Crunchy, chewy, with a crispy outer shell, these delicious veggie
burgers have all the right elements we love in a veggie burger.
Light on the beans, these burgers aren’t mushy in the middle, but
have a nice mixture of breadcrumbs, chopped almonds, sunflower
seeds, and seasonings to round them out.
Best of all, they work
great in the oven, frying pan, or even on the BBQ. They can also be
made gluten-free by using gluten-free oats, Tamari, and breadcrumbs.
Don’t have breadcrumbs? Just process a few slices of bread in the
food processor for instant breadcrumbs.
Yield: 8 burgers
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
eggs: 2.5 tbsp ground flax + 1/2 cup warm water, mixed in bowl
cup oats, processed into flour* (other flours might work)
cups bread crumbs (I processed 3 pieces of Ezekiel bread until fine
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed
and roughly pureed or mashed
Heaping 1/4 cup finely chopped
parsley (or fresh herb of choice)
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
(toasted if preferred)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, (toasted if
1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Tamari (soy
1.5 tsp chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
Fine grain sea salt and black pepper, to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp
salt or a bit more)
1. Preheat oven to 350F (if baking). In a large skillet, sauté
onions and garlic in 1/2 tbsp oil. Mix your flax egg together in a
small bowl and set aside for at least 10 mins while you prepare the
rest of the ingredients.
2. Place all ingredients (except spices and salt) into a large
mixing bowl and stir very well. Now, add seasonings and salt to
3. With slightly wet hands, shape dough into patties. Pack dough
tightly as this will help it stick together. I made 8 medium
4. Cooking methods: You can fry the burgers in a bit of oil on a
skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. If baking
in the oven, bake for 25-30 mins (15-17 minutes on each side) at
350F, until golden and crisp. For the BBQ, pre-bake the burgers for
about 15 minutes in oven before placing on a pre-heated grill until
golden and crisp on each side. Our preferred method of cooking was
frying in the skillet!!
GF Note: To make these burgers gluten-free, use certified GF
oats, GF Tamari, and gluten-free breadcrumbs.
Your question and comments are welcome