggie Burgers You Can Make at Home

If you're not wild about the taste of commercial veggie burgers, or would prefer to avoid the heavily processed soy that's often their main ingredient, there's good news: It's pretty simple to make your own using whole foods like beans, grains, and nuts—and the seasoning options are almost endless. Try these seven recipes loved by users of Chowhound's Vegetarian and Vegan discussion board:

1. The "amazing" vegetable-heavy vegan burgers from Serious Eats are "a little involved, but totally worth it." –CulinaryColleen

2. These Indian-spiced red lentil burgers are seasoned with plenty of cumin, garam masala, onion, and cilantro. Serve them with naan with a dollop of yogurt. –jules127

3. Vegan cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz's beet burgers, which are bulked up with brown rice and lentils, freeze very well. –ljamunds

4. This black bean–based recipe also has beets. It's even better with chipotle chile added. –MplsM ary

5. Almonds and sunflower seeds join the Southwestern flavors of chili powder, cumin, and oregano in this recipe. –Jetgirly

6. Black beans and cornmeal are the base for Chloe Coscarelli's Mexicali sliders. –noya

7. Mark Bittman's nut burger recipe is a flexible set of guidelines that makes it easy to play with different flavor combinations. –GilaB

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