There is nothing in this world more American than a burger. They’re fast, convenient and can be cooked over an open flame. But if you’re a vegetarian or have vegetarian guests coming to your Fourth of July cookout, you may be stumped about what to serve instead of the classic beef burger. But not to worry. There’s a bean burger recipe for everyone:


White Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers

Sweet potatoes in a burger? Yup. Trust us, the steamed, mashed sweet potato in these burger patties add an unbelievable creaminess and fluffiness to your burgers, and just a little bit of sweetness. Couple that with rich white beans and a hint of chili powder, and you have a burger that’s unusual and satisfying. Try pairing this one with a light green salad with an acidic dressing to cut the sweetness of the burger.


Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers with Tomato Salsa

These spicy pinto bean burgers will stick to your ribs. The fresh jalapeno gives a fresh kick, while the layers of Mexican spices like coriander and cumin give a surprising depth of flavor. Add a fresh and bright tomato salsa bursting with cilantro and ripe cherry tomatoes and you’ve got a filling dish that’ll please vegetarians and omnivores alike.


Parmesan Lemon White Bean Burgers

This Italian-inspired burger patty is a bit more subtle than the other recipes we’ve featured here, but no less delicious. This recipe really lets the white beans shine. They’re mashed simply with a bit of Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and thyme. Serve it up on whole-wheat bread with a deliciously ripe tomato for a burger that screams summertime.


However you choose to celebrate, happy Fourth of July!

Bring the Celebration home with Randall Great Northern Beans this 4th of July