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4 Incredible Ways to Cook Veggie Burgers for the 9 Days

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The 9 Days will be here before you know it, which means some serious meat cravings are bound to happen.

I always try to prepare myself with some parve meal ideas, but none of them quite hit the spot. That is, until I tried Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burger. They are thick, packed with flavor, and juicy- just what you expect from a burger.

To make them into complete meals your family will devour,  I’ve created 4 unique and delicious ways to cook them. (That’s right, the possibilities for cooking frozen veggie burgers aren’t just limited to your microwave.) I found that Grilled, Suffed With Cheese, Baked, and Panko Coated make these burgers even more irresistible! Not only is each burger cooked in a unique way, but I also added a special homemade component to make them over-the-top special.

So, kick that meat craving with the delicious Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burger recipes below! 


All the flavors you love in a classic grilled burger, vegetarian edition. It’s so good, you might not even miss the real thing.

Make it a meal:

Classic Grilled Perfect Burger

Yields: 2 servings


4 Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burgers

1 tomato, sliced

1/4 red onion, cut into thin rings


Sesame burger buns

Secret Burger Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup ketchup

2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the burgers for eight minutes. Flip and cook for an additional eight minutes.

2. While the burgers are cooking, prepare the sauce. Mix everything together in a bowl and set aside.

3. Optional: toast the bun before assembling.

4. When the burger is cooked, assemble with sauce, tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, and two burgers per sandwich.


If you like your food a little spicy, this one’s for you! Give your burger a little kick with a cheesy filled center, pickled jalapenos, and a really delicious homemade vegetarian chili.

Make it a meal:

Pepper Jack Stuffed Perfect Burger

Yields: 2 servings


2 Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burgers

2 slices pepper jack cheese

1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices

Vegetarian Chili:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 frozen garlic cubes)

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 and 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

3 cans of beans (any combination of black, pinto, cannelloni, or kidney will do)

1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes

1 to 2 cups vegetable stock, depending on how thick you prefer your chili

For Serving:

Corn chips

Plain burger buns


1. Start by making the chili. Sauté the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and green pepper for seven to 10 minutes. Add in the spices and mix well to coat all the vegetables. Add the beans, tomatoes, and broth. Bring the chili to a boil, then simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

2. When the chili is almost ready, prepare the burgers according to package directions. When the burgers are cooked, slice them in half widthwise. Place a piece of pepper jack cheese on the bottom half of the burger then place the top half over it. Bake for a few additional minutes, until the cheese melts.

3. Assemble the burger with the patty, pickled jalapenos, chili, and corn chips to top it off.


This cheese sauce is good on anything from fries to macaroni to….a perfect burger! Its smooth creaminess is a great complement to the patty. I threw in some spring mix for a little freshness, but feel free to use any sort of greens that you like.

Make it a meal:

Cheesy Perfect Burger

Yields: 2 servings

2 Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burgers

Caramelized Onions:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, cut into slices

Cheese Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk (preferably whole milk)

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

For Serving:

Spring mix

Everything bagel or pretzel bun


1. Bake burgers according to package directions.

2. While the burger is baking, heat the olive oil up in a skillet and sauté onions on low heat until caramelized and golden.

3. Next, make the cheese sauce. Melt the butter in a pot and stir in the flour. Mix well until large clumps form. Pour in the milk and cook over medium heat until it begins to thicken. Whisk in the cheese. Keep warm and whisk before serving.

4. Assemble the burgers with spring mix, the patty, cheese sauce, and top it off with the caramelized onions.


A crispy panko coating and crunchy coleslaw adds a great texture to this burger. The secret burger sauce is what takes this sandwich to the next level. It makes a whole squeeze-bottle-full, so keep it in your fridge for whenever you’re craving a burger!

Make it a meal:

Panko-Crusted Perfect Burger

Yields: 2 servings


2 Dr. Praeger’s Perfect Burgers

1 teaspoon neutral oil

1 egg

1/3 cup seasoned panko crumbs

For Serving:

Pickle chips


Secret burger sauce (see classic burger recipe)


1. Heat up oil in a skillet on low heat.

2. Dredge the burger in egg followed by the panko, and cook for eight to 10 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.

3. Assemble the burger with sauce, the panko burger, pickle chips and coleslaw.

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