Okay, so putting walnuts in a burger might seem strange, but the walnuts add a great, hearty flavor and texture that makes these burgers feel super meaty. (It works so well that I use walnuts in my Vegan Meatballs, too!) These burgers also just have a little bit of sautéed, diced mushrooms in it to add the umami flavor that veggie burgers are often missing. If you don’t like mushrooms because of texture issues, I highly recommend trying them diced very finely in this burger—all the earthy flavor with none of the spongey, sliminess that turn-off mushroom-haters.
Favorite toppings: caramelized onions, blue cheese, or any of your classic burger toppings