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It was just a coincidence that I had decided to broaden my repertory of vegetarian burgers for this week’s column and was busily testing recipes on the same day that a new Harvard School of Public Health study linking red meat consumption and early death was released. Then there was the news about pink slime in ground beef used in school lunches. The timing couldn’t have been better.
Martha Rose Shulman
These can be put together and shaped up to 3 days before browning. They can also be cooked ahead and reheated in a low oven or in a pan on the stove. Keep them well wrapped in the refrigerator.
Beet, Rice and Goat Cheese Burgers
You can make these up to 3 days ahead, either through Step 3 or 4, and keep in the refrigerator. They can also be cooked ahead and reheated in a low oven or in a pan on top of the stove.
Quinoa and Vegetable Burgers With Asian Flavors
This vibrant burger is made with both cooked and uncooked vegetables. The egg is optional; if you don’t use it, be careful when flipping the patty so that it doesn’t fall apart.
Curried Lentil, Rice and Carrot Burgers
The turmeric offers bonus antioxidant health benefits, but even without it, they’re in abundance in this recipe, with all the carrots and ginger.
Mushroom and Grain Cheeseburgers
Barley is a traditional hearty partner for mushrooms, but brown rice is just as tasty in this burger.