I LOVE LOVE LOVE eating burgers, but I don't really like to eat veggie meat. I mean, don't get me wrong it's delicious, but there are too many ingredients. It's too expensive. It has too many preservatives and weird additives. Well, the good news is that these little burgers are super cheap to make and all the ingredients are recognizable. They are high in nutrition, fiber, they are delicious, they freeze well, and are perfect for when you run out of time and need a quick meal! Just pop one or two into the toaster and they are hot and ready to go in no time.
Recipe adopted from: Seven Secrets Cookbook
- 2 c water
- 1/4 c braggs liquid aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
- 3 tbsp walnuts (or other nut meal or 2 tbsp olive oil)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 tbsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/3 c onion, chopped
- 1/3 c celery, chopped
- 1 1/4 c beans (pre-cooked or from a can)
- 2 1/2 c old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2-3/4 c quick oats
- Wash and chop onion and celery into tiny pieces.
- In a food processor, blender, or coffee grinder blend walnuts into a meal (don’t over blend or it will turn into walnut butter.
- In a large pot bring to boil water, liquid aminos, walnut meal (or olive oil), honey, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, and onion and celery pieces.
- When the water and spices are boiling add beans and 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
- After 5 minutes add the quick oats 1/4 cup at a time and stir until all the extra liquid has been absorbed. Remove from burner and let cool for a few minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly spray two large cookie sheets with oil (or use a silpat).
- Find a lid that is slightly bigger than the size of your bread or bun.
- Cover the lid in plastic wrap (I like to use a canning jar lid because there are 2 pieces so you won’t need the plastic wrap). This will make it easier to remove the burger after each use.
- Place a good amount of burger dough into the lid and pack it in (if dough is still too hot then use a spoon or spatula).
- Remove dough from lid and finish shaping into burgers.
- Bake for 60 minutes flipping burgers half way (burgers will become a dark brown).
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer. To reheat, just pop a few burgers in the toaster to make them warm and crispy. Enjoy!