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Nana's Oat Burgers

I have used this recipe with success at vegetarian/vegan cooking classes and also serve these burgers at cook-outs and when I do school lunches at our church school. Kids love these better than commercial veggie burgers. They are easy to prepare, healthy and freeze well. Can be served on buns, topped with gravy or barbeque sauce.


Bring the following to a boil and simmer 3-5 minutes.
3 Cups water
1/3 Cup soy sauce
2/3 Cup finely chopped onion
2 Tblsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. sweet basil, chopped
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce (optional)
Then add the following and stir gently:
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts or ground pecans
3 Cups rolled oats
Return mixture to a boil.
Remove from heat and allow to set 5 minutes.


Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil for 3-5 minutes. Add the ground pecans or walnuts and 3 cups of rolled oats and return mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to set for 5 minutes. Form into burgers while mixture is still hot by one of the following methods: 1. Using a burger press 2. Spooning mixture into a canning jar ring on an oiled cookie sheet. Press into jar ring with the back of a spoon. Remove jar ring and repeat. This will create uniform burgers. 3. I use a wet ice cream schoop to scoop mixture, pressing into oiled baking sheet. Bake at 350o for 30 minutes on first side. Flip burgers. Bake 15 minujtes on second side. You can also fry in a skillet that has been sprayed with olive oil spray.


SERVE: Serve in a sandwich bun, top with gravy or barbeque sauce. These can be successfully made ahead of time and frozen. This is the Vegan version. If you would like to have a firmer burger, you may add 1 small box of egg substitues such as Egg Beaters, etc.