Homemade veggie burgers

    35 min

    Cooked carrots, summer squash and courgette are stirred into oats, cheese and egg with some stock and soy sauce added for colour and taste - a great alternative to beef burgers. Chill for at least 1 hour, then shape into thick burgers and pan fry, grill or barbecue.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 dessertspoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, grated
    • 2 cloves crushed garlic
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1 small summer squash, grated
    • 1 small courgette, grated
    • 100g (4 oz) porridge oats
    • 30g (1 oz) grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 200g (7 oz) plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over low heat, and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in the carrots, squash and courgette. Continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and mix in oats, cheese and egg. Stir in soy sauce, transfer the mixture to a bowl, and refrigerate 1 hour.
    2. Place the flour on a large plate. Form the vegetable mixture into eight round patties. Drop each patty into the flour, lightly coating both sides.
    3. Grill or pan fry patties for 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and nicely browned.


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    Something else. Good recipe - I added 4 tbsp more oats and, since I was in a hurry, put the mixture in the freezer for about 20 minutes instead of the fridge. Had no problem with excess moisture or crumbling or falling apart. I mixed everything in my food proccessor. I placed my hands in the flour first before handling the mixture to make patties - really helped, no stickiness. The burgers tasted bland to me, even though I used a lot of garlic and seasoning. But I love spicy food, so it's no wonder to me that they tasted bland. Think I'll try mixing in some ketchup or a little hp sauce next time to give them more flavour. I like these! Will definitely make them again.  -  24 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. I'm impressed. Pretty good. This is the only veggie burger I haven't binned. Added a little mushroom and crushed chillies. Also, a few drops of sesame oil-nice flavour. Pressed in breadcrumbs-not flour. This is the only veggie burger recipe I will ever use.  -  24 Jul 2008


    This was my second time trying to make veggie burgers (my first attempt - different recipe - failed miserably). Fortunately these turned out wonderful. I think next time I will add some chopped mushrooms to give them that added flavour! They held up very well.  -  24 Jul 2008