“Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.”
I love burgers y’all. I grew up with my grandparents in Texas and burgers were a huge part of my childhood. My grandfather actually makes the world’s best burgers. He makes them so simple, these thin patties, crispy lettuce, fresh buns, sliced never-refrigerated tomatoes, and a slice of cheddar cheese.
Oh and we had this little burger joint called Cliff’s off Westheimer, that my grandpa would take us if we helped him wash his airplane. We got the short parts, he got the tall parts. When Cliff’s closed, we switched to Fuddruckers.
Some weeks, he would take us out for 100 dollar hamburgers in his airplane. 100 dollar hamburgers are actually airport burgers, but you spent 90 dollars on the av-gas to get to the new airport burger joint. It was honestly just an excuse for a quick airplane trip to somewhere fun. Pilots are crazy.
My grandfather and I went on this crazy trip in his little airplane once to California. We hiked through Mesa Verde, saw an impersonator show in Vegas, almost lost my camera in volcano, drove a Corvette, and tried In-and-Out burgers.
But I can’t leave my Baca out, my grandmother was the smartest lady ever. When she didn’t want to cook, we totally got Whata-burgers. Texans love Whata-Burger and spicy ketchup!
So burgers to me are memories. Adorable Grandparent Memories.
Now that I’m a mom, I want to share these yummy memories with my kids. But our memories are different. Our memories are plant based. For years, I just bought veggie burgers from the frozen section at Whole Foods. I actually still do this for a quick meal. But Veggie Burgers are so easy to make! You literally drop whatever vegetables you have in the food processor or blender, form into patties and grill. You can use fresh veggies, left-over veggies, whole grains, frozen vegetables, or canned and jarred vegetables (LOOK FOR BPA FREE CANS please).
For you meat eaters out there, I’ve shared Matt’s favorite burger recipe too.
This is a round up of my favorite veggie burgers from Pinterest.
Green Veggie Burger by Elephantastic Vegan
Portobello Mushroom with Roasted Pumpkin Burgers by The Petite Cook
Vegan Japanese Burger by Rhian’s Recipes
Vegan Sloppy Joes by Minimalistic Baker
Sriracha Veggie Burger by V Nutrition and Wellness
Kidney Bean and Kale BBQ Burger by Veggie Inspired Journey
Black Bean Veggie Burger by The Naughty Nutritionists
Vegan Pumpkin Burger by Vegan Heaven
Vegan Sweet Potato Garbanzo Bean Burgers by Honey and Birch
Portobello Burger by Green Healthy Cooking
Vegan Beet Burgers by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
The Best Spicy Vegan Tex-Mex Burgers by Vegan Sandra
Vegan Buffalo Burger by Contentedness Cooking
Kohlrabi Schnitzel Burger by Elphantastic Vegan
Red Wine Portobello Burger by Veganosity
Healthy Eggplant Burger by Vegan Family Recipes
Bean and Zucchini Cutlets by Vegan Sandra
Smoked Apple Veggie Burger by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Vegan Walnut Flax Burger by Seven Roses
30-Minute Quinoa Burger by Green Healthy Cooking
Do you like veggie burgers? What is your favorite plant based burger recipe?