A far cry from the standard grilled-mushroom-cap-as-burger, these ultra-savory portobello patties get a further umami boost from garlic and steak sauce‐a perfect match for a flavorful topping of melted blue cheese and tangy caramelized red onions. Helen Rosner
Whether we’re at a restaurant or a weekend barbecue, it always breaks our hearts just a little to get a veggie burger that’s little more than a dry, beige puck. There’s absolutely no reason the vegetarian option can’t be as flavorful, savory, and robust as its carnivorous counterpart — if not even more of a gastronomic delight. These four veggie burgers are worthy occupants of any bun — no faux-meat here, just fantastically delicious combinations of beans, vegetables, legumes, and grains.