veggie burgers & green fries: walnut oatmeal burgers

Last week I wanted burgers but I also wanted to use up stuff we had around our kitchen, so that meant no going to the grocery store for new items. I had to use what was around the house. Luckily I stumbled across this veggie burger recipe over at My Food Geek and with claims that this was the best veggie burger ever, I was definitely intrigued. The recipe originally comes from The New Laurel’s Kitchen: A Handbook for Vegetarian Cookery and Nutrition and while it seems strange to add broth to the cooking burgers, it works! The burgers are delicious and hearty and I might just have to second these as the best veggie burgers ever. We ate them on toasted hamburger buns spread with a dollop of homemade chipotle mayo, some organic ketchup, a slice of melted cheddar cheese and a few slices of cucumber. Delcious! We didn’t server these with fries, but we ate them with my favorite lemony green beans which have bite, contain the perfect amount of salt and are the perfect summer substitute for hot and greasy fries.

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35 comments to “veggie burgers & green fries: walnut oatmeal burgers”

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    S.   July 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    This looks SO GOOD! I really want to just sit down to that plate. Veggie burgers are the best! I’m always on the lookout for great vegetarian cookbooks too, so thanks for the reference.

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    eviedee   July 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    This looks so awesome! I love how you subbed the green beans for fries. I have been meaning to give them a try since the last time that you posted.

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    robina   July 12, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    these look great! i have been on the lookout for some new veggie burgers too since a friend is coming over to grill this weekend…

    do you think there’d be any way to add some lentils for some extra protein? or would that throw off the texture too much?

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    eatme_delicious   July 13, 2007 at 1:31 am

    i must try making these if they are given the title best ever! i’ve only tried making veggie burgers once, and they were more like little patties that fell apart very easily (but were also very tasty!) they were the mushroom pecan burgers (i think that’s what they’re called) in the rebar cookbook. your beans look yummy too. :)

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    Patricia Scarpin   July 13, 2007 at 5:55 am

    It looks delicious!
    I would never have guessed they are not made of beef or chicken.

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    kickpleat   July 13, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    stefanie, these really are great! give ‘em a try.

    eviedee, really those green beans i can eat all the time! so yummy!

    robina, i have no idea how added lentils would be. i’d say go ahead but you may need to add another egg to help bind! let me know how it turns out.

    eatme_delicious, rebar has the best recipes! i’ll have to try that one out.

    patricia, even my husband who is a bit skeptical loved them.

    aria, these were great :)

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    Joanne   July 13, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    I’m here! I’m here! I definitely have to make these veggie burgers! I’ve been eating veggie burgers for the past 2 months almost 3 times a week. I’m getting a bit tired of the same ol’ store bought frozen burgers and I think this recipe would be a great opportunity to try something new and kick it up a notch.

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    aria   July 13, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    awesome recipe, i bet they worer delicious! i love veggie burgers too :)

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    lili   July 14, 2007 at 9:00 am

    i can’t wait to try beans this way! as for the burgers, i’m completely in love with the potential … could you suggest a way to make them vegan – what could i use instead of eggs to bind them?

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    kickpleat   July 14, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    joanne, homemade ones are so much better than storebought ones. let me know how they turn out!

    lili, the green beans rock! as for making them bind without eggs….hmmm, maybe a bit of flour and soy milk? i haven’t experimented w/o the eggs, so i’m not certain! let me know if you find a good solution.

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    Fiber   July 15, 2007 at 9:19 am

    There must be something in the blogosphere as I was just going through recipes trying to find one for veggie burgers. I’ll have to give these a try. I also just received huge bags of garden-fresh green beans, so you can bet I’ll be making your lemon garlic beans!

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    alyson.   July 15, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    wow, that sounds so delicious! being vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for new recipes! thanks!

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    Monika K   July 16, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Mmmm…what a perfect summer meal!

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    Jerry   July 16, 2007 at 7:07 am

    For a veggie burger it sounds delicious!

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    Jennie   July 16, 2007 at 7:51 am

    I am inspired. I will try these asap, though I will have to refrain from telling my carnivore-hubbie what’s in them until he has eaten them.
    He’s incorrigeable. He’ll scarf down my bad-ass veggie-lasagne, then grimace when he realizes he’s been duped!

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    Max   July 16, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    I’m a non-red meat eater, so I’m always looking for creative ways burger-like creations. I’m stuck on salmon patties right now, but these sound great! Thanks!

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    Anne Stesney   July 17, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Oh boy! I’m trying these as soon as our apt. renovation is finished. I love the thinly sliced cukes on the bun too. I feel like you don’t even miss the beef or the fries.

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    Leslie   July 17, 2007 at 10:11 am

    This looks awesome! I’ve never tried making my own veggie burgers, so I’ll have to try this!

    ALSO, I saw a little plug for ya in Chatelaine – that’s aweomse! Congrats! :)

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    kickpleat   July 17, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    fiber, these burgers are great! let me know how you like them.

    alyson, enjoy! these burgers are super tasty and they make lots which is great for leftovers!

    thanks monika k, this was a great meal!

    haha, jerry! it IS delicious!

    jennie, sometimes they must be duped!

    max, i’ve never had salmon patties which sound awesome…but these are perfect. enjoy!

    annieknodes, with this meal, nothing is missed :)

    thanks leslie, i should buy that copy of Chatelaine since my library copy is well overdue :)

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    Nabeel   July 19, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    the burger looks quite fresh and all puffed up .. unlike the sight at the so called, King of them all, Burger King :(

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    kickpleat   July 20, 2007 at 9:06 am

    nabeel, this definitely beats “the king”.

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    Powerfille (Get it?)   July 21, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it! (Do you have your recipe for the homemade chipotle mayo posted somewhere?)

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    kickpleat   July 22, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    powerfille, no recipe…just homemade mayo with some chipotle powder thrown in for good measure! you can even throw in chipotle powder into store bought mayo & it will be great.

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    Powerfille (Get it?)   July 23, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Great, will give it a go tonight, thanks!

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    erin   July 27, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    i made these for friends last night and they were fantastic! i may not go back to regular burgers…

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    Georgia   August 6, 2007 at 5:30 am

    I love the fact that you didn’t have to leave the house for 2 cups of walnuts! I’m looking forward to tying them but I know I’ll have to take a trip to the store!

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    Madeline   August 6, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t wait to try these, I’m always looking for great new veggie burger recipes. This is a great blog!

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    HeiHei   August 15, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I tried them last night and they are indeed the.best.ever.! They have a certain “meaty” flavour and texture which is just amazing.

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    Nerd   April 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

    These might also be great with thin slices of apple!

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    Anonymous   August 22, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Can these be made and store frozen for later use (just reheat and use)?

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    kickpleat   August 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    anon, i haven't tried freezing them, but i'm sure they'd be fine. if you do try them, please let me know! thanks.

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    Madhu   March 4, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I tried these burger patties….they are delicious. Thanks for this great recipe. I used a little less walnuts…calorie conscious. They freeze and hold well. I used the frozen patties for like 2 months. Also I use plain water instead of stock to cook the patties and it works just fine. I am going to make a third batch today :)

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    Ivy   March 27, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I made these yesterday. I halved the recipe, but forgot to use half the eggs, fried them in 1T olive oil over medium heat for about 15 minutes. i didn’t use the broth, but they turned out delicious. I was worried they would be too egg-y, but not at all. i also used wheat bran instead of bread crumbs and 1T of nutritional yeast.

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