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Don't Eat Another Bad Veggie Burger, Upgrade It (PHOTOS)

Don't eat another bad veggie burger.

We've eaten many bad veggie burgers in our lives -- enough to put a blemish on the reputation of vegetarian food as a whole. They're either way too dry, which no burger should ever be, or they fall apart as you try to eat them, which is incredibly frustrating. Or they're just bland, which is just a waste of our time in general.

In theory, veggie burgers should be great. They're made with good-for-you grains, legumes and vegetables, and give you the burger experience without all the fat. But unfortunately, too often they fall short. To make sure you never suffer through a bad burger again, we've got nine tricks for you to instantly upgrade your next veggie burger. Whether you top it with grilled cheese or you adorn it with roasted garlic cream, your veggie burgers will never disappoint again.

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Avocado Basil Cream
How Sweet It Is
Avocado is always a good idea when it comes to burgers. And you can't ever go wrong with basil. Put those two together and they're unstoppable.

Get the Avocado Basil Cream recipe by How Sweet It Is
Grilled Haloumi
Carolyn Cope/Food52
If you don't know grilled haloumi cheese, you should. Not only will it make your veggie burger 10 times better, but it will improve your life overall.

Get the Quinoa, Fava Bean, and Chard Veggie Burgers with Grilled Haloumi recipe by Carolyn Cope via Food52
Buffalo Sauce
How Sweet It Is
Just because you don't eat chicken wings doesn't mean you should miss out on buffalo sauce.

Get the Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders recipe by How Sweet It Is
Cilantro Chutney Aioli
Madhuri Sharma/Food52
Chutney is a revelation when it comes to veggie burgers.

Get the Veggie Masala Burgers with Cilantro Chutney Aioli recipe by Madhuri Sharma via Food52
Pineapple & Jerk Seasoning
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Strange, we know. But try it.

Get the Pineapple Jerk Burgers recipe by Healthy. Happy. Life.
Crispy Quinoa Onion Rings
Michelle - The French Connection/Food52
Onion rings with your burger are good. But onion rings ON your burger are even better.

Get the Crispy Quinoa Onion Rings recipe by Michelle via Food52
Roasted Garlic Cream
How Sweet It Is
Roasted garlic is a game changer.

Get the Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream recipe by How Sweet It Is
Cole Slaw
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Never has cole slaw been put to better use.

Get the Black Bean Fiesta Burgers recipe by Healthy. Happy. Life.
Add Some Spice
Beard & Bonnet
Bam. You just went form a boring veggie burger to one with a little kick.

Get the Savory White Bean Burger with Jalapenos recipe by Beard & Bonnet
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