Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Veggie Burgers

As a conviction omnivore I'm a big fan of veggie burgers. And my local organic market gardeners have a good selection of root vegetables in early spring. So a big batch of veggie burgers was in order.


1.5 cups cooked black beans (other beans can be substituted)
An onion or leek, chopped
A turnip or beetroot, peeled and grated
A carrot, grated
¼ of a celeriac, peeled and grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup barbecue sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp smoked paprika
A heaped tbsp of miso paste
1 cup rolled oats


  1. Mix everything except the rolled oats.
  2. Pulse the mixture in a food processor or with an immersion blender, just so it mushes together better, but isn't a purée.
  3. Mix in the rolled oats.
  4. Form into patties (makes about 9).
  5. Sprinkle the patties with crispy fried onions (optional).
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 180°C.
  7. Once cooked they freeze well, and can be reheated from frozen in the oven (20 minutes at 200°C), in the microwave or frying pan.


  1. I might suggest a little cumin too - works wonders with beans

    1. Good thought. I will do that next time.