I would really appreciate a few tried and tested veggie burger recipes. I have a vegetarian friend visiting and it would be nice to have beef burgers for the kids and veggie ones for her and myself (I love a really good veg burger.)
I used to cobble together ones with black beans way back when I was avoiding meat, but while they tasted good, they tended to fall apart and didn't have that slightly resistant texture I associate with a good burger. There is chain in Munich that is really popular for its regular burgers (thin, grey, flavorless) but their veggie ones are fantastic and they're made of vegetables, not weird protein compounds. So I know it is possible.
A general approach would be helpful. Eggs to bind? Or something else? What about breadcrumbs? Vegetables vs. beans vs. tofu vs. weird mince substitutes (ugh.)?