It’s difficult to find really good vegetarian or vegan burgers in Hungary. At most places the only vegetarian options are made with cheese or mushroom. Restaurants and cafes are not very open to try new recipes and serve the needs of vegetarian customers. Although veggie burgers are a vegetarian delight, but meat-eaters are sure to love them, too.
This vegan beat-oat burger comes from a Hungarian vegetarian cookbook that was written by a vegetarian friend of mine. It satisfies your appetite for a great-tasting veggie burger that’s easy to make and it’s healthy because of using wholesome ingredients to make. Either you are a vegetarian or not , you will love this burger!
Vegan Bean-Oat Burger
Ingredients (depending on size, it makes 12-20 patties)
– 125 g rolled oats, soaked in lukewarm salty water for 30 minutes
– 1 can of beans, drained and puréed
– 80-100 g whole wheat bread crumbs
– 1 onion, chopped
– 3 cloves garlic, chopped
– 1 medium carrot, chopped
– 1/2 a medium sized celery root, chopped
– small bunch of parsley, chopped
– 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
– 1 teaspoon oregano
– salt, pepper
– olive oil
– serving: salad, mustard, ketchup, sliced red onion, sprouts, ciabatta or rolls
Drain the soaked oat for a few minutes through a fine strainer. In a food processor chop all the vegetables (onion, garlic, carrot, celery).
In a pan heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute onion, carrot and celery. After 2-3 minutes add garlic and a few pinches of salt. Saute for a few more minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl mix together the soaked and drained rolled oats with puréed beans, sauted vegetables, parsley and season with lemon juice, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper. Add breadcrumbs and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Form pingpong ball sized balls from the mixture, flatten them with your palm or a spoon. Place the formed patties on a tray.
Heat 1-2 teaspoons olive oil in a pan, add patties and cook for about 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Flip the patties and cook them on their other side until golden. Cook the remaining patties too. Serve with ciabatta or rolls and with vegetables, ketchup, mustard.