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Very Veggie Burgers

A veggie burger recipe that’s sure to please even the meat-eaters! Make an extra batch and freeze for a convenient dinner later.

Very Veggie Burgers

Very Veggie Burgers

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup (plus ½ cup) diced sweet onions, divided
  • 1 (16 oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered, seeded
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 4 whole wheat buns


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat; add mushrooms and 1 cup onions, and cook 30 minutes, or until caramelized.
  3. Mash beans with fork in mixing bowl.
  4. Finely chop peppers, garlic and remaining ½ cup onion in food processor. Mix into mashed beans.
  5. Mix egg, salt, chili sauce and bread crumbs into bean mixture until mixture binds together. Add more crumbs, if needed. Form into 4 patties.
  6. Bake patties on baking sheet 8 minutes per side, or until firm.
  7. Assemble buns with cooked patty, onions and mushrooms.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 564Cholesterol: 62mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 96.22gFiber: 17.34gProtein: 23.92g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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