Happy National Burger Month to you and yours! Seems like a strange greeting to hear from the authors of two vegetarian cookbooks, right?

Here at The Chubby Vegetarian, we think veggie burgers are burgers, too. That’s right, we said it! Veggie burgers sometimes seem to get a bad rap and, okay, a lot of times, it’s for a good reason.

The truth is that there are way too many over-processed, mushy, or otherwise unappealing versions of veggie burgers out there. Our aim here is to change that perception. To do that, we knew we had to simplify our go-to recipe, and in turn, make a burger that shines with flavor, has a great texture, won’t completely fall apart, and will appeal to just about everyone who’s willing to give it a try. This burger is vegan, gluten-free, and has only two main ingredients: mushrooms and rolled oats. It sounds strange, but we’ve been inching our way toward this recipe for more than a decade. In the past, we could make good veggie burgers that were complicated to make or simple burgers that were a stretch for some (Here’s looking at you, sweet potato burger !).

This recipe ticks all the boxes and passes the ultimate test: the Amy test. She may not always stick to eating just veggie burgers, but this one, she actually loves and even requests.

The World’s Best Veggie Burger


Serves 8