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Taste Test: Best Veggie Burgers

Veggie burgers make for a quick and healthy meal. But which ones taste best?

Indian Blue Burger

Here's a sample veggie burger recipe for you to try at home:

Ingredients:

2 Vegetable Masala Burgers (available at Trader Joe's in the frozen food section)

2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

2 100% whole-wheat or whole-grain buns or rolls

2 tablespoons chopped or sliced red onion (or sweet onion)

6 thin slices tomato

4 small Romaine lettuce leaves

Preparation:

  1. Heat medium nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add burgers (these don't need any oil or cooking spray) to hot pan. Cook about 3 minutes per side, or until nicely brown and thoroughly heated.
  2. Turn off the heat. Spread a tablespoon of blue cheese evenly over each burger, then cover pan and let rest for a few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the buns, if you desire, or coat cut sides with canola cooking spray and lightly brown on a nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Place the cheese-topped burgers on the bottom portion of the buns. Top that with onions, tomato slices, lettuce, and the top of the buns. 

Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 veggie burger sandwich + 1 ounce low-fat cheese.

Nutrition Information Per serving: 331 calories, 11 g protein, 47 g carbohydrate, 13 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 6 g fiber, 830 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35%

Recipes provided by Elaine Magee; © 2008 Elaine Magee

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.

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Reviewed on February 13, 2008

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