Vegan Oatmeal & Bean Burgers

Where in the world have I been you say? Well, I've been in the depths of frozen tundra winter hell. It's that time of year that always pulls me down, down, down. However, this year hasn't been as bad as others simply because I've been way too busy for that nonsense.
I've been eating almost exclusively vegetarian lately. I do have some chicken here and there and I love me some fish, but red meat is out.

I made these "burgers" that are completely meat-free, and was eating one in the lunchroom at work. Several coworkers gave it a try (all meat-eaters) and said it was good and tasted like a real burger. The ultimate test I say!

I love these and have been eating a lot of them lately. They make a huge batch, so plan on freezing them if you aren't going to eat them up right away.

Vegan Oatmeal and Bean Burgers
4 c. water (add 1/2-3/4 c.lite soy sauce to water)
1/2 c. lite soy sauce
4 c. quick-cooking oats
2 T. flax meal
1 c. bulghar, cooked
3/4 c. cooked black beans
1 c. chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc.)
1/4 c. minced onion
1 T. minced garlic
1 t. italian seasoning
1 t. garlic salt
dash of salt and pepper

1. Bring water and soy to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the oats until blended. Add all of the rest of the ingrediens and stir well.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Use a round cookie cutter and place it on the sheet. Fill with the batter and level the top with a spoon. Carefully lift the cutter to leave a formed "burger" on the baking sheet. Repeat this until batter is used up. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until the burgers are darkened and firm in the middle. Flip over half-way through baking. These can also be fried in a sprayed pan.



debio said...

The walnuts in this were fantastic! THANKS for the yummos!!! It was so so good.

Anna said...

Hi Tanya, I need to try these. They sound good! B's been gone for a couple days so, I always eat vegetarian when he's gone. Actually, we've cut way back on meat and use mainly chicken and fish.