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Load up your buns in meat-free style with our best-ever vegetarian burger recipes. Meat-eaters will be green with envy!

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Make veggie burgers the highlight of your barbecue with these utterly delicious, original recipes. Our burgers are full of spices, seasonal veg, sauces and relishes and will make even the most staunch meat-eater's mouth water. The best thing about vegetarian burgers is they're versatile, easy to make and often use storecupboard ingredients. So, don't settle for a cardboard-like meat substitute and pick one of our vibrant veggie options instead.

Find more vegetarian barbecue inspiration with our vegetarian barbeque recipes. Meat-free can be just as full of colour and flavour, don’t believe us? Check out our barbeque side recipes and vegetarian side recipes. Don’t want to waste a thing? Use up your leftovers and storecupboard items with our leftover recipes and summer storecupboard recipes.

1) Pulled BBQ aubergine & black bean burgers

3 burgers on a plate topped with red onion

These delicious pulled BBQ aubergine & black bean burgers can be prepared in only 15 minutes. They have all the comforting textures of meat while being completely vegan! They’re a brilliant alternative to the classic burger as they’re low in calories and fat but high in fibre.

2) Chickpea & coriander burgers

Chickpea burgers on a board with onion and sauce

These healthy, falafel-inspired chickpea & coriander burgers are an easy storecupboard supper. Whizz everything together in your food processor then top with punchy red onion and chilli sauce for a hearty veggie main.

3) Halloumi aubergine burgers

Bun topped with halloumi & aubergine

Who can resist crispy fried cheese? Stack up halloumi, grilled aubergine and harissa relish for a Middle-Eastern twist on the classic veggie burger. Another cheesy classic you can plate up in 20 minutes flat!

4) Miso mushroom & halloumi burgers

Bun topped with halloumi, peppers, onion, mushroom and salad

These miso mushroom & halloumi burgers are crying out for a place on your barbecue table. Elevate mushrooms with miso butter to enhance their umami flavour, then stack them with halloumi for a satisfying veggie burger at your next barbecue.

5) Beetroot burger

Beetroot burger topped with cheese and greens on sesame bun

Bring on the beets! Put some purple on your plate with these beetroot burgers. This eye-catching creation will go down a storm with meat-eaters and vegans alike. Top with your favourite veggies, vegan or regular cheese, plus chilli jam, then do your best to eat it without dripping everywhere!

6) Garlic & mushroom burgers

Cheese covered mushroom in burger bun with tomato, salad and red onion

A chunky Portobello mushroom with a slab of melty gruyere cheese makes a filling veggie barbie main. This ultra-quick grilled masterpiece goes well with crunchy ciabatta and a generous helping of garlic butter. If you're a fan of big umami flavours, this is the one for you.

7) Smoked tofu vegan burger

Sesame burger bun with tofu and coleslaw

Pack a flavour punch with this vegan sweet potato, cashew and tofu burger. It takes a little effort, with 35 minutes of prep time, but it’s all worth it. Top your patty with a delicious homemade slaw, and enjoy!

8) Green burgers

Green patty's in burger buns with tomatoes and ketchup

Pile cheese and spinach into our simple, family-friendly green burgers. These verdant veggie beauties can be made ahead and frozen to save time on the big day.

9) Ultimate veggie burger with pickled carrot slaw

Veggie burger in a bun with salad and carrot coleslaw

This low-fat veggie burger made with sweet potato, quinoa, and mushrooms is a much-needed change from the standard (dry) vegetarian bean burger. It takes only 35 minutes from start to finish and will have people going in for seconds, and if they can manage, thirds!

10) Easy vegan burger

Spiced polenta burgers on a bun with chilli jam and salad

Make these healthy vegan burgers with polenta spiced with cumin, chilli and coriander. They’re low in calories and salt. Cook in the oven or on the barbecue and serve with a plant-based salsa. This recipe makes 10 patties which can be frozen for an easy lunch or dinner.

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