Our Perfect Veggie Burger

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For the past several months, I’ve been on a quest to make a veggie burger that had everything on our wish list. I’ve probably made over 100 veggie burgers and they all came up short, either by just a tiny bit or by a landslide.

I’m always asked what I do with failed recipes and my answer is usually the same- I eat them! An imperfect veggie burger crumbled over a salad is quite tasty. Same goes for a doughy muffin crumbled over a bowl of Vegan Overnight Oats. Unless something I make is really gross, I eat it.

However, I am picky about three things:

1) The recipes that I post on the blog

2) Homemade Veggie burgers

3) Tying my running shoes before a run (I always stop once to re-tie them, lol)

Now you know. :)

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Eric and I put together a ‘must-have’ list of requirements during our mission. Veggie burgers are serious business around here and we have quite a checklist. ;)

Our veggie burger must haves:

  • Can’t be mushy in the middle (the problem I have the most)
  • Crispy outer shell
  • Lots of flavour from fresh herbs & spices
  • No tofu (not a fan)
  • Crunchy, chewy texture is a must
  • No cracking or falling apart (another common problem)
  • Must cook well 3 ways: frying pan, oven, and BBQ
  • Could make a grown man shed a tear of joy (ok, that was my requirement, heh)

 

If one of those elements is missing, the recipe is as dead to me as the burgers flippin’ on the McDonald’s grill!

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After writing about my most recent Lemon Rosemary burger fail (that drove me to make PB Crunch Blizzards), I received an email from a lovely reader named Jenny who must have known that I was one failed veggie burger short of being buckled into a straitjacket.

Jenny writes, “After reading your post today, which has me day-dreaming about cookie dough blizzards by the way, I wanted to share with you the best veggie burger recipe our family has come across (even my meat-lovin’ husband requests them from time to time!). The recipe is from the Whitewater ski area in Nelson, BC and hasn’t failed us yet. It isn’t vegan but I’m sure you can work your magic to make it so.”

Isn’t Jenny great?

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After reading Jenny’s email, I flew into the kitchen so fast my processor spun. I figured there was a 0.0002% chance they would work, so I was quite hopeful.

As luck would have it, magic did happen in my kitchen that fateful evening as Eric patiently awaited the outcome, fearing he’d be served yet another bowl of cereal.

He wasn’t. :)

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Our Perfect Veggie Burger

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Crunchy, chewy, with a crispy outer shell, these delicious veggie burgers have all the right elements we love in a veggie burger. Light on the beans, these burgers aren’t mushy in the middle, but have a nice mixture of veggies, bread crumbs, chopped oats, sunflower seeds, and spices to round them out. This recipe is inspired by Whitewater Cooks.

Yield
8 burgers
Prep Time
Cook time

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1(14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion or yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tamari, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, processed into a coarse meal*
  • 1/2 cup spelt bread crumbs (or bread crumbs of choice)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons oat flour (or flour of choice), as needed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes so it can thicken.
  3. Into a large mixing bowl, add the drained black beans. With a potato masher, mash the beans until 2/3 of the mixture is a bean "paste" while leaving about 1/3 of the beans mostly intact.
  4. In a medium skillet, add the oil and increase the heat to medium. Stir in the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion softens. Transfer the onion mixture into the bowl with the mashed beans.
  5. Stir in the flax egg, grated carrots, parsley (or cilantro), sunflower seeds, tamari, chili powder, oregano, and cumin until thoroughly combined.
  6. Now, stir in the coarsely chopped oats, bread crumbs, and oat flour until the mixture comes together. It should be easy to shape the dough into patties. Stir in the salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Shape the dough into 8 patties (roughly 1/3 cup of dough per patty). Pack the dough together tightly as this will help it stick together. Place onto the baking sheet.
  8. Bake patties for 15 minutes, gently flip, and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until patties are firm and golden.
  9. Cool the patties on a cooling rack for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. This helps them firm up a bit.
  10. Serve in a bun or lettuce wrap with your desired toppings. Leftover burgers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days, or you can freeze cooled patties for up to 1 month. Simply wrap each patty in tinfoil and then place all of the wrapped burgers into a zip freezer bag.

Tips:

  • * To coarsely chop the oats, add 1/2 cup rolled oats into a food processor. Process the oats until a coarse meal forms (the chopped pieces will be a mixture of powder and chopped oats just smaller than rice). Be sure not to process too long or the oats will turn into flour.
  • Make it gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats, gluten-free Tamari, and gluten-free breadcrumbs.

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This veggie burger ‘dough’ is so good to eat straight from the bowl! Another thing I learned during my mission: if the ‘dough’ doesn’t wow you, the burgers won’t either. Don’t be afraid to adjust the seasonings to taste.

For my first trial, I didn’t process the oats into a flour and they didn’t hold together very well when frying. For my second trial, I used oat flour instead of whole oats and they held together very well!

Before baking in the oven:

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I love my silpat, but you can also use parchment paper.

After baking for 20 mins. on each side…crispy and golden!

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Our preferred method of cooking is on the skillet, fried in a bit of oil. The burgers get this crispy shell similar to a hash brown! We already have plans to fry the ‘dough’ in a skillet for breakfast.

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We also tried them on the BBQ, which also worked well. Pre-cook them in the oven for about 15 minutes first to firm them up a bit.

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Then I raided the garden…

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On the side, kale chips and ketchup.

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On the burgers, we had homemade BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes. The second night, we had guacamole and pico de gallo on top- incredible!

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I hope you love ‘em too!

I think this comment from Dawn says it all:

“Throw out any of your other veggie burger recipes! Seriously. This. Is. The. One! No weird ingredients. I’m no gourmet foodie, I’m just plain jane and have regular things in my pantry and fridge and I had all of these ingredients. I added about 1 Tbsp chopped jalapeno (from a jar of sliced jalapenos). Love the sunflower seeds!! Do not over chop the black beans. I recommend mixing by hand in a bowl. I used my kitchen aid and they were too mush-i-fied. Even with my mess ups, these were very, very good. I immediately ate one from pan fried. The others I baked and will freeze. Then I will give them a try on the barbecue. Truly. I am going to remove other recipes from my Pinterest, and toss the others from my recipe box.
Thank you for making the Perfect Veggie Burger recipe!”

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1 Zestful Lou July 13, 2011

Oh yes!!!!! I’ve been dying to make a big batch of veggie burgers to keep on hand for a quick snack or meal!! These are on this week’s “to-do” list! Thanks :-)

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2 plasterer bristol May 5, 2016

Wowsers!! that looks so good, will be giving this ago on the weekend. that’s for sure. Thanks.

Simon

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3 WIERDGREENMAN July 13, 2011

These look like an updated version of what’s on the market! No more cardboard, hello a good veggie burger! Thanks.

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4 Liz @ Blog is the New Black July 13, 2011

These look hearty and amazing!

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5 Zestful Lou July 13, 2011

Hahaha….now I’m just staring at the pictures in a daze and my mouth is literally watering.
P.S. I just took the last of my oil-free zucchini walnut loaf out of the freezer and enjoyed it for breakfast. Another great recipe…Thanks X 2!

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6 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Glad you liked the loaf!
The pics make me hungry for one too…sadly we’re out!

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7 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday July 13, 2011

AWESOME!
Thanks for sharing!!

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8 Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure July 13, 2011

Oh this look delish, totally whipping them up this week – Thanks Angela!

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9 Mikayla July 13, 2011

These sound delicious! I hate how some veggie burgers have no protein in them, but with all the beans and seeds, these must be loaded! Can’t wait to try!!

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10 Lesley Lifting Life July 13, 2011

These look awesome!! Definitely going to have to try these babies out :)

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11 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 13, 2011

These look ridiculously good! I am picky about my burgers too – definitely can’t have the mush in the middle. The other day I made an Asian-inspired version that was really good (http://wp.me/p16jDn-Ae).

I used quinoa flakes in them and I think the secret is using some sort of bread substance – like the flakes or what you did here with the oats/bread.

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12 Molly @ RDexposed July 13, 2011

The mushy inside! I haven’t conquered that one yet. Hopefully practice makes perfect!

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13 julie leblanc May 29, 2017

Funny cuz in my case, they ended up too dry. :\

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14 Rhona July 13, 2011

Ok, Angela! You keep giving me so many recipes to bookmark and try. I cannot wait to try this recipe! I love a good bean veggie burger as I actually love the soft middle (only made at home bc I hate all the crap in processed store bought varieties) so this recipe will be a nice addition. And, the health meter on these bad boys looks extremely high. Um, excellent for the bod and tasty too. This is why I love your site.

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Enjoy :)

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16 Cait's Plate July 13, 2011

That’s like the EXACT dinner I was dreaming of having tonight! I’m dying to make my own veggie burgers (I’m not sure why I haven’t yet, it’s really sad!). I bought kale last night and am going to be venturing into the world of kale chips – SO excited!!

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17 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 13, 2011

These look delicious! I have been wondering how to make a good homemade veggie burger! I guess I will need to try making these soon!

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18 Kerry July 13, 2011

Is there a substitute for the flax eggs? Can we use regular eggs?

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19 Rachel July 13, 2011

I’m wondering the same thing.. I’m sure we can, I just want to know how many. This recipe looks delicious!!

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20 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Yup! I would guess 2 regular eggs *should* work.

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21 Kerry July 13, 2011

I will let you know once I try it out!!

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22 Lungs July 17, 2011

I made this with three medium eggs and it worked beautifully. Thanks for a spectacular recipe! We had them plain one night and in mushroom cheeseburgers tonight – both were delicious. I really like the texture.

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23 Lynne July 13, 2011

I was just going to ask the same thing! No offense intended, but I’d rather use regular eggs. Would I use two?

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24 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

no offense taken, dont worry!!
2 eggs should work

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25 Joe September 18, 2014

I used the flax eggs and these came out nice and firm, held together great. Quite tastey. I used organic wheat flour instead of oat flour and replaced tamari soy with Bragg’s liquid aminos. Next time I’m going to play with the spices a bit.

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26 Lenna July 13, 2011

Those look amazing! Thank you, I am always on the search for a perfect veggie burger! :)

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27 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 13, 2011

Those look delicious! I love crunchy, flavorful veggie burgers too.

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28 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde July 13, 2011

Oh my gosh, these look perfect
Crispy shell is SO necessary
Can’t wait to try this recipe out Angela, thanks for the many hours of sweat and tears to find the perfect veggie burger :)

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29 Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 13, 2011

Wow, these look so good! I had the most amazing black bean burger and sweet potato/quinoa burger in Wholefoods, London (England not Canada!) and since then I have been craving another fresh burger feast…this recipe should do the trick! :-) xyx

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30 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 13, 2011

Oooh yum these look great Ange! I love your criteria for a good burger too, especially the last point!! I haven’t been a fan of the store-bought veggie burgers I’ve tasted, and the ones I try to make usually either have the cracking problem (especially when made with chickpeas) or the mushy problem (especially if made with beans!) I’m glad to hear these work! :)

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31 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 13, 2011

I’m glad you found a winning recipe! I love the picture of the bbq sauce/ketchup/tomatoes oozing out over the burger — it makes me want to take a big bite!

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32 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 13, 2011

Those do look like the perfect veggie burgers – I always have trouble with mine crumbling or being mushy! Those look fantastic!

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33 Karen July 13, 2011

In the pictures it looks like there are whole oats in the mixture but there isn’t whole oats ‘(just ground ones) in the recipe. Maybe I am wrong…?

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34 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

My first trial used whole oats, 2nd trial used oat flour (process whole oats). Use oat flour :)

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35 Sarah K. July 20, 2012

So is it a cup of oat flour, or a cup of oats ground down, which would make less flour? If I already have the flour how much do I use?

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36 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 20, 2012

I used 1 cup of rolled oats and ground it into a flour. You can also use 1 cup + 1 tbsp oat flour.

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37 Emily M. August 31, 2014

Could you use 1 cup + 1 tbsp almond flour instead?

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38 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 31, 2014

Hey Emily, I’m not sure as I haven’t tried it before. Oat flour is pretty darn great for binding and I’m not certain if almond flour would be the same. Let me know if you do try it out! :)

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39 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 13, 2011

These sound amazing!!!! I wonder how it would taste subbing in cannelini beans and then basil…I’ll have to try it!! And the original too, of course :D

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40 Kay October 8, 2015

I used fresh basil and it was amazing. Didn’t have flax so I used egg whites. Wish I had used one more. Think i used 2. Also, very important to keep hands really wet when forming the patties. Pretty time consuming but I’ll be more organized next time I make them. Delicious recipe!

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41 Krystina (Organically Me) July 13, 2011

These are the prettiest veggie burgers I’ve ever seen!

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42 Faith @ For the Health of It July 13, 2011

I’m the same way about eating “failed” cooking and baking projects – unless it’s truly horrendous, I re-purpose it somehow or suck it up and chow down! My budget doesnt really allow for throwing away gobs of food, and I love that you don’t waste yours either!

These look absolutely jam-packed full of goodness! If you had to take a guess, do you have any idea how much protein these babies have going on? I’m looking to up my intake and these sound like an awesome whole-foods way to do it :D

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43 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

im not sure….maybe I will calculate the nutritional info at some point!

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44 Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 13, 2011

I love that there are so many veggies in that veggie burger! A lot of times, I feel like they’re lacking (like if there’s really only one veggie in there). I can’t wait to try these!!

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45 Sarah July 13, 2011

Oh, my goodness, I got all excited when I read the part about your reader’s meat-loving husband eating these veggie burgers from time to time. THAT is music to my ears!

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46 kaila @ healthy helper! July 13, 2011

These look absolutely amazing! OMG look at that texture! WOW! Certainly a winner. Book marking this right now!

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47 Jennifer@ knackfornutrition July 13, 2011

I can’t wait to try these out and freeze some for quick work meals! Also, your photography is just stunning. I’m constantly in awe of how you make everything look so gorgeous!

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48 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Thanks Jennifer :)

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49 Mika April 30, 2012

Do I freeze these raw or cooked? if cooked how long and what method? Thanks. I am new to your blog and and am looking forward to trying these.

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50 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 30, 2012

I think you can freeze them raw, thaw in fridge or at room temp, and cook as usual. I also think you can freeze them already cooked (for both: double wrapped and put in air tight container), but I would imagine they wouldnt last quite as long in the freezer.

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51 Mika April 30, 2012

Sorry, I didn’t see your answer. Do you think I can still freeze them raw with the “real’ eggs in them? They really are good and I am quite proud of myself. I have not eaten meat for 40 years and these blogs are really helping me with new ideas.

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52 eristeleute July 7, 2012

@Mika: I include egg in my variation of the veggie burger recipe here (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Village-Whiskey-Veggie-Burger-62562777.html), and I freeze it with no problems. I form each patty and wrap it in plastic wrap, then stack and freeze them flat in large glass containers or Ziploc bags. I defrost them in the fridge or, in a pinch, quickly in the microwave. I always polish them off in under a month or so, though, so I can’t be sure how long they’ll keep in the freezer.

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53 K May 24, 2015

These are the BEST vegan burgers ever. You were right to suggest to throw out all the other recipes. For what it’s worth, I froze them (after oven cooking). Double wrapped them in baking paper and sealed them in a plastic bag (in pairs). They were just as delicious post-frozen, as they were freshly cooked. Re-heated them in the oven with freshly made hand-cut chips.

Thank you for the recipe, saved me hours of trying to find the ‘right’ one.

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54 Mika April 30, 2012

Ok, so I made these tonight and they are as good as all the pics! My question remains about freezing them, I did use 2 “real” eggs. Thanks!

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55 Andrea B. @ Vegvacious July 13, 2011

I knew you would find the perfect veggie burger recipe! This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try them! I would never have thought to add the nuts and seeds!

….and good call putting ketchup on the kale chips — that’s another must try for sure!!

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56 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 13, 2011

I’ve never seen veggie burger dough look so good before. These are definitely a must try!

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57 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 13, 2011

These look awesome! I’m always on the hunt for new veggie burgers, and my criteria is pretty similar to yours. I think homemade veggie burgers are so much better than boxed ones.

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58 Lindsey @ Why Just Eat July 13, 2011

I have always wanted to make my own veggie burgers, but most of the recipes I’ve seen have things in them that scare me. This recipe has stuff that I already have in my kitchen – perfect!! They are going on tonight’s dinner menu :)

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59 Nicole July 13, 2011

Ooohhh….this recipe sounds epic! I’ve been craving veggie burgers lately, but have the same frustrations–mushy middle, can only be cooked in one fashion. I look forward to testing out this recipe!

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60 Jessica July 13, 2011

These look really tasty – and soo healthy!

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61 Madelaine @ Healthy, Hot and Happy July 13, 2011

These look great Angela!

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62 JenATX July 13, 2011

Is it too much to ask for the burgers to taste like meat also? lol… hamburgers are the one thing I really crave since going vegetarian. If you’re ever in the LA area, there is a place called Umami Burger that has THE most amazing veggie burger.. & it even tasted like meat! I didn’t secretly envy my family members’ burgers as we ate like I normally do because this burger was so darn good.

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63 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

haha yea some people would like that as well…Im personally not a fan of meat taste anymore. I stopped craving it after a few months.

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64 Charlie July 13, 2011

It’s been so long since I’ve made veggie burgers! These are definitely on my must-make-soon list!!

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65 jane July 13, 2011

is that you in the banner?

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66 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

yup :)

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67 Jenna July 13, 2011

this looks amazing angela!! I just might have to whip up a batch of these for dinner tonight! :) thanks

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68 Sue Lindbo April 20, 2012

I input the recipe in MyFitnessPal.com and here is the calories and nutrition info on the veggie burgers based on 8 burgers. Calories 214, Carbs 12, Fat 11, Protein 9, Sodium 405, Fiber 6. I used canned black beans so the sodium would be reduced drastically if you used cooked black beans as per the recipe.

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69 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 20, 2012

Thanks Sue that is nice to you to share!

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70 Lacia July 13, 2011

Those look scrumptious!! I’ve been on a mission to find a good homemade veggie burger and haven’t really succeeded. Any that I have found that I like are too squishy and ooze out of the side of the bun at first bite. Gonna try these ones for sure! I’m assuming I can omit the almonds and replace with more sunflower seeds without issue. My son has nut allergies so I can’t use them. Can’t wait to try them.

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71 Marisa July 13, 2011

Looks so crunchy! Love the seeds.

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72 Jazz July 13, 2011

Wow, I checked out that cookbook where it is from and it looks amazing. (and on sale at Indigo right now!)

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73 Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner July 13, 2011

The texture of these looks amazing! I am bookmarking and will definitely try these out!

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74 lucy July 13, 2011

It’s posts like this that make my cry into my pillow at night and pray to santa for a food processor. Can’t wait to get a chance to try these- they look AMAZING!

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75 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Santa give this girl a food processor will ya!

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76 Grace July 13, 2011

The veggie burgers look great, but I am loving the fresh condiments! I mean, homemade BBQ sauce, love it! What does that recipe look like?

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77 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

its on my recipe page :) http://www.ohsheglows.com/Recipage

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78 Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) July 13, 2011

These look great! I too am always searching for the perfect soy-free veggie burger so I can’t wait to try these. Def gonna make em with your bbq sauce bbq sauuucueeeeee.

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79 Ashley July 13, 2011

Yaey thanks for sharing!! I get SO frustrated trying to find a good veggie burger that I rarely every try making them. Can’t wait to try these though. :)

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80 Heather (heathers dish) July 13, 2011

Reader to the rescue! Love the way this recipe sounds…I was actually craving it just from the photos!

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81 Urban Wife July 13, 2011

I am starting to slowly experiment with vegetarian & vegan cooking. So glad you have posted this recipe. It doesn’t look too daunting for me to tackle. :)

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82 LizAshlee July 13, 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…veggie burgers own my heart…mmm :) As always, your photos make my mouth water!

I will have to try these..I need a recipe to make for my lunches for the next few days so I’ll see if I have everything on hand…I love packing delicious and healthy lunches!!

Have a beautiful day!

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83 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 13, 2011

Those look so flavorful w/ lots of texture. I like that the ingredient list is mostly stuff I already have on hand!

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84 Erin July 13, 2011

The burgers look great, those are definitely going on my to-make list (which gets longer every day!). So do the buns — are those Ezekiel?

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85 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

yes they are…very thick! A bit too thick, but doable I guess haha

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86 eva @5fruitsNveggies July 13, 2011

ok, you read my mind on the veggie burger thing!…i happen to be obsessed with eating 2 things right now–veggie burgers and vegetable gratins…i run across the same problem with my veggie burgers–that soft in the middle business…
thanks for making this vegan…will be making it for me and the kids while on vacation!

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87 Zarah July 13, 2011

I am definitely gonna try these! Thank you! (And thanks to Jenny, as well! :))

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88 Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl July 13, 2011

Thank you for this! I really want to find the perfect recipe. Mine always come out too dry, but I don’t want to put too much oil in them. I will have to try this!

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89 ~Jessica~ July 13, 2011

Your veggie burger requirements are very similar to mine! Only sadly I have no man whose heart needs melting with them :(

I actually had an amazing veggie burger made and invented by my Mum last week with similar ingredients and results. I can’t stand mushy inards when it comes to veggie burgers, and I have to limit soy due to my IBS.

I posted them here: http://www.almostovernow.com/2011/07/living-up-to-hype-and-recipe.html

But yours look amazing!

xxx

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90 Tammy Pollack July 13, 2011

Angela! I think you are taking over my blog! Sooo many great recipes to try! You’re on my blog today! Now this one?!? Oh man.. love it! Thx for the inspiration!

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91 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 13, 2011

“Unless something I make is really gross, I eat it.”

SAME here!! I was just commenting on another blog that sometimes recipes/things I make taste great, and even if the cookie/muffin, etc doesn’t ‘hold together’ or is too runny and a little raw-ish (if it’s vegan, who cares!)…I eat it.

Or if I dont want it, I have a hubs and 4 yr old who will eat….anything!

99% of what I make we eat. I almost NEVER throw food away. It pains me too much. Call me el cheapo :)

Your veggie burgers on that silpat are PERFECT and plated up, with the bite marks, the ketchup/mustard…photographically I know how HARD those SHOTS ARE! and you totally rocked it. Great camera work!

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92 Steph @ A Life Without Ice Cream July 13, 2011

These look heavenly!! I’ve also been looking for a perfect veggie burger recipe.. I’m going to have to give these a whirl :)

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93 Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 13, 2011

I have such an addiction to makng my own veg patties! glad to add another to the arsenal!

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94 Ashley July 13, 2011

Definitely the prettiest veggie burgers I have ever seen!! The texture looks incredible. Definite winner of a recipe here! I’m always looking for new combos, so I’ll have to try this out. :)

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95 Cindy Robinson July 13, 2011

Thanks for sharing. I love that Jenny mentions her meat-lovin’ husband requests them. I would love to try to make these. It would thrill me if my husband even remotely liked them, and this recipe sounds promising :)
I made your zucchini nut bread (with the struesel on top) a few weeks ago, and forgot to add the Baking Soda (whoops!). They were edible, but not share-able, so I froze them and have them for breakfast once a week…I don’t like wasting food!

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96 Lauren July 13, 2011

Can’t wait to try these! I’ve failed so badly I’ve had to use an ice cream scoop to get my patties onto a bake pan before and just hope and pray the oven would dry them out enough to eat haha!

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97 Erin Harris July 13, 2011

I am SO excited to try this recipe. One question: my daughter is allergic to peanuts and have never found sunflower seeds that aren’t peanut contaminated.b what would substitute well? Hemp seeds?

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98 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

I would sub more almonds (use 1/2 cup almonds) if your daughter can have them- and then maybe 2-3 tbsp of hemp seeds :)

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99 Erin July 14, 2011

Thank you!

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100 Erin July 14, 2011

Thank you!

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101 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 13, 2011

Those really are some great looking veggie burgers! I hate when they are mushy in the middle, so disappointing.

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102 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather July 13, 2011

I too am in the search for a perfect veggie burger. These look nice n crunchy! I cannot wait to give em a go!

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103 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 13, 2011

Yum! :) I love a good, crispy shell on my veggie burgers!

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104 Melanie July 13, 2011

Can’t wait to give these a try!! I think they’ll be up for a little later lunch today. Thanks for all the great recipes that you share with us. My whole family are becoming fans of your recipes as I tend to cook them up for them when they show up for a meal. I love that most of the recipes are easy and are made with items that I already have on hand. Thanks Angela!

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105 Hayley @ Oat Couture July 13, 2011

Mmm they look great!! Always on the lookout for good veggie burger recipes so will def be giving these a shot! :)

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106 Ally C July 13, 2011

My mouth is watering….and with BBQ sauce? Mmmmm…

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107 Laura July 13, 2011

I was also going to recommend this same recipe from Whitewater Cooks – it’s our favourite as well. I used to do it before I owned a food processor and it would take 2+ hours, now that I have one it’s is TONS faster to throw them together. mmmm, we’ll need a batch soon. In the cookbook, she recommends serving it with her tzatziki, that is my absolute favourite way of eating them.

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108 Jenny @ Train for Wellness July 13, 2011

I’m so happy they worked out for you! I love the oat flour idea and will definitely be trying that out. Hmmmm, I think a batch of these is in order for our camping trip this weekend :)

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109 marci July 13, 2011

I tried your falafel burgers and loved it, so now i can’t wait to try this one. why look anywhere else when you say it’s perfect! i even think my husband will eat it.

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110 marci July 13, 2011

Oh also, funny when you say BBQ as a method of cooking. I was confused because I thought you were adding a BBQ coating or flavor, but you mean grilling. Different words in Texas. Grill=on the grill. BBQ=with bbq flavors or smoked all day.

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111 Victoria (Sweet and Healthy Living) July 13, 2011

I’ll have to try that burger recipe, it looks good! Check out my tomato burgers :) http://sweethealthyliving.com/2011/07/introducing-tomato-burgers/

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112 Nikita July 13, 2011

These look amazing, I can’t wait to try them! I have had mixed results with most of the homemade veggie burgers I’ve tried… the most common problem is a mushy center.

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113 Katrina July 13, 2011

I’m also on the perfect veggie burger quest. Love this recipe though. Yum!

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114 mariah (pictures pups and pies) July 13, 2011

I just made these and love them- they are the best veggie burgers I have ever managed to make myself. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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115 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

Wow you are quick!! hehe so happy you enjoyed them!

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116 mariah (pictures pups and pies) July 13, 2011

I wasn’t sure what to make for lunch and I had all these ingredients at my house already- it was perfect timing!!

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117 Valerie July 13, 2011

I’ve never thought of making veggie burgers with almonds. They must add a nice crunch!

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118 Namaste Gurl July 13, 2011

You master everything, my friend! Big huge kuddos to you for that :)
These look amazing and contain all my favorite ingredients :) Now they just need some avocado, bbq sauce and a good burger bun :)

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119 Jane July 13, 2011

Upon that first burger shot my thoughts were…must make burgers. Veggie burgers ARE so hard to make well. When I get back from a trip I leave for tomorrow I’m making this recipe a kitchen priority!
Glad you liked all the comments from yesterday. All 1,000 or so of them! Very exciting!

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120 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 13, 2011

These definitely get the award for prettiest veggie burgers I’ve seen! Gorgeous! This page has been bookmarked–your requirements are similar to mine and I agree that they are difficult to achieve. I have hope for this one!

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121 Baking 'n' Books July 13, 2011

Is there something to sub in for the tamari and miso?

Looks great. – also do you MAKE home-made ketchup??

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122 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

You could probably use a tbsp of water and more salt as a sub for the Tamari.
We use organic PC ketchup at the moment. I use tomato paste sometimes too.

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123 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 13, 2011

“recipe is as dead to me as the burgers flippin’ on the McDonald’s grill!” >> harsh words! But, I totally understand where you’re coming from. There’s some recipes I do over, and over, and over. Like gluten free pancakes. Still haven’t been able to master that one on my own.

Also, I’m sure if someone had an issue with oats in general (as some celiacs do unfortunately) they could try quinoa flakes! They’re pretty comparable to oats in burger type recipes.

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124 Roz July 13, 2011

Great looking burgers!! And I just made kale chips last night. Never thought to put ketchup on them. Hmm…must now make more and give it a go. All the best Angela.

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125 Tara July 13, 2011

that’s so funny that you ended up with a recipe from the whitewater cooks. I was visiting a friend in BC a few months ago and she showed me her favourite cookbook – this one! I immediately copied several recipes and the veggie burgers was one of them. I have made them a few times and love them more and more each time! if you ever come across the cookbook take a browse through. there’s lots of other great ideas in there :)

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126 dana July 13, 2011

These are my all time fav burgers! I made hundreds of them for our wedding in Montrose, BC – about an hour from Whitewater – so excited to see them on here! :)

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127 Kristina July 13, 2011

Seriously?!! I am from Trail!!

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128 Paige is Running Around Normal July 13, 2011

I made a veggie burger using both oats and bread crumbs the other day, but it fell apart because I didn’t smash the beans enough first.
This one sounds amazing! I’m not of sauteeing veggies before adding them to the mix. I woner if they would hold up the same if I added crushed garlic and the onions finely chopped, but not sauteed…

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129 Kristina July 13, 2011

I have both of the Whitewater cook books and both are a great investment. They have tons of vegetarian recipes that could easily be adapted to be vegan. I have made those exact veggie burgers, frozen the rest of the batch and used them within the next 2-3 months and they still were AMAZING! Easily some of the best homemade veggie burgers you will ever find.

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130 Suzanne July 13, 2011

I am sold!! ….And totally trying out this recipe this weekend!

There is something about the hot summer weather that has me giving up my daily hot oatmeal in lieu of craving cool overnight oats with berries and refreshing green smoothies upon rising every morning. That, and an amazing veggie burger with all the fixins whenever I work up an appetite. I must say that your recipe post came at perfect timing :)

I can’t wait to make these for my family to try. Usually the idea of “veggie something” makes most meat-eaters cringe at the idea of some strange-looking textured soy with ?? ingredients. I guess I don’t blame them… I am truly excited when I make a delicious vegetarian or vegan dish that even the most carnivorous types find they surprisingly love. Success! It really is the best thing sharing your recipes and other delicious whole food-based dishes with friends and family. Thanks for the inspiration Angela!

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131 Kelly Kurcina July 13, 2011

Hi Angela,
I am so sorry to post this here, but I did not see an email contact on your blog. I LOVE your blog and read it daily. On another blog, I found a recipe for no bake homemade crunchy peanut butter cups and from what I can remember she sprayed the muffin tins first, then put chocolate chips in the bottom, then mixed up a gluten free mix of peanut butter, brown rice crispies and some other ingredients (wish I remembered)! =( So it was like an upside down peanut butter cup. Any help or ideas on how to find, create this recipe??
Thank you!!!
Kelly Kurcina

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132 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

I have some PB cups on my recipe page that I adapted from the Kind Diet cookbook :) They are yummy!

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133 Lindsey July 13, 2011

Can’t wait to make these – I always have the “mushy” in the middle issue too!

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134 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 13, 2011

These look labor intensive but delicious!

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135 Maria @ Scandifoodie July 13, 2011

This looks perfect, I can’t wait to try this!

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136 Amanda July 13, 2011

Those burgers look amazing! I think we will try them sometimes, we will just have to find something to substitute the soy sauce since I can’t have soy.

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137 Christina July 13, 2011

Whenever I make veggie burgers at home I always add nuts or seeds so they don’t get mushy! I can’t stand taking a bite into a veggie burger and when you look down you’re only eating a bun beacuse the entire “burger” fell apart and fell onto the plate.

Your burgers look amazing though! Love the colors :) Better than any black or brown flesh burger any day!

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138 Kristie July 13, 2011

Those look insane! I’ve been wanting to make a good homemade veggie burger lately (LOVE your spelt ones by the way) but I have so many saved and curious to try that it’s become overwhelming. This one just made it to the top of the list. As soon as I get all the ingredients my food processor is working its magic!

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139 Brittany July 13, 2011

Wow these look fantastic! I am going to make these tonight!

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140 coffeeaddict July 13, 2011

Have you tried these shoe laces: http://www.xtenex.com/lace-choices.php
As for veggie burges, I make mine with green lentil, lots of parsley and shallot instead of onion.

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141 [email protected] July 13, 2011

Mmmm this sounds good! I love it when it’s chewy and crispy as well :)

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142 Erin @ Pieholes & Plyos July 13, 2011

This recipe has a date with my Vitamix–grinding oats into flour for your v. burgers will be my first enticing opportunity to use the dry container.

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143 Heidi July 13, 2011

I’ve been looking for a veggie burger recipe for a while now, but was scared off by the ingredients and texture (my list of requirements is similar to yours…though I’d be happy if my meat-eating family would at least taste them!). These sound yummy…can’t wait to try them! Thanks Angela!

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144 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 13, 2011

YES! these are fantastic…and so are you ;) love them! cant wait to try!

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145 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 13, 2011

Lahhhhve! Freezable is the best :)

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146 Sarah @ Sharing Bananas July 13, 2011

Thank you! Thank you! I am slowly transitioning back to a vegan diet after a couple years of eating meat again, and burgers are one of the things that I have a hard time giving up. I am so excited at the prospect of a tasty veggie burger that my husband might actually eat! :)

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147 Kathryn July 13, 2011

Think pinto or white beans would work? I have a bunch of them….
Also – OMG where do you have that kale chip recipe? We are crashing the in-laws pool this weekend, I figure the least I can do is bring some delish food!

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148 meghan July 13, 2011

I made these tonight and they were AWESOME! Even my dad liked them. Please don’t ever stop blogging. I don’t know what I’d cook without you!

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149 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 13, 2011

awesome!! :)

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150 Kari @ bite-sized thoughts July 13, 2011

Oh how exciting :D I am also quite picky about veggie burgers, but unfortunately I also have different tastes to my partner (he doesn’t like nuts, or oats). I could see myself trying to modify this recipe to suit both of us though, especially if I process some of his disliked ingredients to unrecognisable form!

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151 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 13, 2011

I’ve been on the hunt for a good veggie burger recipe because I’ve tried so many frozen kinds that were flops. These look perfect and I’m so glad to see they don’t contain any nuts that I’m allergic to. :D

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152 Meredith July 13, 2011

These look sooo good, definitely making them for my family’s camping trip next week! I’ve been on quite a quest to find the perfect veggie burger as well, I find they always crumble and don’t hold together well! These look like they’d do the trick!

P.S. My mom bought me this book today, the recipe in it look great!

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Best-Veggie-Burgers-Planet-Globally-Joni-Marie-Newman/9781592334766-item.html

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153 Amy July 13, 2011

If you were going to freeze them, would you do it with the mixture raw or cooked?

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154 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011

hmm good question! Im sure both ways would work. I’d be inclined to pre bake them for 15 minutes, cool, then freeze. Then cook them til cooked through when you need them again. I will have to try this next time!

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155 Stephenie Zamora July 13, 2011

Ooooh! I’m really excited to try this recipe. We’ve been looking for some new ones to try and the burgers + kale chips looks DELISH!!! Thank you! xo

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156 JennyC July 13, 2011

Oh myyyyyyy!!!!!! I made these tonight since i had almost all of the ingredients available and they were pretty darn good!!!! My husband was surpised that a veggie burger could taste this good he asked me to pack up a couple of patties for him to take to work =)

I subbed egg whites, pepitas (i ran out of sunflower seeds), spelt flour, soy sauce and the unwanted end piece of an eziekel loaf. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you Angela! I’ll be making a full batch this weekend ;)

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157 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011

good stuff!!

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158 Sush July 13, 2011

I was introduced to your blog by my beautiful DIL, Laura @ http://thespecialtreatsoflauraslife.blogspot.com/. I have loved it ever since. We are getting ready to go to the beach and I think one of my other DIL’S that is newly expecting will love this recipe! I’m going to whip up a bunch to have for lunches when anyone is looking for something good, tasty and healthy!

Thanks~

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159 Kathleen July 13, 2011

I made these tonight and they were terrific!

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160 Lisa @ Happy Puppy Lucky Lady July 13, 2011

Those veggie burgers DO look perfect!! I’m soooo glad this recipe meets all your requirements, that means it’s definitely yummy I’m sure!! It looks great! I just read the ingredients and noticed we have almost everything currently, so looks like we will be making these burgers ASAP! Thanks again for sharing!!

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161 Lou July 13, 2011

the picture of your vegan burger is on tumblr, and is getting many notes. people love it! but i’m kinda angry at the fact that there’s no credit to ohsheglows :(

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162 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 14, 2011

I’ve never made veggie burgers as I’ve always been afraid they’ll crumble. I’ll have to try these!

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163 Beach Bum Beauty July 14, 2011

Showed hubby the pics of these and he said ‘YUM’ – couldn’t have said it better myself :-)

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164 Alissa @ Just Eat Love July 14, 2011

Love this! So many great fresh ingredients :)

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165 Jennifer Baldwin July 14, 2011

Hi Angela…I am going to try these … they look delicious … of course your amazing pictures making everything look good !
I have a recipe on my website that is similar … check it out …
http://healthymammas.com/2011/06/09/whitewater-veggie-burger/ (however it has eggs)
It’s from a cookbook from Canada called “Whitewater Cooks”.
:)

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166 Casey July 14, 2011

I made these veggie burgers last night for my brother who is visiting. He is 20 years old and works on a trail crew (ie: he eats more than anyone I have ever seen)! After eating half of the burger, topped with avocado, tomato, lettuce and catsup, he exclaimed, “this is delicious! Definitely the best veggie burger I have ever had!” Thanks for the great recipe, Angela.

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167 With Style and Grace July 14, 2011

Love making homemade veggie burgers! This recipe sounds [& looks] incredible – think I’ll make a gluten-free version of this. Thanks for sharing!

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168 France July 14, 2011

everything White Water is fabuulous. These look great!

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169 Vicky July 14, 2011

Made these yesterday. The flax “eggs” gave them tons of moisture. They held together perfectly. I baked them and they were a little dry but absolutely delicious and very filling. I will fry them next time….there definitely will be a next time :)

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170 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011

glad you enjoyed them..they are AMAZING fried in a bit of oil!

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171 Alisha Abercrombie July 14, 2011

Do you think these would freeze well? I need to find a burger I can make and freeze to bring camping. Any tips?

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172 Gayatri July 14, 2011

Here’s the nutritional info per serving (of one) –
Cal : 232
Carbs : 23
Fat : 10
Protein : 8
Sugar : 2

I will be making a double batch and will be freezing it. Thanks for your hard work =)

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173 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 14, 2011

cool thanks!

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174 Sarah July 14, 2011

What kind of buns are those? They look amazing!

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175 Valentina July 14, 2011

Angela I just made these and they are AMAZING!!! You definitely have perfected your veggie burger recipe, I’ve been making your vegan black bean burgers and they’re really good but these are out of the world!! Thank you so much!
PS: I loved your post on how to organise your day, very useful :)

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176 Jenn July 14, 2011

I made these last night and they were awesome! My non-vegan boyfriend even said they were better than any burger he’d ever had! And so filling too…I’m excited that we still have six more in the fridge!

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177 katie July 15, 2011

Now these are GOOD veggie burgers, freezer ones hold nothing to these!!

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178 Magdalena July 15, 2011

I made them today and they are absolutely amazingly delicious!! We are taking them on our mountain hike tomorrow but I cannot resist nibbling on just another one… Thanks, Angela! :)

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179 Alexis July 16, 2011

Made these last night and they were outstanding! Made a few changes to the original recipe by adding 4 ounces chickpeas (drained), 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon celery salt. I also substituted ground, roasted & salted pistachios for the almonds and sunflower seeds just out of personal preference. The result was magnificent! Thank you for sharing!

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180 Alexis July 16, 2011

I also threw some corn, diced mushrooms, and diced orange bell pepper to the skillet along with the onions and garlic. (for color).

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181 Electra July 16, 2011

Picky about tying your shoes before a run!? Stopping to re-tie!

I COMPLETELY understand! Regardless of whether I’m running, training, sprinting, doing tabata – you name it, I re-tie. And you have to tie your shoes standing up. Otherwise you get up and they’re too loose.

Never thought I’d meet another picky shoe tie-r! Keep these rockin’ blog posts up!! Love the pictures =]

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182 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 17, 2011

soul sista! or should i say sole…sista ;)

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183 Andrea July 16, 2011

Thank you for the great recipe! These are delicious!!!

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184 The Healthy Apple July 16, 2011

Wow; these look incredible. Such a pretty burger!

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185 Iris July 17, 2011

We made these here in Finland, they were perfect :-)

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186 Carolyn July 17, 2011

I’ve also been searching for a good veggie burger to make. I’m going to try this one!

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187 Randi July 17, 2011

I made these burgers tonight and they are FABULOUS!!!! I omitted the tablespoon of oil and the burgers were still moist. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!

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188 Anna July 17, 2011

I am eating this burger right now….it is delicious!!! Thank you so much for an unprocessed Morningstar alternative Angela and Jenny! Also a plus that I can freeze some for later. I am working 10 hr days so I always like big batches of food I can make in advance :)

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189 Gulcan July 18, 2011

I made the veggie burgers for the first time in my life and it worked very well! I changed the recipe a bit to use the stuff that I already at home: instead of oat flour, I used oat flakes (half) and oat brans (half). Also added a bit more soya and EVOO to stick them better together. I substitued the sun flower seeds with pumpkin seeds. For my own taste, I added more cumin, paprika and red hot chilli flakes.

And I am very proud to announce that after two failures I finally managed to make your vegan dinner rolls. They went so well together with veggie burgers! Thanks a lot, Angela :)

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190 Magda July 18, 2011

The burgers rock :D Since I didn’t have breadcrumbs and didn’t care to process oats into flour, I used chickpea flour and spelt flakes instead. It worked great :) They are so chewy and crunchy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe

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191 suzanne July 18, 2011

You show them on a dehydrator tray. Has anyone tried dehydrating them for a more raw diet?

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192 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2011

Nope thats not a dehydrator tray its a Silpat :)

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193 suzanne July 19, 2011

Had to look that up. New to me.
Making the veg burgers today. Can’t wait!

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194 Alexandra July 18, 2011

This looks so delicious! I hate buying pre-made frozen burgers, too much soy!

P.S. I don’t know if you’re aware/care about this, but there are meat ads on your site! :\ http://img.skitch.com/20110718-p5wwrt9p7khwe1sr26ayi6yxak.jpg

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195 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2011

Yes I do care about that. I’ve had them remove them a couple times before but it looks like they are back. Just emailed them again, thanks for letting me know (I dont see the meat ads on my PC for some reason)

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196 Matti July 18, 2011

These burgers were amazing! I have been following your blog for a few months now and have gotten some of my favorite recipes from you (your tomato basil sauce is life changing!). After reading about all of your trials with these burgers, I knew I had to try them just because of all the work you put in! They did not disappoint. The texture and flavor were perfect. Thank you so much!!

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197 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2011

Hey Matti, So glad you enjoyed them…I always worry that they wont work for others! We’ve made them 3 times now and I love them more each time :)

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198 Laura July 18, 2011

absolutely delicious! so glad i took the time to make these!!

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199 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2011

Glad you like them! =)

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200 Meg July 19, 2011

I can’t wait to try these! I was planning on making them for a dinner party, but one of my friends as a nut allergy. Do you think they would be okay without the chopped almonds?

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201 grace b July 19, 2011

This was my first try at making veggie burgers today and these were really good! I ended up making very thick burgers so I only had 4–I ate 1.5 little ones with a salad and some gluten-free chips for lunch. They were really good, except that I would probably use just a pinch of seasonings instead of whole teaspoons next time. Can’t wait to repurpose them this week!

Thanks so much for a non-intimidating receipe Angela!

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202 Kathryn July 19, 2011

Made these over a weekend for a friends and family bbq. Everybody was in love. I wish I had made a double, wait – TRIPPLE batch. Can’t wait to make more!

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203 Tess July 20, 2011

I made these today and they were excellent!

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204 Nina (SLO Foodie) July 20, 2011

Made these the other night and thought they were fantastic! I used a dill yogurt spread and veggies to top it. These are going to be a staple in my freezer :)
Photo proof on my recent blog post, too:
http://slofoodie.com/2011/07/20/i-give-credit-where-credit-is-due/

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205 Tina July 22, 2011

I made these last night and they are AMAZING!! My favourite veggie burgers ever. We didn’t have almonds so I used all sunflower seeds, and my husband is GF so we used more ground oats instead of bread crumbs (we don’t keep GF breand crums around).

The best part about them is the crunchy texture. In attempting my own recipes, I’ve only ever achieved mushy bean lumps. I baked yours, and they got a gorgeous brown crust. I will make these FOREVER.

Thanks :)

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206 Kim July 23, 2011

I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious, but they didn’t stay together like your’s did. I followed the recipe and cooked them in the skillet. Any suggestions?

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207 Mary July 24, 2011

This veggie burger is SO GOOD. I made them last night and I am going to make another batch today to freeze and eat whenever. The nuts in it really make the flavor and texture. This is so much fresher and tastier than getting the ones from the store, and easy to make too. I’m sending the recipe to my mom!

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208 Amber B July 24, 2011

I am in the process of making these babies right now! I am super excited. The dough was yummy and I can hardly wait to eat the finished product! Thanks for sharing.

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209 Pia July 24, 2011

Tonight I tried your perfect veggie burgers…..I must say….pretty perfect. I must make really thin burgers ‘cos one recipe for me makes 12 burgers. Biggest test will be how they stand up after they have been frozen, as that is where most of the veg burgers have failed me.
I am hoping for the best ‘cos these were beyond good!!

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210 Vanessa July 26, 2011

I didn’t have any oat flour so I used garbanzo bean flour also to increase the protein. I also used pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds and toasted all the nuts. These were so incredible! They made even picky eaters happy.

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211 Rebekah July 26, 2011

Thank you! I just made this recipe and these are the best veggie burgers i have ever tasted. I have had no luck finding any that didn’t get all soggy. I actually subbed walnuts for the sunflower seeds because i didn’t have any and they still turned out wonderful! :) keep up the amazing work!

Bekah

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212 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 26, 2011

glad to hear that =) Enjoy!

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213 Janet July 27, 2011

It is hard to find a veggie burger everyone likes, but this one fit the bill, even my meat loving daughter liked them and wanted seconds!! Thanks for sharing.

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214 Sarah July 28, 2011

Made these a few weeks ago and they were delicious and addicting! I ate the whole batch in an embarrassingly short period of time! I will definitely be making more and the extras will go straight to the freezer!

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215 Cindy F July 30, 2011

I made these and brought them to my friend’s house yesterday, and they were AMAZING! These are absolutely my new favorite veggie burger! We were all raving about their deliciousness!

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216 jan b July 31, 2011

I have tried and tried different vege burgers and I finally found a WINNER!! We had these on WW buns, fresh veges and salsa. My husband raved and raved on the texture and taste. They do take more time than others but I will double the recipe next time and have plenty on hand.
BTW I made my own Oat flour in my coffee grinder and used cilantro as I was out of parsley.

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217 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2011

whoo!!!!

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218 Holly August 1, 2011

If you wanted to use real eggs in this recipe how many would you use? Thanks!

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219 Jennifer August 1, 2011

I made this recipe and it was awesome! I threw in some dill and it made it taste so good. I am thinking of making a meat loaf with it!

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220 Marianne August 2, 2011

Coming up with a signature veggie burger is definitely on my cooking “to-do” list. Crazily, I have never tried making my own, either from a recipe or on the fly. Perhaps this is the kick in the pants I need to try making my own – I definitely have the flavour combination already mapped out in my head :)

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221 Susan August 4, 2011

Made these awhile back when you first posted, and loooved them! The texture was exactly what I had been looking for in a veggie burger.

I want to make them again this weekend for some friends who are coming over, but one of them might be allergic to black beans, but not kidney beans. Was wondering what your thoughts were on substituting red kidney beans for the black beans?

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222 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 4, 2011

I would like to think that any type of bean could be substituted quite well. I hope it works for you! Im sure navy beans would work too.

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223 Ariel August 6, 2011

i noticed your comment before i put in mine…i know its been a few days but i used chick peas instead of black beans (we didn’t have any) and they came out great!

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224 Ariel August 6, 2011

Just tried the recipe and it was delicious! Even my non-vegetarian friend loved them! I just have one question…mainly about aesthetics. I ground my oats into flour like you said in the recipe but I noticed in your pictures that you left oats whole…did you add more oats or just leave them whole? I love the way you can see all the ingredients in the burgers themselves!

Thanks for the great recipe!

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225 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2011

Hey! The whole oats was for my first trail (which crumbled) second trial I followed the recipe as printed above :)

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226 Jeffie August 7, 2011

Ahhh, everything I love in one veggie burger. Thank you!

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227 Julia August 7, 2011

I just made these and they ARE the best veggie burgers EVER!! I didn’t have sunflower seeds so I used pumpkin seeds. YUM! These will be a staple in my house forever!! Thank you!

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228 Jenny August 9, 2011

Its make me hungry . and i m just going to make this on upcoming weekend so delicious.. wow..

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229 Nicole August 9, 2011

Angela, these were AMAZING! I finally made them Sunday night for my boyfriend’s birthday and we were both enamored. This recipe is a gem and you are a beautiful person to share your glow with us daily. Thanks for the burgers and everything else :)

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230 Lea @ Healthy Coconut August 9, 2011

I made these this weekend and we loved it. You are right, this packs plenty of texture and crunch, which is great for veggie burgers.

I should have made double batch, will do that next time. Thanks for this delicious recipe Angela.

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231 Gail Lloyd August 10, 2011

I made these tonight, halving the recipe, and they were by far my favorite homemade burger. This recipe will definately be added to my book of make again, and again recipes. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have been disappointed over and over again with veggie burger recipes. This one is a keeper!

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232 sylvia August 11, 2011

Being vegetarian I definitely will try these. I like my burgers lightly fried but I will try all the
methods. They look very nutritious and are packed with flavours. Thanks for sharing your recipes with us. Oh and I will also try the buns.

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233 Holly Haynes - cutom shower enclosures August 11, 2011

Surprised my neighbours with your veggie burgers and they totally loved them! Great recipes, thank you!
Holly

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234 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 11, 2011

nice! :)

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235 Bridgette April 15, 2012

Hi, I just had to stop by and leave a comment because I made these burgers last night for me and a friend who was visiting and OMG, AMAZING. Really.,… we both liked these even better than meat burgers any day! I will totally make this recipe forever!!!! Thank you!!! I did add a little curry powder to the mix as well…. YUMMMMMMMMMMM

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236 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2012

So glad to hear that Bridgette! Thanks for letting me know :)

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237 Candy April 19, 2012

Have been wondering…. Can the “raw” patties be frozen and cooked at a later time?

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238 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 20, 2012

think Ive heard from readers in the comments who have done this successfully. Just make sure to thaw completely before cooking and it should be fine, but I havent personally tried it myself. Goodluck and let me know how it goes!

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239 Sue Lindbo April 19, 2012

My daughter just gave me the veggie burger recipe. she said it was fabulous. Just one question, do I freeze them uncooked or cooked? Plan to make tommorow night.

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240 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 20, 2012

Im glad to hear your daughter enjoyed the burgers Sue. :)
I think Ive heard from readers in the comments who have frozen the raw patties successfully. Just make sure to thaw completely before cooking and it should be fine, but I havent personally tried it myself so im not 100% sure. you might want to take a look through the comments. Goodluck and let me know how it goes!

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241 Shannon April 26, 2012

I’d like to hug you or shake your hand or write you a thank you note. These were perfect! They stayed together well and made my 4 year old happy. The instructions are thorough and easy to follow. Huge thanks!!!

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242 Tracey May 4, 2012

Omg! Amazing recipe! Tweaked it a bit for my taste buds, but on a toasted bun with a side of sweet potato fries, this is seriously the best veggie burger I’ve had. Thanks for sharing!

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243 Cheryl May 13, 2012

served these at a backyard picnic last night with mostly carnivores. They loved them! They asked me to rename them “awesome burgers” because veggie burgers are mushy and bland.

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244 Danielle Netherton May 14, 2012

Hi,
What do you think would be a good almond and tamari substitute? I have such a hard time with vegan/vegetarian recipes because my son is allergic to all nuts, dairy, soy, goat, sesame seed, kiwi, gluten and egg whites. So whenever it calls for almonds or cashews or soy I don’t know what to do.
Any advice?
TIA
Danielle

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245 Danielle Netherton May 14, 2012

I was thinking cooked chickpeas for the almonds and chickepea miso for the tamari?

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246 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 14, 2012

For the chopped almonds I would just use more sunflower seeds if you want to. Chickpea miso sounds good- I havent personally tried it, but if you like the taste then go for it. Otherwise just omit the tamari add a touch more liquid and then season with salt and other herbs to taste.

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247 Teresa Hulse May 15, 2012

I’m a newbie 2 these deliciously wonderful healthier options of cooking. I wanted 2 tell u how plzd I was 2 stumble onto ur website via Pinterest! I haven’t had much experience in cooking this way, nor tried many recipes yet. But I wanted 2 tell u wat happened 2 me when I was making my first “raw” bread recipe. I added a few “extras” I had on hand which sounded like it would be yummy in the bread recipe, & after putting it together & spreading it on sheets for dehydrater, my friend & I tasted it, & both had the realization that they would b delicious prepared as “veggie burgers”! So we pan-fried them up in some coconut oil, & voila! The best veggie burger I ever knew could b had! We scraped a whole sheet of it off & made into more “burgers” to have later. Very “meaty”, chewy, well formed & stuck together texture. I actually think I could live w/o meat if I had 2 after this cooking adventure. I’m psyched 2 try different variations now. I am wanting 2 make it into a breakfast patty w/ the addition of fresh sage. The main recipe called 4 wheatberries sprouted, namu/shoyu or soysauce, sunflower seeds, & a few other ing. I added pulp from my omega juicer & some pumpkin seeds, & a cpl other things & BAM, Magic! Thx 4 sharing YOUR delicious endeavours! Keep em comin!

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248 Teresa Hulse May 15, 2012

O, we had them on a delicious, healthy whole grain sunflower bread from Aldi’s that was only $1.49. I’ve seen it in the big chain groc store for $3.59. I made a mixture of sliced cherry tomatoes, splash of braggs apple cider vinegar, evoo, chopped cilantro, fresh crushed garlic & a pinch of seasalt to put on the sandwhich, & assembled w/ thinly sliced yellow & red sweet peppers, avocado slices, & spinach leaves. It was as beautiful as it was delicious.

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249 Suz May 15, 2012

Made this recipe for Mother’s Day (my daughter, son-in-law, and I are vegetarian), and they were the best veggie burgers I have made yet. I did pre-bake them, but they stayed together on the grill!!! Reheated leftovers were delicious too. I have yet to try pan frying them. I bit time consuming (most things worth eating are) but I am sure next time will be faster. Those flax eggs are amazing… Thanks for posting! They got an A+!

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250 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012

so glad to hear that Suz!

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251 Matt May 16, 2012

I’m bookmarking this website then promptly NOT looking at it any more tonight. An hour is enough

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252 joblam May 17, 2012

I made these yesterday.
My spin: added nutritional yeast, used cilantro, and opted for eggs (no flax seeds in house).
I topped with Kale pesto – ARGGGH so good.
thanks for sharing.
I look forward to your posts!

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253 Teresa May 24, 2012

Angela,

I love making these. I wanted to make them for my gluten free friend and I have almond meal on hand, you think that would work for a good substitute for bread crumbs?

Thank you and thank you for all your fantastic recipes!

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254 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 24, 2012

Hey Teresa, I think the breadcrumbs help it stick together, so I’m hesitant to say ground almonds would work perfectly. That being said, I think it would still hold up fairly well enough to enjoy them! Let me know if you try it :)

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255 Teresa May 26, 2012

Hi Angela,

Thank you for the quick reply! I made them and they stuck together beautifully. They look just as great as the other times I made them.

Thank you for your help!

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256 Wendy May 26, 2012

Wow. Made these for the first time today! They are fantastic!!

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257 Harper May 28, 2012

So nice to find a Soy-Free recipe for veggie burgers! Love the make ahead plan too, why not.
Thank You!

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258 Sondi May 29, 2012

Looks amazing, I too have been on the quest for a perfect veggie burger. These look good and I love your criteria. I’m sure you saved me from 50 tries at a disappointing veggie burger. :-)

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259 Syl May 29, 2012

I made these tonight…BEST veggie burger ever! Thanks for the recipe!

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260 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012

thats great to hear!

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261 Megan May 31, 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you! These burgers are amazing! It’s been so hard to find a vegan burger recipe that doesn’t fall apart AND tastes great. My partner and I were floored when we took our first bite – so good! Hooray! Thanks for this recipe, and your wonderful blog.

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262 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012

Hey Megan! Thank YOU for your lovely feedback! That makes me so happy. Enjoy

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263 heidi June 1, 2012

Thanks so much for posting these–we love love loved them! (FYI for other parents: kids thought the parsley was too strong, so I’ll cut that down next time…but it was mellower on day two.) The grown-ups, though, liked them more than the huge chipotle black bean burgers from Costco–previously the only kind of meatless burger my husband could tolerate! Yay!

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264 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 2, 2012

Thats a great tip about the parsley and kids…I’ll keep that in mind!

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265 Heather June 4, 2012

I have these in the oven right now!!! I love them so far but i am so stupid and added way too much salt! :(((( i hope they still turn out. i will be making thesse all summer long!! <3

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266 Heather June 4, 2012

they turned out amazing!!!!! i had to have two :) omg i am going to make these all the time. thank you!!! ps my mom 21 yr old brother and his friend loved them too

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267 Heather June 4, 2012

oh and instead of fresh herbs i used spinach and it worked great. also didnt have chili powder on hand so i omited it. it was stil awesome!

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268 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 5, 2012

Thank you Heather, I’m so happy to hear that!

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269 Maryse June 5, 2012

I stumbled onto your blog searching for a veggie burger recipe. I’m so glad I did!!!! My son and I seldom eat meat but my husband prefers meat burgers whenever he has a choice. Since I already had all the ingredients, I made these tonight and let me tell you: THEY WERE THE BEST BURGERS EVER!!!!! My son asked for a second one and even my meat-loving husband declared that they were better than the beef burger!!! Now that’s a compliment! I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog and discover some more gems. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.

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270 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 6, 2012

Thank you Maryse! That is great news :)

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271 Gloria June 13, 2012

I could eat a veggie burger everyday, and everything you mentioned about MUSTS, I agree 100 PERCENT. I don´t like them mushy, I like them firm, I don´t want them crumbling. I do use tofu in mine, and one of my favorites is my portobello tofu burger, which is always PERFECT, but this is one I will definitely try with a few tweaks. Thanks!

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272 Leah June 14, 2012

I made these last night. They’re delicious!!

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273 Kiersten Rowland June 14, 2012

Yum! These came out great…just what I was hankerin’ for. Thank you so much for sharing! Love the blog!

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274 Lynne June 16, 2012

Hi the veggie burger looks good but would you mind giving me Jenny’s contact so I could get the original version as I am not Vegan? would you mind?

Thank you, Lynnie

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275 Heather June 20, 2012

Made these last week- SO PERFECT. Thanks for sharing!

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276 Cath Galvani June 20, 2012

OMG! Just finish eating it.. They were AWESOME!!! I am not a vegetarian so I’ve got to tell you I wasn’t expecting to much out of this recipe (it also was my very first time eating veggie burger..). You definitely convince me on this one!! Wow so freaking good!!! Thank you for sharing these delicious recipes, I can’t wait to try another one!!!!

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277 Katrina June 22, 2012

My son is allergic to soy and nuts. Can you recommend anything to replace them tamari and almonds? Thanks! Can’t wait to try :-)

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278 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 23, 2012

Hey Katrina, I think you can find soy-free tamari, but I’m not sure about the brand. As for the nuts you might be able to get away by using sunflower seeds and finely chopping them.

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279 Heather June 24, 2012

This sounds great! My son was born with cancer and after a bone marrow transplant he has been cancer free for 7 years. I’m a private chef but at home I try to cook very healthy food to help ensure that he will be around for many many more years! Like most 8 year olds he loves burgers. I know this will make both of us happy.

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280 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2012

I hope you both enjoy the burgers Heather! All the best to you both.

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281 pmc June 24, 2012

We had been looking for a good vegan “burger” recipe. Made these last night. Crazy, insanely good. Made it into 6 patties. Used chives instead of parsley. We couldn’t stop thinking/talkiing about them all evening. My guy first thing this morning asked if I’d frozen the rest. I said, “Yes. Do you want me to thaw them for tonight?” We both said yes at the same time. Passing the website on. Fabulous!

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282 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2012

So glad to hear that! Thank you for passing it along :)

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283 mags June 24, 2012

I have a quick question about “1 cup oats, processed into flour* (other flours might work)”

are we suppose to process the oats in a food processor? or can we just add a cup of oats?

Sorry thanks!

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284 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 25, 2012

Yes you are supposed to process the oats into a flour. You can use your food processor or a blender (or just use store bought oat flour) :)

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285 mags June 25, 2012

thanks so much for your quick response! i can’t wait to try them. i am living in Shanghai and it is near impossible to get veggie burgers here…although I can’t complain as their soy/tofu selection is spectacular

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286 Natalie June 24, 2012

I tried these last night and they fell apart, even though I followed the recipe exactly as you wrote it. Any tips? What did I do wrong?

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287 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 25, 2012

Hey Natalie, I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t had that problem before so Im not sure what the culprit could be.

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288 Holly June 27, 2012

These burgers are great! I’m eating one right out of the oven. It’s so nice to find a delicious veggie burger that doesn’t fall apart. Thanks for sharing, Angela!

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289 Shari June 30, 2012

My husband found your website and I am so glad he did. We have made these veggies burgers twice in the past month and I love them. I premade and frozen them to take camping this past week. They were wonderful warmed on the grilled and shared with friends.

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290 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 2, 2012

Thank you! Im posting another veg burger tomorrow too…keep your eyes peeled :) Have fun camping!

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291 Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking July 2, 2012

Hi Angela,

I just made these burgers tonight for my family. Keep in mind my family love loves steaks, when I say that they were GREAT! Everyone really liked them and were so satisified aftewards! I used braggs amino liquid in place of the soy sauce and it was really delicious! I served the burgers on ezekiel english muffin buns which were perfectly hearty and delicious. I also topped them with carmelized onions and jalapeno mustard. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Keep up the great work and recipes..I use your recipes ALL the time!

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292 Angela July 2, 2012

Hello,
These sound super yummy! I’m wondering what I could sub for the bread as I’m trying not to eat it these days. Any suggestions? Thank you!!

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293 Jennifer July 6, 2012

These were so great. Made and froze them for a family bbq and amazingly, NOT just me and my husband ate them – three others ventured to try. They were fantastic. Will be my new go-to veggie burger.

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294 Kylie July 7, 2012

OMG – this is so good. We made tonight along with some creamy avocado potato salad – it made about six patties for me. Thanks!

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295 Tina July 8, 2012

I too have endured failure after failure trying to reach veggie burger nervana. Hopefully this recipe will be my redemption. Will try this very soon. If they taste as wonderful as they look, I’ll be one happy veggie burger eater!

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296 Koko July 13, 2012

LOVELY burger- so crunchy and full of goodness. My parents ate them, my boyfriend ate them, I ate them, and we all loved them. A winner for sure!

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297 kristy July 15, 2012

This the best veggie burger recipe! Iam hooked. thx

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298 Skye July 16, 2012

Just made these but used cannallini beans instead of black beans, they are the best Vegie burgers I’ve made yet .. so Ill be sticking to these ones in future .. thank you =D

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299 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 16, 2012

Thats awesome, so happy you like them Skye!

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300 Allie July 20, 2012

Very good! And filling…i made them too big!

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301 Jamie July 21, 2012

I am curious, where did you get those buns? We don’t have buns like those in my supermarket! Made these, my very first attempt at a veggie burger and they are quite delicious! Thanks!

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302 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 22, 2012

Hey Jamie! They are food for life Ezekiel brand buns, often found in the freezer of the natural food section in many grocery stores. Hope you can locate em! They are very thick & dense but quite nutritious and tasty.

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303 Syl July 26, 2012

OMG! These are SOOOOOO GOOD! My hubby can’t get enough of them and he’s a total meat burger lover. I served them and your turkey zucchini burgers at my daughter’s 3rd birthday party this past weekend and everyone from the kids to my pickiest uncle LOVED them all! Thank you so much for your fantastic recipes!

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304 Syl July 26, 2012

Oops! The turkey burgers aren’t yours. Sorry. Delicious though. ;)

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305 Jessica July 30, 2012

Have you ever used Panko crumbs instead of breadcrumbs in these burgers?

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306 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 30, 2012

Im not sure I have but I cant see why they wouldnt work. You might want to check the comments to see if anyone mentioned panko. goodluck, let me know if you try it out!

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307 Corrina July 31, 2012

Finally made these after book marking this page ages ago. The burgers turned out FANTASTIC! You testing out and perfecting this veggie burger recipe is very much appreciated, Thank you! It’s a keeper.

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308 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2012

Hey Corina, Thanks for your feedback Im so happy you enjoyed it!

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309 Charity August 1, 2012

I tagged these weeks ago & finally made them today. Definitely the best homemade vegan burger I’ve tried! And so much cheaper than buying them.

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310 Katelyn August 1, 2012

I followed the recipe exactly and it came out very well! delicious!
I may try next time with another fresh herb since parsley isn’t my fav, and i added too much liquid when I was blending my beans so my burgers were a little soft in the middle but I dont mind!

Fabulous, thank you!

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311 Lenti August 3, 2012

I’m from South Africa and my husband and I have recently changed to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. These veggie burgers look great but I must ask you what “flax” is. Is it the same as flax seeds? I know that eggs are usually a no-no in the vegan diet but if I were to add eggs, how many should I use?

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312 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 3, 2012

Yup, flax seed :) I grind it up in my vitamix or you can buy it pre-ground. I’m not sure about using eggs, but I do think a reader has commented before saying she used a couple eggs successfully.

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313 Caitlyn August 3, 2012

Can you post or maybe email me what Jenny’s original recipe was. I am not vegan so I would love her vegetarian version. Thanks!

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314 Theresia August 4, 2012

I have been looking for good veggie burger recipes for quite a while. I have tried quinoa burgers, Lentil burgers and other veggie burgers. However, they all crumbled or fell apart completely.

Today I tried your recipe. It’s a bit more work but it is worth it. I baked them in the oven and they came out perfectly crispy and tasty, and…..in one piece. They are the best up till now….

Thank you for making my day!

Theresia

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315 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 5, 2012

I’m so glad you enjoy the burgers Theresia!

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316 Kathleen August 6, 2012

I read this yesterday, and made it today! I added 3 inner stalks of celery w/leaves and used green onions instead of yellow to brighten the flavor. To save time I loosely pulverized the carrots and celery in my food processor and chopped the almonds in my little coffee grinder. I didn’t pre-cook the onions and garlic. Smashing them flat and cooking them on the stove on med. heat worked great! I plan to make them for tacos next time with avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, and spicy salsa. So delicious thanks to all your experimentation!

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317 Stacie August 7, 2012

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for months now and finally did this past weekend. These were by far the best veggie burgers I’ve ever tasted. I vow to never buy another frozen veggie burger. My 20 month-old son gobbled one up too, saying “yum, yum” the whole time he ate it! Thank you for all the great recipes. You are an inspiration!

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318 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 7, 2012

Hey Stacie, So glad to hear this! Thanks for letting me know.

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319 Lauren August 9, 2012

These are so good! I have MS and am on a strict gluten / dairy free diet and it is so wonderful when I can find amazing recipes like this one! Now I can finally eat burgers again, so thanks :-)

PS. I used cilantro instead of parsley because I had it in the frig and it went well with the black bean theme!

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320 Mischell August 10, 2012

Thank you so much for this recipe! I have tried too many to count recipes for veggie burgers and while they are tasty, the texture isn’t there! These are perfect:) I subbed a few things only because I was using what I had in my cupboard but stayed within the same ingredient type. Yum o!!

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321 Roben-Marie Smith August 10, 2012

I made these this week and they were so delicious! Thanks so much! :)

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322 Deb August 11, 2012

Looks great! Do you know what I could substitute for the sunflower seeds??? I’m allergic. Thanks!

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323 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 12, 2012

maybe chopped walnuts?

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324 Sue August 16, 2012

These look really good. I’m going to have to try this. My cousin says they are the best veggie burgers she has ever tried.

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325 Shauna August 18, 2012

By far, best veggie burgers I have ever had!!

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326 Megan August 18, 2012

I must say Im a little hesitant because I dont like eating bread on a bun. These seem very carb based…

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327 Hailey August 20, 2012

Tried these last night. They tasted completely amazing. Though, in the pan they mostly fell apart. I had dry black beans in the beginning and I’m thinking maybe they weren’t cooked enough to create a mushy ‘meaty’ kind of stickiness. I also threw a bit of left over rice in them which may have dried them out. Thoughts?

I also subbed sunflower for pumpkin seeds – it was great.

I had a few meat eaters over for dinner who had never had a veg burger before. Weren’t they lucky to have a tasty one on their first time! haha :)

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328 Ami August 20, 2012

Thank you so much for the amazing recipe! I made these for the third time tonight and I have enjoyed them so much that I made a big batch to freeze! Also, I made them for a cookout recently and they were a hit. GREAT recipe!

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329 Laura August 21, 2012

These are absolutely AMAZING! So so good…I’m in love. This was the first of about 100 recipes you have that I want to try, and I’m not even vegan, although I’m seriously considering it now! So excited to try some more :)
P.S. I voted for Oh She Glows for the 2012 Veggie Awards! Good luck!!

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330 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 22, 2012

Thank you Laura! Glad you enjoyed the burgers :)

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331 Molly August 21, 2012

I finally made these for dinner tonight. They are totally worth a little bit of effort! It’s really not hard to make, and way above frozen. Even my 20 month old and 4 year loved them- and they are the thoughest critics!

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332 Sharon August 22, 2012

My 5 year old granddaughter and I just made these. Though she was having fun making them, she was sure they were going to taste “gross”. I let her do the final mixing with her hands – she licked her fingers to clean them off, not realizing she was going to have to taste this “gross stuff”. Her eyes got huge as she said “Oh, these are great!” I could hardly get her to quit eating the mix before it was cooked! They are awesome, Angela!!!! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

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333 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 23, 2012

Hey Sharon, I’m so happy to hear that, thanks for letting me know!

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334 Pandy August 23, 2012

I just made these for lunch and I can vouch that this is the best veggie burger I’ve eaten (and I’ve eaten quite a few). Thank you so much.

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335 Dalia August 23, 2012

Made these tonight (after my daughter and I made the addictive pumpkin donuts). Like every recipe I’ve tried from this blog, fabulous! Angela, your recipes are wonderful. Thank you.

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336 Kayla Kruger August 28, 2012

Tried these tonight for dinner in a wrap with sliced avocado, grated carrot and baby spinach with trickle of lemon juice, absolutely delicious!
You inspired me to become vegan and i have been going strong for almost two weeks! i feel amazing, sitting in lectures i find i my concentration has improved a lot! and i have so much fun trying all your recipes. I even sat and ate a bean, spinach and hummus sandwich whilst the rest of my family scoffed down egg and mayonnaise sandwiches on a picnic. They think I’m crazy!
Keep up the great work :)

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337 Laura August 28, 2012

We just made and devoured these tonight… I was so happy that my “meat-eating” fiancé enjoyed them :) Thanks, Angela!

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338 laura August 29, 2012

i’ve been following your blog for over a year now and this is my first comment… i just have to say these burgers are nothing short of MAGICAL. like talking dolphins and unicorns dancing in your cereal bowl magical!!!! you have no idea how long i have been searching for a burger like this!! it’s absolutely perfect and i’m drooling thinking about it. i’d completely given up and i wasn’t even going to try this one but so many of your recipes have changed my mind, so i gave it a shot.

……. i love you angie. i really really do

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339 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2012

I love you too Laura! thanks for making my day.

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340 Timmy August 31, 2012

Glad you didn’t include tofu. Not a fan ether. Tofu full of soy. Soy is super bad for you.

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341 Catriona August 31, 2012

I bookmarked this recipe a while ago, and made it tonight. Talk about delicious! Dense, flavorful and *not crumbly*. Absolutely perfect, way to go. The flax “egg” didn’t achieve a gelatinous texture (what I assume it was supposed to do) but I threw it in anyway, I was a little concerned because the mix seemed really dry, but once I had it properly blended, it was perfect. I pan fried two, and put the rest on parchment paper to freeze, I’ll bag them once they’re frozen.
I had mine with some sweet vidalia onion jam (recipe fromThe Chew), and it was incredible.

Bravo!

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342 Allison M. Dickson September 3, 2012

Just wanted to report back after trying this recipe. My family and I LOVED them! Finding a good veggie burger in the store is so impossible, so this recipe was a godsend. Instead of flax for the “eggs,” we used chia seed, since it was all we had. Worked great. The kids loved them as well! I cooked on my electric griddle, but next time, I’d like to try baking them in the oven or putting them on the grill.

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343 Matthew Coyle September 4, 2012

Thanks for such a great recipe. I switched to garbanzo beans instead of black beans and added only brewers yeast to your recipe. We top them with a spread made from fresh basil, feta cheese and mayo. Have lost track of how many people haves stated its the best veggie burger they have ever had or I don’t like veggie burgers but like this one. Thanks again and I share this site when asked.

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344 Azita September 10, 2012

It was more work than I thought making these veggie burgers, but it was definitely worth it:):):) I served these to my Mom (who is a carnivore), and she thought they tasted better than meat!! Thank you so much for sharing, this delicious recipe will be a stayer on my dinner menu:)

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345 Tana P September 18, 2012

Our family has recently gone vegan (after watching Forks over Knives) and I’ve been searching for a veggie burger that sounded good. Stumbled across your recipe and I’m sooooo glad we did!!! I made them tonight and everyone was very pleased :) They are filling and quite delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

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346 Rhondy September 21, 2012

New to your website and am enjoying the culinary appeal. I was excited to find your burger recipe. Although a raw foodist, I was hoping I might convert the burgers by possibly using sprouted black beans and replacing the bread crumbs with almond meal. What would you suggest? I would love to have “a go to” veggie burger for my family/friends and not fully converted raw vegan husband. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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347 Salvatore September 24, 2012

Thanks for the great recipe! We just has these for dinner and they were amazing!!
We’ve tried a few veggie burgers in the past, but none were worth the effort to make again.
We will definitely be mak long these again!!

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348 spaceranger September 26, 2012

Holy moly.

Thank you for these. I’ve been vegetarian for 20 years so have eaten a lot of veggie burgers over the years (homemade and commercially prepared). I just ate one of these veggie burgers hot off of the skillet with a little veganaise and some pickles and it was the best veggie burger I’ve ever had. Really. (And I’m kind of stoked that it came out of my kitchen.)

Also of note, I’m pregnant right now so am extra picky about what I eat. I feel so good about every single ingredient in these, and that just doesn’t happen very often for me. Even a lot of vegan recipes I see have stuff in them I don’t want to eat (or feed my family). We often end up eating super super simply prepared foods around here because I’m not good at making my own recipes and I don’t want to eat what I see in recipes I read. So, I’m a little bit in love with your website right now. There’s so much here I want to try, and everything I have tried so far has been super healthful and downright delicious.

Now I’m off to make some chia seed jam!

Thank you!

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349 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 27, 2012

I’m so happy to hear that, thank you so much for your comment! I hope you enjoy many recipes to come. :)

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350 spaceranger September 27, 2012

Last night I fed these to my husband and toddler, and they both loved them too. After dinner we had banana soft serve swirled with peanut butter and strawberry chia seed jam. We’re eating a whole lot of Oh-She-Glows food around here–and *loving it*!

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351 Anne September 26, 2012

I am thrilled to give these a shot! My hubby, who recently went vegan with me still gives me a hard time about the horrendous veggie burgers I made years ago that tasted like crunchy, salty oatmeal. Question for you though: any suggestions for substituting the almonds? Our son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame (along with egg and shellfish). I was thinking maybe chopped mushrooms and barley or something, but I’m worried about the mush-factor. Love your site! It has been so helpful and inspiring:-)

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352 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 27, 2012

You can probably omit them or sub with more seeds? :)

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353 Melanie Goad September 28, 2012

I didn’t have almonds so I just upped the sunflower seeds.

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354 Molly September 27, 2012

Total HIT!!!
I made these last night for a bbq for our “healthy, organic” bunch of friends. No one touched them at first because they thought they were store bought…! but once they found out the veggie burgers were home-made, they dove in! And man, did they dive in. Everyone LOVED these! I milled the nuts in my coffee grinder and added cilantro and basil instead of parsley (its what was in my fridge/garden) :) Would def make these again. Thanks for the recipe!

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355 Melanie Goad September 27, 2012

This is by far my favorite vegan food right now. I am having so much fun with it.

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356 Kathleen Parker October 4, 2012

Made my first batch of Perfect Veggie Burgers, and they are delicious! The batter was so tasty, and they are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, after being baked. Looking forward to not having to buy the boxed burgers!

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357 Stephanie October 5, 2012

I tried making these last week, but they ended up being super crumbly :( I couldn’t make them stick into patties and after 20 minutes and making only 3 decent ones I gave up and threw the rest of the mixture away. I have no idea what I did wrong, I followed the recipe, except for the flax egg, which I replaced with 2 normal eggs. These looked so good, it was quite disappointing; I might try making them again some time though… I just need to get over my failure haha.

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358 Tahirih October 5, 2012

I made this tonight and they were delicious! Yum…definitely the best veggie burgers I’ve made so far. Crispy on the outside, firm in the middle. The best! My kids even loved them and they’re my hardest critics. Thanks so much for posting this!

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359 Melissa Gurba October 7, 2012

I made these last night and we were not disappointed. My husband and I both thought these were the best vegan burgers I have made yet. They are hearty. They hold together very well, they did not dry out in the oven. These are the Best Vegan Burgers In the Whole World!

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360 Kamal October 7, 2012

These are excellent. The recipe is flexible too–I added shredded zucchini and red bell pepper along with the carrot and it’s great. If I wanted to freeze them do you think I should cook them first? Or just throw them in the freezer in patty form and take them out and fry em up?

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361 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 8, 2012

I’ve tried both methods and recently discovered that I prefer to cook them first cool then freeze. You can wrap them in tin foil and just pop them in the oven to reheat. A reader told me this trick recently!

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362 Trudy October 12, 2012

Bwa ha ha ha ha
as dead a a burger on a Mc Donald’s grill, that is friggin hilarious

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363 Nicole Pelletier October 13, 2012

OOOOOOOOHMYGOD! These are the BEST veggie burgers I have ever had in my entire life. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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364 Christine October 21, 2012

If I have oat flour that’s already processed, how much should I use? I’m guessing 1 cup of whole oats equals around 1/2 cup of oat flour?

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365 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 22, 2012

They are almost equal so sub 1:1 is fine.

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366 Manon October 22, 2012

These are AMAZING! I just made them last night, and had one for lunch today – I can’t thank you enough for this recipe. I have never had a good veggie burger and these are the BEST I’ve ever had!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

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367 Deb October 28, 2012

I can’t eat beans, (don’t care for them anyway, so it’s not a big deal). What would you suggest for a substitution to keep the proper consistency? The rest of the recipe sounds wonderful.
Thanks!

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368 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012

maybe lentils processed up a bit?

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369 Jenna October 28, 2012

Just made these and the turned out amazing! thanks for sharing your experiences and great food ideas!

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370 Anne Marie October 28, 2012

I made these burgers for the 374th time tonight (I really don’t know if that is an exaggeration or an estimate!) and of course, they were absolutely delicious. I’ve been meaning to comment for the longest time now, to finally thank you for creating the perfect veggie burger. :)

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371 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2012

It sounds like I need you as a recipe tester! hah. So happy you enjoy the burgers :)

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372 Cheeku Bhasin November 2, 2012

These burgers look amazing. I have posted a link to your fabulous recipe under my own recipe for veggie burgers, do take a look when you have a chance. I have also recently published a cookbook on healthy Indian food.
https://cook2jhoom.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/i-love-a-good-veggie-burger/

Best wishes,
Cheeku Bhasin

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373 dawn s November 11, 2012

your veggie burger recipe is terrific.My son scott said he loved it too!amazing!Thank you!

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374 andrea November 12, 2012

What is flax eggs?

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375 Marie November 14, 2012

Hi Angela,
I have a quick question before I make these on Saturday:)
I noticed in the photos that there are whole oats in the mix but the recipe calls for oat flour. Did you put rolled oats in there or are my eyes playing tricks on me??

Thanks!
Marie.

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376 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 14, 2012

Hey Marie, Sorry for the confusion! That pic was taken from a previous trial.

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377 Michelle November 25, 2012

Perfect is right! These are awesome!! Thanks for posting…luv

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378 Jasmina November 26, 2012

What can I say except I LOVE YOU!!! I still have to make this recipe which I will do so tonight after I take a quick snooze. I just love the fact that you gave quick tips on how to substitute items you might not have handy which is awesome for me! I don’t have to go grocery shopping for a new recipe. I’ve been trying this new vegan diet but every ingredient is like a treasure hunt so THANK YOU for making this recipe stress free!!!!!

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379 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 27, 2012

Thank you for your kind comment Jasmina! So glad you enjoyed them :)

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380 Radhika Sarohia December 10, 2012

Did not have half the ingredients on hand and I added way too much cumin by mistake but these still came out well…can’t wait to try them properly according to the recipe :)

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381 carol k December 11, 2012

if you are not vegan this mix makes a great filling for puff pastry veggie “sausage rolls” to serve at parties etc.. love it as burgers too. It is the best recipe.

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382 Nancy Nurse December 11, 2012

Made these and froze them. They’re perfect for whenever you want a burger. So far, this is my favorite burger, but there’s STILL something missing; not quite sure what it is for my taste, but it needs just a bit more “bite” in the flavor as well as the texture (although this is one of the better textures yet); just be sure to make the patties really thin or they can still be a bit mushy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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383 Deb December 26, 2012

I’ve recently been eating lots more protein in the way of meat to put on weight. I know beans etc have lots of protein, but I’m not that partial to them. This is definitely a huge success for me and my veggie partner and it means I can go back to eating less meat. The flavour and texture of the veggie burger is gorgeous. I can honestly say we are both enjoying them and they freeze perfectly. I really appreciate the recipe.

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384 Jacki December 29, 2012

There are a few things I compare to a unicorn; do they really exist? The perfect veggie burger is one of those things. These sound wonderful and I can assure you, if they are, I will spend as much time as needed to make enough to stash away for future munches.
Thank you (and Jenny) for the recipe. I can’t wait to make these :)

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385 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 31, 2012

hahah love this comment.

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386 Sofía December 31, 2012

Hi Angela! Greetings from Buenos Aires! I have to say I’ve tried many of your recipes and enjoyed them all! These burgers and the frozen chocolate/avocado cake being 2 of my favourites! I was inspired by some vegan burgers I had while visiting my brother in Paris earlier this year, and tried adding some cinnamon to the recipe (quite a bit actually cause I’m a big cinnamon fan, hehe). They are AWESOME!!! thanks for sharing!!! Also looking forward to your new vegan how to series! I’m a vegetarian, but try to be as vegan as possible… Baby steps I say! :)

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387 Cynthia January 5, 2013

I love all of your recipes, but this one is hands down my favorite. Everyone I make them for (especially the meat-loving skeptics) are always surprised at how hearty and flavorful they are. THANK YOU!

Also: I use almond flour instead of oats and it is yuuuummy.

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388 Jen January 5, 2013

Made these tonight and they were delicious. They are a perfect veggie burger!

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389 Holly January 7, 2013

Angela, thank you for this recipe. I’m planning on making a double batch and freezing them. Also… spending a lot of time on your site this week, as you are an inspiration for trying to eat more REAL food. In my almost 10 years of vegetarianism, I’ve leaned on faux meats way too much, and I feel like I should be providing my body more real non-process ingredients. So thank you for all that you do and all that you provide here. I really do appreciate it.

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390 Justine514 January 8, 2013

I masse these last night and they were as chewy, crunchy and tasty as promised. Thanks for the great post!

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391 Rebecca Stucki January 10, 2013

Ooh, excellent! I’m eating them right now! I wish I had bought some buns to try them on, but they are great “straight up” with pickles, ketchup and mustard. I might try them with sauteed mushrooms, too. Can’t wait to feed these to my omni family!

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392 Alexxa Farrelly January 12, 2013

Does anyone have the nutrition information calculated already? :)

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393 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 13, 2013

I think someone did post it in the comments – might be worth a scan through!

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394 Danielle January 17, 2013

These are so freaking good! I’m eating one right now on a bun with sriracha, homemade spicy hummus and spicy pickles! I had to come and tell you how much my hubby and I enjoy them! I made a double batch this time and am glad I still have some in the freezer! Thanks for all of your awesome recipes!

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395 Krysta January 18, 2013

Hi Angela, I wanted to take this opportunity to say hello and introduce myself. I’ve been following you for just about a year now and I am really enjoying all your creative recipes. Thank you! I tried this recipe last week and it was a big hit with me and my son, he even asked me this week to make it again. You can’t ask for more then that ;) Happy New Year and I look forward to more of your creative genius!

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396 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 18, 2013

It’s a pleasure to meet you Krysta! Thanks for your feedback on the recipe…so glad you and your son enjoyed it!

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397 Sarah January 19, 2013

I was wondering can I use another type of bread for this recipe as I don’t have ezikel bread . Plus am confused about what oats I should be using, I have oatmeal at home and wondering if that would work ?

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398 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2013

I used rolled, old fashioned oats. hope this helps!

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399 Jenn January 19, 2013

I’ve made these twice now and they have great flavor. But I can’t keep them from crumbling apart. It’s happended both times. Ive followed the recipe exactly. I’m not sure what Im doing wrong!

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400 Clea January 20, 2013

These look amazing. I am making them tonight. Would you bake and then freeze or freeze them precooked?

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401 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 21, 2013

I would bake them first, cool, and then freeze :)

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402 Clea January 21, 2013

Thanks for the tip. The burgers turned out great! I also have tried several recipes and nave not found “the one” until I tried these. Thanks for the recipe!

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403 Wendy January 21, 2013

ok, so i have been wanting to try a homemade veggie burger for quite a while. tonight was my first attempt, and i must thank you for doing all the taste testing and work on this recipe. it was absolutely delicious, and i will never eat another premade veggie burger again. the texture is fabulous, and the spices were perfect. thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

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404 Lauren January 22, 2013

Made these tonight……omg…..so good! There is no need to ever eat meat when there’s a replacement that’s as good, or in this case better! My 6 year old and 18 year old loved them too. Topped them with all the traditional burger fixings! Thank you from Dorchester, Ontario.

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405 Sarah January 22, 2013

Wow… my compliments to the recipe creator…. this truly is the perfect veggie burger. SO good. I just made a batch and then cooked one up for myself. Had it with a skinny flax bun, bbq sauce, lettuce and tomato. Yum! im so excited to have found this recipe!

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406 Belen January 29, 2013

Hello! Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for this wonderful website you’ve got full of delicious recipes and great resources. My family and I (husband and son) decided we would go vegan last year and if it wasn’t for your recipes, I am not sure we would have made it. My husband was super skeptcial at first but everytime I tried one of your recipe he was happy and in awe of how delicious a plant-based menu could be. I have even gotten my picky two-year old to eat some of your recipes. We eat these burgers almost every week and the lentil loaf on special ocassions (we love it). I made the avocado pasta last night… my son devoured it. You are a great inspiration, thank you so much for helping me and my family change our lives in such a positive way. I will continue sharing your website with vegans and nonvegans alike!

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407 Belen January 29, 2013

Oh… and by the way, I made these last week with beet root instead of carrots (I had no carrots) and they were DELICIOUS.

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408 Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2013

Hi Belen, Aw thank you! So happy to hear that the recipes are being enjoyed :) Thanks for spreading the word!

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409 Chanda February 4, 2013

These were a great hit tonight! Thank you for the recipe. I did use eggs instead of flax eggs. I will have to try that next time. :)

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410 Shoshanna February 6, 2013

Hi! What a GREAT recipe! Made a whole batch last night – I froze most of them (will see how they last), and my husband and I took the rest to work today.

I made them over the stove, and I love that they don’t taste like they were deep-fried.

I doubled your recipe, and substituted chickpeas for beans, dill for parsley, and real eggs (what I had in the house). Absolutely scrumptious.

Thank you, thank you! :)

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411 Adrienne February 8, 2013

Thank you for such a great recipe. It’s a snow day today (yippee) and I decided to make this recipe as a treat for my daughter and husband ( and myself of course!). They were delish!!!! My husband despises mushy burgers and these were the first I’ve made that were a hit. We paired it with a vegan Cesar and your lighten- up crispy baked fries. Mmmmmmmm. Thanks for a fabulous lunch on our snow day :-)

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412 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 10, 2013

Hi Adrienne, Im so glad you enjoyed them! We had a snow day too :)

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413 Heather February 8, 2013

I’m a little torn on these, I think maybe it’s too much bread crumbs. Kind of a bread on bread texture when put into a bun, but I do like the flavor and all the nuts and seeds!

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414 Katie February 12, 2013

These look amazing! I am not sure if you already answered this somewhere in here, but I couldn’t find it. I am allergic to almonds but not other nuts- could I substitute maybe walnuts instead?
Thanks!
Katie

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415 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 13, 2013

I can’t see why that wouldn’t work! I’m sure it’s fine. Enjoy :) and let me know how it turns out!

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416 Nancy February 13, 2013

This is like a vegan test kitchen! I’m so glad I found this site!!!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

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417 Mary J. Robbins February 15, 2013

I just made these veggie burgers for the second time. They are so good I can’t stand to be without them! I have only been a vegetarian for six months and I was disappointed with my choices in the grocery store. I tried other recipes, as well. Having a supply of these in the freezer really helps me with my commitment to vegetarianism and that gives me peace of mind. Thank you!

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418 Brian Wald February 16, 2013

Absolutely loved this recipe. We were looking for a way to use the pulp from our juicer, and instead of the shredded carrots, the pulp (carrots, beets and celery) seemed to work just fine.

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419 Penny February 16, 2013

OMG!!! Thank you so much!!! I´m going to try this recipe ASAP… looks yummy!

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420 Jennifer C. February 19, 2013

Best. Burgers. Ever. Served these to a long time vegan (I’m leaning there myself) and these made me look like I knew what I was doing! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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421 Ellen Lederman February 20, 2013

These are as perfect as you promised! Thanks to you, we have permanently kicked the Morningstar/Boca processed burger habit!

Only tweak I will make is adding some smoked chipotle powder next time.

Pan fried as you suggested.

Love this recipe and your blog!

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422 sarah February 25, 2013

I am very happy to report that this recipe delivers as promised! Having had more than a few disappointing attempts at making a veggie burger I refused to get my hopes up this time around. Much to my delight I now have a recipe for veggie burgers that cook through, don’t crumble at all, are firm and crispy on the out side and can be frozen and thawed without issue.

I don’t tolerate oats so I swapped out the oat flower for brown rice flower and used 3 real eggs and they were still great.

Thanks Angela!

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423 jessica February 25, 2013

i loved these. it was hard to not eat all of it at once! i pan fried them. thank you thank you!!!

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424 Maxine Sukenik February 26, 2013

Frying is the only way to go. I got only 5 burgers out of the recipe, because my super carnivore husband needs to feel like he is eating a manly burger. Because they were so thick, I microwaved them for a couple of minutes after the outer portion was crispy and nicely browned, to be sure that the center was hot, since I had assembled the patties the day before, and they went to the frying pan from the refrigerator. He loved them, and he doesn’t love anything I make. I stored the left over burgers in the freezer, and I will thaw and microwave for lunches. YUM!

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425 Trisha M March 1, 2013

I made these last night and oh my goodness, heaven in my mouth! I LOVE the texture, everything works so well together! The only thing I changed was instead of parsley I used cilantro because I’m obsessed with it. I fed one last night to a carnivore friend and she said it changed her life a bit :)
I’ve made some really tasty veggie patties in the past, but they’re always mushy and fall out of the bun, etc etc. Delicious or no, the falling apart was annoying.
This recipe, the consistency is perfect.
I will be making these again and again, thank you so much!

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426 Yvonne March 2, 2013

Hello Angela,
I have made these burgers twice now, and they are so good. I eat them with some lettuce, tomato, cheese and avacado – no bun.
I made them again today and copletely forgot to add the seeds ad nuts, but they still taste great.
Thank you for a great vegan burger, and other vegan recipes.
.

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427 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 3, 2013

I’m so happy you enjoy them Yvonne!

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428 Anna March 2, 2013

I made these tonight and they were delicious! Given that I had to make quite a few substitutions, I think the star of the recipe is the sunflower seeds! I used chickpeas for the black beans, rice for the oat flour, skipped the almonds, and used celery leaves for the parsley. Because I didn’t have the black beans, I went with another writer’s idea and used basil (dried), along with cumin and few dashes of fennel seeds. Crunchy and oh so good! Glad I made a full batch for myself – lunch for the next few days of 12-hour shifts. Thanks!

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429 Anna March 2, 2013

Forgot to say I made them in the oven. Worked just fine.

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430 JennyC March 5, 2013

You are darn right about these being the perfect veggie burger!!! My son has even requested I make him a batch to take back to school with him. I will definitely be keeping a batch of these in hand. Thank you for such a great recipe.

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431 Loren March 10, 2013

I made these the other night…verdict? So good! I made a few modifications though (wanted to use what I already had on hand): used whole wheat flour instead of oat flour, pecans instead of almonds, 3 slices olive bread loaf instead of bread crumbs, sesame seeds instead of sunflower, peas instead of grated carrot, pinto beans instead of black. The whole wheat flour probably made these more dense, but they were still great! I used leftover patties for breakfast borrito’s (heated in skillet, then crumbled).

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432 Shannon Morgan March 11, 2013

I love to cook, but as I was making these I thought to myself, this is a lot of prep work for veggie burgers. When they were done, I realized it was so worth it. They are delicious! The best I’ve had. Next time I will double the recipe and freeze them into burgers and “meat”balls. Yummy!

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433 Kerry's World March 11, 2013

I made these last night for the first time and they were fantastic! I forgot to mush up the beans and that turned out to be good. I added more spice including cayenne, and they were wonderful. Cooked in the oven for 15 minutes, and on the grill at 350 for 4 more minutes on each side.Topped them with guacamole, onions, lettuce – YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

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434 Kelli March 14, 2013

Angela,
Have you had any luck making veggie burgers with tempeh? I’m looking for a good tempeh recipe?
PS: Your quinoa lentil salad with lemon tahini dressing and your apple walnut lentil loaf are two of my favorite things on the planet and regular staples at our house. Thank you!!!
Kelli

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435 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2013

Hi Kelli, I’m sorry I don’t have any tempeh recipes (not a big fan of the taste personally) Glad you are enjoying the recipes!

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436 Carmen March 21, 2013

Do you think the recipe will work with carrot pulp leftover from juicing instead of shredded carrot? I’m trying to find recipies for all my juicer pulp!

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437 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 21, 2013

I’m sorry I am not sure…let me know if you try it out!

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438 Brighde Reed March 21, 2013

Hi Angela,

I have been leading 15 or my colleagues through a 30 day vegan challenge. I recommended your blog to them as a resource for recipes and it was a total hit with them. They came across these burgers and I think they were their favorites. A huge hit with children. I made them tonight and they are a fantastic texture. I can’t believe how well they binded!

Thanks for everything you do.

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439 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 21, 2013

Thank you, I appreciate it so much! Goodluck with the challenge :)

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440 Sara March 22, 2013

Eating these now, I used some bell pepper and celery too….omg….I just ate .2. I have NO selfcontrol with these…. Thank you for this awesomness! Also, I never used flax eggs before, it was super easy. What else can you stick thosein I wonder??

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441 Melissa March 26, 2013

Tastes delicious, I love it! The only thing is that mine fell apart quite easily, but I don’t mind because they are so damn good

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442 Liz March 26, 2013

I made these for dinner last night, and they were amazing! They were better than any veggie burger I have had, chocked full of nutrition, and held together nicely. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

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443 Kain March 29, 2013

I just want to let you know I made these for the first time today, and they were absolutely wonderfully.
And by absolutely wonderful I mean that my two room mates, my manager, my co-worker, my grandmother, and my sister all loved them as well.
Mind you out of all the above I’m the only vegetarian.
Great recipe, thank you.

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444 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 29, 2013

Hey Kain, That’s great! Thanks for letting me know :)

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445 [email protected] March 29, 2013

I made this recipe last Saturday but they all went into the freezer so I didn’t have a chance to taste one until yesterday and I thought it was very tasty (ate it on top of half a cup of brown rice flavored with Mexican spices). By the way, they freeze great uncooked (my Mom’s idea–we cooked together and made a double batch and half went home with me). So I just pan fried it (with cooking spray) when I needed one (should have thawed it first but I was hungry). My calculations came to 265 calories per burger but I think the high count was due to the ready-made bread crumbs. Next time I’ll make homemade bread crumbs like you did. I’m working on losing weight so want to get the calorie count closer to 200. Thanks for the recipe. No more Morningstar for me!

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446 Naomi Call March 30, 2013

Just wanted to share another option for a good burger. I do strive to limit intake of quinoa these days due to the issues now in Peru with indigenous people not having enough. Though, having said that I don’t think there is a better option for burger texture. I also like having a burger look more like the traditional burger for clients who are really looking for this! Check out our recipe/entree link at ameatfreemonth.org when you have time and let us know what you think! We are sharing your link for your Green Pesto recipe with our folks that are going meat free for a month! Each day they get a recipe in their in box that is gluten, sugar & soy free and vegan! I appreciate your enthusiasm!! We’ll hopefully share more of your creations in the future!

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447 Jennifer Michele April 1, 2013

Over the last few years, I’ve searched every so often for a great veggie burger recipe that is NOT one which essentially mocks a traditional burger because for me personally, those tend to be spongy, and usually don’t taste very good; for me, a great veggie burger is one which recognizes that a great veggie burger is a unique blend of ingredients with a large variety of textures and tastes which are collectively unique, and delicious, of course. And after experiencing a truly awesome veggie burger from a local restaurant where I live, I’ve since searched for a recipe which could simulate that. Well, this recipe has met that standard…..it’s a well rounded source of veggies, grains, and great tasting protein sources. The texture is perfect and I loved the variety of nutty ingredients like the toasted sunflower seeds and almonds along with the variety of ingredients that provide multiple protein sources so the recipe also manages to provide for a well rounded meal. My personal favorite preparation of this burger was on a honey whole grain bun with sliced avocado on top. Never been a fan of most condiments ie ketchup/mayo/mustard so the avocado-perfectly ripe-provided the slight bit of extra moisture to create veggie burger bliss!!! I prepared mine by processing the whole oats as recommended, processing 3 slices of Ezekial bread, and preparing them in a skillet/stove top with just enough olive oil in the pan to enable the burgers to get nice and crispy/crusty throughout the outer layer. I’ve never been happier with any other veggie burger, and I thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. I’m now proud to share this recipe with all my friends – vegan or not! Thanks for all the additional tips through the preparation process – was most helpful. With this recipe, I don’t feel I’m missing anything having eliminated animal products from my diet recently. Who could – vegan or not! Sincerely, Jennifer

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448 Lacey Hill April 2, 2013

I finally got around to making this and it was a big hit. My non-vegan friends were even going for seconds. Thank You!

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449 Julie April 14, 2013

I tried these last week and loved them! Tonight, I’m using this batter to make vegan meatballs for my spaghetti.

My oldest son, perhaps the pickiest eater in the world, LOVES your recipes. Thank you!

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450 Shannon Cassidy April 17, 2013

Good morning! I am new to your website, having gotten on the internet one morning determined to find a homemade alternative to Boca burgers, which have just never done it for me. Since I found this recipe I have made it every Sunday afternoon for lunches to take to work. I LOVE THESE. They fill me up physically and emotionally, and after I warm up one at work, people comment on the lovely smells for hours. I have also become quite addicted to your almond milk and make that every few days. When friends ask me why my almond milk separates, and their store bought doesn’t, I explain it to them, which then prompts a request for the recipe or your website. I have become one of your biggest fans. THANK YOU for all that you do for us out here.

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451 Leah April 19, 2013

I want to bring these to a work grill out.. should i completely cook them at home, and bring them to warm up on the grill? what would work best?

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452 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 21, 2013

Hi Leah, I would pre-bake them for about 15 minutes in the oven (350F) let them cool and then pack them once cooled. They will hold together better on the grill this way. enjoy!

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453 Kathy April 22, 2013

I had been making the same old black bean burger recipe for a couple of years now – they are good, but I was looking for something different. Wow, so glad I found this recipe! I just made them, and we are eating them straight out of the pan! SOOOO good! I was worried, because the mixture seemed dry, and I thought they might not hold together, but they did and they are delicious. Thank you for another awesome recipe!!!!!

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454 Tammy April 28, 2013

These are great! Thanks so much for the recipe. I’ve made my second batch- they do great stored in the freezer and are a super quick fix from there. I have a little barbeque sauce on them and they are fab! Thanks for all your recipes. I’ve sent several friends to your website. Keep the recipes coming!!

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455 Rekha May 1, 2013

Hi
I was bowled over by the recipe, feedack and pictures so planning to make these for fri night for friends, Can I prepare the burger on previous day and store in frige to cook on Friday? Also can I chop all for the red cabbage ginger slaw side the prev night and store in fridge?

Cheers
Rekha

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456 Hanna May 2, 2013

These are delicious! I was searching for a veggie burger recipe I could make (sort of on a whim) with the ingredients I have at home, but no Google searches produced any satisfying results. But after I remembered Oh She Glows, I knew exactly where to go. Your recipes are high quality and reliable but also feasible for someone who doesn’t want to buy out of the ordinary ingredients. I also feel confident that they are very healthy, which is imperative in my opinion! I froze 8 and will be looking forward to eating them.

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457 dee May 2, 2013

Can you process all the ingredients together in the food processor before combining?

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458 Lianne May 8, 2013

Angela,

I wanted to say thank you so much for this recipe! It was so yummy! Flavorful yet healthy, I couldn’t ask for more. I’ll be trying the chickpea burger next :)

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459 Alison May 10, 2013

Angela, I’ve been loving your blog for months now. I’ve tried so many fabulous recipes! My husband who is often skeptical of vegan or other alternative diets says, “everything from that blog rocks!”. Quite a compliment. We love veggie burgers and yours are perfect. I’ve been wondering about making some with farro. Any chance you would try a burger recipe with it? Also, I thought I’d share the world’s BEST knot for running. It never comes undone until you pull it. This is how my mom taught me to tie my shoes as a kid. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsw_ZmeCD6Y

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460 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 11, 2013

hah love the video!! I will have to try that next time, although I admit I’m an avid bunny ear gal. ;)
Thanks for your kind words about my blog! So glad you and your husband enjoy the recipes.

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461 Amy May 12, 2013

Wonderful! I was worried they wouldn’t hold together, but the damn sure do! Delicious! I topped mine with tomatoes, guacamole, and chopped baby spinach. Thank you for coming up with and sharing this great recipe!

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462 Angie May 17, 2013

Best veggie burgers I have ever had. My husband loved them too! YUM! I didn’t have almonds, but did have almond butter so i used that instead and it worked great! I wonder if it helped them stick together even better. Will be taking the rest to a cookout tomorrow night. Thanks!!

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463 Andrea Leet May 20, 2013

Great recipe! Made only a few minor adjustments: I used a few extra tablespoons of olive oil as my mixture was a bit dry, I was also generous with the seasoning and I kept half a cup of the oats unground. The sunflower seeds are essential and I may add more next time. These burgers have the ultimate seal of approval as my children ate and my husband went back for seconds. This is a recipe I will share and make again.

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464 Darris May 23, 2013

I realize I’m coming to this recipe late but I’m so grateful that I can’t just grab it and run without saying, “thank you so much!”. My son is out of school in a week and will be coming to visit now and then (he lives with dad). I want to have his favorites easily on hand and good veg burgers are a hit with him. He’s a meat eater at his dad’s and he’s been struggling with digestion and gut pain. I’m hoping he’ll spend some ‘spa time’ with me so he’ll re-experience what healthful food tastes like and how great he used to feel when eating whole foods.

I’m beyond excited to see that you too are not a big fan of tofu. SO refreshing!!

I’m a big fan of you’re recipes . . . thanks again!

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465 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 25, 2013

Hey Darris,
Thank you for your lovely comment! You are so sweet and I’m so glad that you are giving the burgers a try. Enjoy!

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466 Emilie May 23, 2013

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I just made it and it was indeed very yummy. The whole family appreciated!

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467 Nicole May 26, 2013

Just made these for my meat eating family, they all LOVED them!!
Instead of cumin I added pepper, instead of carrots I used green onions, zucchini, and celery, and instead of black beans I used adzuki beans. I also used 3 slices of white bread for breadcrumbs, dried basil instead of parsley, and no nuts or seeds.
I can’t believed they still turned out great even after all the changes I made!!!
I’ll have to make them using the ingredients listed next time!

Either way, thanks so much!!!

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468 prutt May 26, 2013

thx looks great…however after reading the book “Wheat Belly” I decided to cut the patties in half and use them as the bun …and fill the middle with all the ur usual burger goodies. wheat is evil … sad but true

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469 Kylie June 1, 2013

Just had to comment again on how fantastic these are – we just made them for the umpteenth time :) I am going to use some of my extra to fill some mushroom for stuffed mushrooms. mmmm

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470 Allison June 7, 2013

I made these burgers for dinner tonight. They were easy to make and incredible!

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471 Flavia June 8, 2013

These were great– just made them for dinner! Even my hamburger-loving sister had a second one! I’ll definitely be making ’em again :)

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472 Lisa June 18, 2013

I always have Ezekial bread on hand. Love all the criteria you outline. Will try. Have not found one yet that I could make and love. So here goes

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473 Tara Bliven June 19, 2013

I was joking with a friend that this has filled the “bacon cheeseburger-shaped hole” in my diet since I went vegan. But it’s true! This was so delicious. Thank you for all you do :)

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474 Sara June 22, 2013

I know I’m two years behind the recipe posting and the other commenters, but I wanted to let you know I made these last night and they’re really good. Actually, I made a variation because I’m not vegan and I didn’t have any flax to make “flax eggs” (not sure what those are). And, I used muesli instead of the oats since I had some around the house. That meant the oats were already ground up and the sweetness from the pieces of dried fruit made the burgers even better. Finally, I added a bit of ketchup and bbq sauce to make them a little less dense. They worked on the grill and sautéed.

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475 dena Champion June 28, 2013

OMG!! Finally! I have NEVER found a good veggie burger recipe! So excited for these! Do you mind if I post on my blog (ihatediets.net) and link to you? Yummy!

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476 Sondra Weidman July 3, 2013

I shared a link to this recipes on my monthly constant contact. Looks Great!
happy July 4th!

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477 Kristin July 5, 2013

I made these yesterday for Fourth of July and they were delicious! Even meat eaters were choosing the veggie burgers instead. I now have a go to veggie burger so thank you!!!

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478 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 5, 2013

whohoo! Thats great :)

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479 Joseph Griffiths July 7, 2013

Oh MY! I tripped on this recipe two weeks ago.

Just one month ago, I was a massive meat eater. A specialized connoisseur of the Frozen-Foods section. I could tell you the most nutritious frozen foods to mix with whatever fat-ladened meat you were buying. o.0

I ate cheese like it was bread. I ate bread like it was cheese. I ate a lot of both. Religiously. I would pass the vegetable section of my local shopping Market like it was a hindrance to get through before I was able to breathe a sigh of relief FINALLY able to shop peacefully within the Deli/Meat section. Not far off was all the Mass produced White Breads.
Then came all the bean/rice/tuna/grains isles that used to ‘get in the way’ of my transport between Meat/Deli and the Frozen Foods section. i ignored those isles as though they were cancer.
Once I got to the Dairy/Frozen food section, I would breathe yet another sigh of relief. There I picked up my [probably] hydrogenated margarines and cheeses, cheapest [mass produced “dirty”] eggs and had full range to pick-and-choose between the entire FULL DOUBLE ISLE of mass produced manufactured frozen foods available.
Do you yet see the problem with whom I “used-to-be?”

I am 42 this year. Sure, my body is not 20 anymore. I am coming to terms with that only now after trying to ignore aging the last 6-8 years. I have recently come to find a spare tire. Who the hell left that around my waist? ….The second I find that person, there will be hell to pay! *shakes fist* I am more tired daily than I was in days passed. Wrinkles fall into the bags under my eyes in almost a natural position.
Trust me, I get it! …I am NOT 20 any more. But I am certainly not 40 something yet! Right?
Okay, maybe [technically] I am … but when your 40 you SHOULD look 30 – if you take care of yourself. So, because of the fact that I actually LOOK 40-something, I have decided it’s time to look at what I consume daily to make this reality be.
Due to my lack of knowledge on the current health benefits of a Vegan [like?] lifestyle, I took up old ideals I learned wayyy back in my late teens (in the 80’s) and had been reborn to the store-bought Veggie-Burger from your local supermarket. Super Healthy Food! Right?
Well, my new “Healthy Food Persona” decided it was a place to start. Only, when I found it at the Supermarket, I realized that it has not changed in the last 20 years. (Aside from the fact they have gotten a whole lot smaller and much more grey in its paltry coloring. What is up with that?) So I thought, in this day and age of super-connectedness, I would traverse the internet for relative answers.
That was when I came across this SITE/Burger. I was intrigued by just the Visual Images of the burger alone. All those Nuts and Oats and just plain YUMMY ingredients (like the freshly grated carrot) all literally screaming at me from the monitor. I thought I had died and gone to Visual “Yummy” Heaven.
Not to be outdone by visuals alone, I took those paltry grey store-bought Veggie Burgers out of my freezer and threw them right into my compost bin as I walk out the door with my New List of Ingredients and off to the Local I went to do some serious shopping. I ended up in isles buying things I never knew could go together. I mean really, prepackaged Veggie-Burgers told me all I thought I needed to know. Right?
WRONG!
Just shopping for the specified ingredients sent ME on the most cathartic journey through my supermarket. Places I previously ignored as if they were Cancer.
I started right at the door. Grabbing my basket, I carried my shopping list (a.k.a. warrior spear and shield) and went for it. I perused the vegetable section for what seemed like FOREVER! I swear *laughs* I literally went from vegetable to vegetable to not only purchase the above recipe ingredients, but to also look up, on my iPhone, the benefits of other vegetables I ignored for so many years.
THAT was when I found kale. OMG YUM! My kale journey I shall leave for another post maybe somewhere, sometime, but if your wondering about KALE: LOOK IT UP! It is a POWERHOUSE of Nutrients! You wont be disappointed. Yet, I digress.
Soon after my vegetable dept. venture – it wasn’t long after I was snaking through all those Isles I used to shake my head at and ask why? … Beans, Flours, Oils, Rices, Grains. I completely SKIPPED the bread Isle all together. Not because i think breads are something to avoid, but because I also had sent to my phone the ingredients to make mine own biscuits and breads. Smart Joseph! The last Isles I skipped completely were the frozen foods/cheese/eggs Isles. I did have to sneak in to try and find a newly learned about Vegan Margarine. Which I quickly found, snatched and left.
Okay. So, Joseph made it through a somewhat single journey that he should have started decades earlier. Big F&$* Deal! … Right?
Well yeah, it IS a big deal.
For the Life of Healthy consumption is NOT EASY.
You may think that the Vegetarian Lifestyle has been around forever. Yes. You are right. But the complexities of trying to maintain that Lifestyle are now so muddied. Lifestyles of the day have led to Humans living more sedentary lifestyles. You would think that as time-consumed our days are, we would be running around like rats. Yet, we are not. We are sitting longer hours a day than we should be. I don’t have to explain how we burn no calories. We eat so much more often than we should because there is no rhyme-or-reason to our natural SUNLIGHT Body Schedules as we are house indoors for hours on end. We eat constantly. Far too much. When is dinner exactly? 5pm? 6pm? Midnight? Sometimes … it is midnight. When do we eat breakfast? 6am? 9am? Midnight? A lot of us eat at Midnight. We have jobs that encompass the 24-hour span that force us to sleep during the sunlight and ONLY work encompassed by darkness
ALL Our foods are now a crap-shoot. GMO? hybrids? 90% of our Supermarkets are saturated with such products. How do you survive in this day and age being healthy? I don’t know that answer.
I know I have ranted enough to last about 600 blog posts. I am sorry. All I really wanted to express is that THIS “Perfect Veggie Burger” recipe has changed my very own lifestyle of Eating and Thinking.
I want to thank all those at “Oh She Glows – glow from the inside out” for bringing this recipe to light. It IS and SHOULD BE the be-all-end-all of Veggie burger recipes.
Spin it the way you want! If you just stick to the basics and garnish as you wish… you just CANNOT GO WRONG!

That is all. ….I Promise! :D

Ps. …oh wait, one more thing, ADD KALE as a topper to this perfect veggie burger! YUM!

-Joseph ♥

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480 Camille July 11, 2013

Im making a double batch of these tomorrow so we have something to fall on when were hungry. Although hubby and I are not vegetarian or vegan we LOVE to add vegan and vegetarian meals to our arsenal for our road to getting healthy. We love making black bean burritos(Even make our tortillas homemade) and have made quinoa burgers before that we liked. Im picky as well with veggie burgers but I think This recipe would work for us. Cant wait to surprise hubby with some of these tomorrow when he comes home. My oven is broken though so will have to find a solution for our bread(Maybe make tortillas and cut the pattie in two)

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481 Stacie July 14, 2013

These were the best veggie burgers I ever tasted! Thank you so much for posting this. I made this last night and my dad ate three and couldn’t believe he was eating (and loving) a veggie burger!

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482 Ginger July 16, 2013

Perfect Veggie Burgers were delicious,,, I made two substitutions,,, ground hemp seeds instead of oats (because I didn’t have oats on-hand),,, and 1T ground Chipotle Chili Pepper powder (instead of 1.5T chili powder) – which gave them a little smokey kick,,, and made the house smell heavenly while baking. Chopped the burger and served over salad of mixed spring greens & spinach, avocado chunks, chopped red pepper,,, and your Lightened Up Lemon Tahini dressing. Nice, light summer meal.

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483 Andrea July 20, 2013

I love these.The only thing I changed was to substitute 2 cups of cooked brown rice in place of the breadcrumbs.They held together very well and I love the crunch with all of the nuts in them :)

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484 Julie July 27, 2013

Pet peeve, laces that come undone on my running shoes.

Here’s my solution: Start the usual way by putting one lace under the other, do this again. Then make two rabbit ears (loops) and pass one ear/loop under the other, tighten, do this again. Then tuck the ends of the laces through the little fabric lace guide or tuck them under the criss crossed laces.

May you never have to retie your laces again :o)

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485 Zach July 30, 2013

Just made these last night, ABSOLUTELY UNREAL! My brother and I don’t know what we would do without this website and your recipes. Thanks Angela!

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486 Elise August 1, 2013

Not only the best veggie burger I have ever made,but the best one I have ever had too. This recipe delivers all

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487 Leigh Norton August 1, 2013

I made this veggie burger recipe last night and it was fantastic. I actually got it out of our free local newspaper (Ottawa, Ontario) and after I made it, noticed the writer giving credit to you. It’s funny becuase I accidentally found your blog a few weeks ago and made your Chilled Dark Chocolate Pie. It was delicious as well.

I will keep coming back to this blog regularly to check for recipes.

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488 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 1, 2013

Hey Leigh, I’m so glad you spotted the newspaper feature! Was it the Metro by chance?

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489 Leigh August 3, 2013

Yes, it was Metro. Although I am not a vegetarian, I do tend to eat more veges than meat. I am always checking out the Metro recipes because I find they do post a lot of vege recipes. The recipe in the paper only requested tamari and I didn’t realize it was soy sauce, so I left it out but they were fantastic anyway. Will be making again very soon, with the tamari.

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490 yana August 7, 2013

These were great! Loved the texture, taste and ingredients. They were a little crumbly but i think i will put less bread crumbs in next time.

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491 Bella August 7, 2013

Found your site when looking for vegie burgers for my future niece. These are really really good and I used dried herbs & garlic, 2 large eggs and raw-finely minced onion. I also pulsed the nuts till they were mostly grounded. They do freeze well as long as they are wrapped tightly. Also, I fried one up and crumbled it on my salad… Yummmm. Thank You Very much for all your hard work. Now I need an Italian sausage recipe-any suggestions?

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492 Laura August 9, 2013

I have genius way to tie your shoes so they will NEVER come undone… and, you can still release them easily without a double knot :)) A grandmother taught my daughter and I while we were at a playground when she was 3. She is now 16 and has never had a shoe come undone since ;)

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493 Megan August 12, 2013

Love these veggie burgers! So yummy!!!

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494 Karen August 14, 2013

Hi,

Can these be made without the oil?

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495 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 15, 2013

Hey Karen, I haven’t tried, but seeing as it’s not much oil I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Let me know if you try it out! Enjoy

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496 Kimberly Blane August 21, 2013

Omgoodness! I have been dying to try these for like… ever! lol… Today I made some avocado spread while I was waiting for the first batch to cook, and then decided what the heck and through some of the spread in the dough… IT WAS HEAVENLY!!! And when I cooked it… it brough the flavor out even more… and add on the slighest green tint. WOW! lol Thank you so much for the recipe! LOVING IT!

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497 Alexina August 24, 2013

Hi, I am just starting to transition to a vegan lifestyle and your blog has been so helpful and inspiring! I want to buy a lot of ingredients that you use in bulk so that I’m set for a while (like almond flour, oat flour, flax, chia, coconut oil, seeds and nuts etc). I was wondering (and anyone can answer, please!) do these things “go bad”? Is there anything I should know about storing them (if I plan to buy enough to last me several months?) Thanks!

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498 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2013

Hey Alexina, So glad you are enjoying the website! I try to keep my chia, flax, nuts and seeds in the freezer whenever possible. It prolongs their shelf life. Oat flour and almond flour I just keep at room temp, but I assume you could store it in the fridge as well. All my best, Angela

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499 Joyce Mead August 25, 2013

Thank you so much for posting details on how to freeze veggie burgers. I’ve been making burgers all week … well, one variety – beet and black bean burger … and I’m ‘getting there’ with the flavouring. (That isn’t a typo for me … it’s how we spell flavor in England). I’m putting together vegetarian dishes for my restaurant and your recipes are giving me a great incite in getting it right. Thank you so much!

However, as I want my customers to be safe (it kind of guarantees their return), could you tell me if it’s okay to actually cook the burgers then freeze them? The beet and bean recipe says I can but you make no mention of this in your outlines. I’d just like to take them from the freezer and heat up in an oven but don’t want to take any risks on health issues.

I love your recipes and as soon as our store opens tomorrow (it’s Sunday so it’s closed at the moment) I’m off to find some of the ingredients. I’m putting a pound to a penny that they won’t know what Kosher salt is and as for flax eggs … well, all I can say is thank goodness for Google.

I’ve had great fun with your American measurements. One recipe called for 2 x 15.5 oz tins of black beans but I could only find dried black beans so I soaked and cooked 30 ounces. A tad too many BUT many more burgers when I sorted out the other ingredients to match. Happy days.

Best of best wishes from across ‘the pond’.

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500 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 26, 2013

Hey Joyce,

Well, we spell flavour the same way in Canada, so you are in good company! ;)
I like to cook the burgers, cool completely, and then freeze for a later use. Good luck with everything!

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501 Robin August 27, 2013

I know there are already a million comments on this recipe but I can’t resist adding my own! These veggie burgers. Oh. My. Goodness. I honestly am just so pleased with how well they turned out! They were extremely simple for me to make as I already had all of the ingredients. I used a cup of pre-bought oat flour that I had on hand, toasted and processed 3 slices of Ezekiel bread (used 75% of the crumbs), and pulsed my almonds in a mini chopper. When I told my mom what I was making for dinner, she was SO excited. They definitely did not disappoint! We ended up with 9 wonderfully moist but crispy skillet burgers and since there are only 3 of us, we had leftovers. This is day 4 and they are still perfectly soft and tasty! I heated one up today and crumbled it onto a steamed collard green leaf with some sauteed veggies. So. Perfect. I can’t wait to make these and take them on my family camping trip soon!

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502 Alexina August 29, 2013

I made these and they’re awesome! I love the flavor from the spices and the almonds give a nice crunch (I might add even more next time). Does anyone know how long these will last in the fridge?

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503 Kristin September 1, 2013

We made these today to take to a Labor Day BBQ. We had one for breakfast just to test them out, with avocado and tomato on top. Absolutely delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

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504 Diana September 8, 2013

I am a newbie athlete /Vegan; 6 days today :) So thank you thank you for this beautiful website! I am allergic to soy. What could I use in the veggie burger in place of soy sauce? Any suggestions are much appreciated! Again thanks!!!!

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505 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2013

Hey Diana, Believe it or not, there is soy-free tamari on the market now. I recently purchased one just to try it out and I’m very happy with it. It’s from a company called “South River” check out their website if you’d like. Aside from that, I would try vegan Worcestershire sauce (not sure if it’s soy free though?). As a last resort, just bump up the salt and other seasonings and you’ll be fine! :)

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506 Mark September 13, 2013

I have been vegetarian all my life and my hobby is cooking…therefore I have made many (read: MANY!) veggie burger recipes. I’m not overly picky about eating them as I taste as I go so I know what the end result will be before I finish them. With these I was intrigued by the ingredients..the oat flour (which ofcourse I didn’t have, but have a spice grinder that worked to make oats into oat flour), the sunflower seeds and almonds and the fact that the actual recipe called for ground flax + water. Most recipes call for eggs and I substitute with flax&water and am never sure if what I end up with is what’s expected because I’m already changing things up.

I made up a batch of these, didn’t have carrots (I know..the horror!) so I used a ground up red bell pepper, also I prefer some smokey flavor so (like others) used chipotle chili powder, then (because it looked like it was lacking some heat) I added some cayenne pepper. I mixed this all up (didn’t put any breadcrumbs until the end, to make sure it was mixed fully) then started tasting it as adding bread crumbs. My initial reaction was…wow, this is really good. The sunflower seeds add a nuttiness that I’ve never had in any other veggie burger. The oat flour was helpful in turning to mush to keep everything together, the cayenne gave a good kick…I gave some to my son (12 yr old) to try, since everything in there is cooked (another bonus, can eat raw) and he also was surprised at how much flavor it had.

I fried up a few patties and they were even better (everything tastes better fried), my son couldn’t stop eating them. I took them to a BBQ with many vegetarians and meat eaters and all were shocked at how good they were (I gave out your website to like 10 people). We finished up the batch on the outdoor grill and they were good, though I preferred the fried ones myself. The frying was easier to get a crispy outside versus on the grill they somewhat just dried out..still tasted good but texture-wise I liked the fried better.

In all, I was very impressed with the recipe. I was just chatting with a friend today and gave the recipe out again. Keep up the good work!

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507 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 13, 2013

Hey Mark, So happy to hear that you enjoyed them so much! Thanks for letting me know :)

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508 Larry September 22, 2013

Thank you so much! These are STUPID good. I made a batch and was amazed at just how good these burgers are. Much better than the made up veggie or black bean burgers I’ve made. I used to think that mine were very good but now I have lined up all of my homemade, frozen burgers and they are bowing down before the greatness that is you (and your burger). Thanks again.

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509 Jaclyn September 24, 2013

Excited to read your blog for the first time. We have this “Whitewater” cookbook and it’s the only veggie burger recipe my husband will eat. So glad someone put you on to it. Happy eats!

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510 Kath Jones September 27, 2013

Delicious!
Such a fabulously wholesome range of ingredients. It was a joy to prepare them all, and the burgers turned out really well, not to mention much appreciated by my male housemate for whom a meal is not usually complete without meat!

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511 gracie October 5, 2013

These always turn out amazing. I’ve made them with chickpeas, pinto, and black beans and they’ve turned out great each time. Thank you for my new favorite veggie burger recipe!

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512 colette October 5, 2013

Hi Angela,

A couple of months ago I viewed forks over knives, food matters, and a few other food docs. They inspired me to clean up my diet. Besides a few of my own smoothie recipes I have pretty much used your website for my plant based diet. You have made it so easy and most importantly, delicious, to eat well. I am going to try these burgers tomorrow.

Sincerely, thank you, looking forward to your book.

Colette

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513 Joyce October 16, 2013

What did you use for the buns?

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514 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2013

Hi Joyce, I think they were bought from a bakery.

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515 robin palmer October 19, 2013

These sound great and ive never made a veggie pattie before. Do you think these would work if I added cooked barley, quinoa, mushrooms and black olives in addition to everything else?

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516 robin palmer October 20, 2013

Tried it and only added one cup of bread crumbs. It tasted like eating vegetables coated in bread crumbs so I added a cup of hot cooked barley and that did the trick plus made the dough super sticky to hold shape. I think next time I will add black olives as it could benefit my taste buds to have that salty briney goodness. I added mushrooms to the dough but it was a little earthy. I think ill saute them in butter for a topping next time. I saved the olive oil so I could pan fry it. It had great texture with the nuts, seeds and crunch of the coating. Just a little bland to me cause ive only had one veggie burger in my life. I also added celery salt to it and that was much needed as well. A definite plus. Ill play with it until I get it perfect for me. Thank you for a great starting point.

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517 Di October 23, 2013

Fantastic, Had them for dinner tonight Delicious and more lined up to go in the freezer Thanks so much

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518 Ellen Christman October 24, 2013

Thank you very much for this recipe. I am a life time vegetarian and also very picky when it comes to burgers. This recipe is a winner. It is easy to make and the burger holds together extremely well. The taste is amazing. If anyone is looking for a fabulous vegan burger recipe this is it!!!

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519 Bryanne October 28, 2013

These were delicious! I left out the seeds and nuts as my 1yo was also eating them – he was also a huge fan! Quick question: the recipe says to grind oats to flour but your pictures look like they have been left whole? Or is that just the seeds I’m seeing?

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520 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 29, 2013

Hey Bryanne, The picture where you can see the oats is from a previous trial (I think I mentioned that in the post) so don’t let it confuse you! :) Glad you enjoyed the burgers.

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521 Kat November 3, 2013

Just tried these- AMAZING! Just found out yesterday after some blood work that I have an intolerance to dairy and gluten so I your blog will definitely be of use! Thanks!

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522 Stacey November 9, 2013

I tried this recipe a few days ago, with a few minor adjustments: to reduce the carbohydrate content, I eliminated the bread crumbs and switched black beans to black soy beans. I also used Braggs Liquid Amino Acid instead of Tamari. I opted for the stove stop saute for 15 minutes per side – not gooey in the middle and slightly crispy on the outside – perfect! I served them on Hemp bagels with sliced avocado and a piece of soy pepper/jack cheese. Very tasty.

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523 Lacee November 9, 2013

Made these today and they are INCREDIBLE! Highly recommend making extra. You’ll want to eat these all the time!

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524 Claire November 14, 2013

I’m going to try these on my omnivore family, love that they have no tofu and don’t look meaty, so they will be a nice alternative on the table next to those real beef burgers, at least to me, ha! (after all it’s just best if you take care of yourself at those family dinners ;))
Do you have a recipe for the homemade BBQ sauce? I’m wondering what sauce(s) to prepare…

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525 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 15, 2013

No I don’t think I have one on the blog yet, but thanks for the idea!

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526 Stacey November 14, 2013

Hi Angela.
To reduce the carb content and glycemic impact while increasing the protein content a bit more, I traded Black Soy Beans for the Black Beans, eliminated the bread crumbs and used Braggs Liquid Amino Acid instead of Tamari. Not at all gooey in the center – cooked stove-top for about 10 minutes per side over medium heat. Nice crunchy texture on the outside. Very tasty!

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527 Elsa November 15, 2013

Hello. I’ve been drinking the Green Monster since my daughter made it for me almost 1 1/2y ears ago. She’s a big fan of yours and has made other recipies from your blog. I’m going to make the veggieburger and have a doubt about one of the ingredients. What type of flax is the one you use for the Flax eggs, Golden Flax Seeds or is it the dark one?
Best wishes, Elsa

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528 Jenn November 17, 2013

WOW I gotta say these are the BEST Veggie burger I have ever had, a lot of work but worth it!! thank you, I have a new burger to add to the mix that will take top place!! :-)
Btw I love your site, you have some of the best vegan recipes I have seen! please dont go anywhere!!!! :)
Jenn :)

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529 Brenda November 18, 2013

Yum! Made these tonight and they were soooooo good. My meat loving hubs said they were the best burgers he ever had. I subbed a full cup of cilantro for the 1/4 cup of parsley and skipped sauteing the onions and garlic first (not because I’m lazy – which I am – but because I read too quickly and missed that step). The onion was chopped very finely though since I used the food processor. Delicious!

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530 Rachel November 20, 2013

Hi Angela- wow these look so good!!! I can’t wait to try:-)
I am just wondering if you soaked the almonds and seeds before adding them to the recipe? Thanks!

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531 Carla November 30, 2013

Just made these for dinner tonight. They were delicious! Awesome recipe.

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532 raphael December 2, 2013

I used to switch between a few veggie burger recipes but ever since I made these it’s the only way I make them. Delicious!

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533 Sylvia December 2, 2013

First time making veggie burger and it was a success! Tastes amazing and have been having them for lunch and dinner throughout the week! :D

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534 Kat MD December 10, 2013

I used sorghum flour and they turned out deliciously!! I think next time I’m going to use 1 part GF Flour and 1 part chopped oats to increase the consistency of the burgers because I like the idea of the texture the oats bring.

I cooked them for 15 min in a 350 degree oven to heat them throughout and then finished off by sauteing for 5 min each side. I really liked how they turned out; crispy on the outside and not soggy in the middle.

This was incredibly delicious and I’ve tried many veggie burgers from black beans to chickpeas to quinoa. I will definitely be making these again!! Thanks so much!

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535 Tove Nilsson December 29, 2013

Hi Angela!
Thank you for a wonderful blog!
I’m thinking of doing this burger for New years but have a question about the recipe. I don’t know if someone has already asked about this but in the list over ingredients you say that you used “1 cup oats, processed into flour* (other flours might work)”. But when I look at the pictures it looks like you’ve used whole oat meal or at least not only flour.
So I just wanna ask you what you did use, I don’t want to fail and think it might be relevant to get the right consistence.
Thanks / Tove

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536 Karen January 8, 2014

Angela, you may be tired all the raves about these burgers, but I have to add mine. They are awesome. Very satisfying. I made eight and cooked some in a pan, some in the oven (I liked the pan version better). I froze leftovers and they make the best vegan “fast food.”
I will say that I can’t imagine making these without a food processor. I don’t care for big oat flakes as the photo shows, so I processed my oatmeal into flour in a few seconds. I processed (chopped) all the ingredients (except the sunflower seeds) too and the burgers were a great consistency. Thank you!

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537 Laurie January 13, 2014

I made these over the weekend and had meat-eating people over for dinner. Everyone loved them! My only issue is they fell apart a bit when cooking which in retrospect was likely because I didn’t stir them enough to get everything mixed. I thought I had but when I got to the bottom of the bowl when making the patties there was unmixed stuff there. I will mix them more thoroughly next time. Thank you for another fantastic recipe!

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538 Ida January 15, 2014

I made these yesterday, paired them with aioli, hot salsa and avocado and WOW! I had to substitute oats and bred crumbs with different kinds of flour, but they were awesome anyway. Thanks for a great blog and all the inspiration that it’s filled with!

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539 Lisa January 17, 2014

can i substitute lentils for the black beans ?- they just don’t agree with me! I have the worst problem with them falling apart – like the flax seed egg subsitute – that might be just what i was missing!

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540 Heather January 17, 2014

Great burger! It does not crumble like a lot of veggie burger’s do.

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541 Jackie January 21, 2014

Is the bun gluten-free? Do you have a recipe for a gluten-free and vegan burger bun?

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542 chavah January 23, 2014

Okay, these burgers are SOOOOO DELICIOUS! My hubby and I have been slowly transferring over our whole family to a healthier menu….our 8,6, and 2 year old. I was a little nervous to get reactions tonight..but the kids LOVED them…and that is a big deal to me :) Thank you for your recipes. The 2 that I have tried so far have been delicous…better than I could’ve imagined. It makes me not miss meat in the least bit…and it makes me so happy that my kids are getting healthier options. Thanks!

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543 Hilary January 26, 2014

I’ve been researching veggie burger recipes and stumbled across this little gem! I wanted to incorporate this recipe into my post-cleanse diet. I made them last weekend and they were great! Thank you! I cannot wait for your cookbook.

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544 Heather February 2, 2014

How many whole eggs are the flax eggs equivalent to? I am wanting to use egg replacer instead. Thanks!

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545 Breezy February 5, 2014

Heather, 2 regular eggs should do it.

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546 Breezy February 5, 2014

I have now made these burgers twice, doubling the recipe each time so I could freeze the extras. My family LOVES them. My daughter is even asking me to wrap some for her to take on the plane Spring Break to visit family so that she can eat them there and give some to them to try, lol. My first batch I used 1/2 chili powder and 1/2 chipotle chili powder and that was really nice for a southwestern kick. This past time I accidently left out the garlic and the parsley and they were still fantastic. My husband has a soy allergy so I just whip up a tiny batch of “chicken” broth with my homemade “chicken” (but veggie) seasoning and use that instead of the soy sauce. Really great. We have a lot of allergies in my family and this recipe is easily adaptable for all of them. Thank you so much for this recipe!!

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547 jane February 10, 2014

I finally made them and they were a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks!

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548 Faye March 2, 2014

I made these today and they were great! They weren’t as crunchy as I had hoped, but they were really flavorful and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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549 Morgan March 2, 2014

This burgers are amazing. I have been making my own version of this recipe for a while now with adding in 1 cup pumpkin or squash puree` and a red bell pepper (uncooked)chopped fine to add extra fiber and nutrients. These are tasty and filling enough to satisfy anyone, omnivores included. :) I have yet to try them with BBQ sauce. I usually use avocado and kale mixed together on top to replace mayo and ketchup on bottom to enclose them in moisture. Totally recommend this recipe to anyone! Ultimate comfort food in my opinion.

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550 Dawn March 6, 2014

Angela,
My family just ate our first “perfect veggie burgers”, and they lived up to the name. They were great. Right after we ate the burgers, I bought your book in appreciation for this site. I just want to thank you, Angela, for making all of your wonderful recipes available. We just made the decision to move to a vegan diet in December, and I stumbled onto this site looking for recipes. I can’t tell you how important it was because all of your recipes are delicious and satisfying and always all natural ingredients. These recipes are what make it possible for us to maintain the diet without feeling lost and deprived. Thank you so much!! Dawn.

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551 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 7, 2014

Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for your kind words! I greatly appreciate it :)

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552 Nikki March 11, 2014

I made these burgers yesterday and I was so very disappointed. They were dry and Inedible and unfortunately I had to throw them out. I was very surprised at the result I have tried many of your recipes and loved all of them. Today I received my Oh she glows cookbook, and i noticed you had the same recipe only instead of 1.5 cups bread crumbs ( which I though was an awful lot so I only put in a cup) it says 1/2 cup.

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553 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 12, 2014

Sorry to hear that Nikki! Yes I did re-work the veg burger recipe in my cookbook. Much less breadcrumbs this time.

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554 Jennifer March 16, 2014

Hi Angela! Just got your cookbook… it’s beautiful! So excited for you!
I was going to make this veggie burger recipe, but now that I have the book, I’ve decided to try that one instead. Question… there seems to be part of the instructions missing in the book. In Step 2, you say to mix the rest of the ingredients with the flaxseed mixture, but there is no reference to the flaxseed mixture in the instructions. Can you please clarify. I’m assuming it’s a flax egg (which I’ve never made before, so not sure how much water is needed). Thank you!!!

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555 Faygie March 17, 2014

I came here wondering the same thing, since I wanted to make the veggie burgers from the cookbook one night this week.

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556 Jennifer March 17, 2014

so I made them last night, and assumed it meant flax egg. I flipped to the dessert section to see if there was a water recommendation for a flax egg with 1 T of flax, and it said to use 3 T water. I did this and my burgers turned out great!

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557 Faygie March 17, 2014

Thanks! I’m going to give them a try later this week.

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558 Jennifer March 22, 2014

If you are in a pinch and don’t have fresh parsley, how much dried would you use?
Thanks

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559 Margaret March 24, 2014

Could you clarify, please? Does the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the ingredients section include the 1/2 tablespoon that they’re fried in? I think one tablespoon goes in the burger ingredients, and they’re fried in another 1/2 tablespoon, but thought I’d check for sure. Thanks so much. These look delicious!

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560 Celia B March 26, 2014

Tried them. LOVE them. I served mine with some roasted red peppers and spinach leaves. Oh so good!

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561 Corrie March 30, 2014

I just discovered your site today. Loved reading all your posts. So inspiring! I’m in the process of looking for a cookbook to help me with my new way of eating – no wheat, no dairy, low sugar, etc.. I see you use oats in a lot of your recipes, but unfortunately I am “oat intolerant.” Is there anything you might be able to suggest as a replacement for oats so I could still try the recipes? Thanks so much if you can help!

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562 Tracie April 2, 2014

Rarely do I take time to write reviews (I’m working on it). However, these burgers are an exception. I’m making dinner for some friends tonight, and two of them are vegan. I came to your website because your vegan recipes are always the best. (I’m not vegan but I do love vegan recipes.) I found this recipe yesterday, bought the ingredients this morning, and mixed everything together around lunch time. I decided to go ahead and make one just to see how they tasted. OMG! They are exactly like you described… cook perfectly, crunchy, flavorful, and all things a veggie burger should be. I put some guacamole on top and then wanted to eat another. Thank YOU for sharing this to die for veggie burger recipe. It took some time to get all the ingredients together, but it was worth every minute. I went to buy wine for dinner and already told the owner of the wine shop about this deliciousness. He now has the recipe. Thank you again!

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563 Patty April 3, 2014

Can you freeze these as patties prior to baking?

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564 Drea April 14, 2014

Just tried these tonight, April 14, 2014. Wonderful! I added a portabella to make them even healthier and because we had one we needed to use, even my father loved them.

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565 Kori April 16, 2014

As a person who has had a rough start at making vegan dishes (spending hours to make a dish only to cry with frustration cause it tasted like crap), these burgers are legit. Super easy compared to other dishes I’ve tried and super delish. Did exactly as directed. Topped with smashed avocado and served with baked sweet potato fries. Even my picky mother liked them. Truly appreciate this easy meal :)

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566 Melissa Strawn April 17, 2014

OMG…these burgers are fantastic!! I am new to your blog. I was so sick of finding recipes on the internet only to waste a bunch of money and time on something that turned out mediocre. But so far, all of your recipes have really lived up to the hype. Made these into sliders last night with homemade vegan/GF buns (see recipe I found below). To die for! noglutenvegan.blogspot.com/2010/06/you-ever-have-something-turn-out-so.html

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567 Traci April 18, 2014

This looks like a great burger recipe…thanks for sharing! By the way, a fun way to form your burgers–use a metal, wide-mouth mason jar lid (and who doesn’t have a spare one of those around?). Press your burger “dough” inside, then flip over onto your baking sheet and press the lid through the ring to release the burger. Spray or brush the inside of the lid and ring with a bit of oil to prevent sticking. This way, you’ll have perfectly shaped burgers with even thickness. The wide-mouth size usually fits most burger buns perfectly. The small-mouth size would work for sliders. Enjoy! (p.s., this technique works well for forming biscuits, too!).

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568 Jolene April 22, 2014

I found your site through The Simple Veganista as I love her way of cooking, and I made these burgers last night. They were delicious last night, but today I threw one together for lunch and all I can say is WOWZA!!! Day 2’s taste and consistency is amazing! I had to stop in the middle of the burger because you had to know!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic talent!

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569 Helen April 25, 2014

Hi Angela,
Really delicious burgers! Not mushy, lovely crispy shell, and such a great flavour. I added a couple of handfuls of salted peanuts too as I’m a salt fiend!
I blogged about it here: lentvegan.wordpress.com/
Will definitely be making these again

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570 Sonja May 6, 2014

These are awesome!!!! Like you I have looked and looked for a decent recipe for a veggie burger! Most of them take some time so when the recipe disappoints, it is so maddening!!! These are just the kind of burger I have been craving!!!!

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571 Ashley May 6, 2014

I made a double batch of these tonight and they are just as good as they look! I popped the extra 11 in the freezer. How long do would you feel comfortable leaving them in the freezer for before they need to be eaten?

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572 nicole May 7, 2014

I don’t have any black beans, I am wondering if you’ve tried this awesome recipe with any other beans? I have a great stock of pinto beans, do think they would work? (no decent stores where I live it is a good 6 hour drive to a store with black beans)

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573 Laura May 9, 2014

Hey, Angela! I have a question. I’ve made these a couple times and I love them. I bought your book and was following the recipe in it but it didn’t say anything about how to make the flax egg. I knew how to do it from this blog recipe but the amounts are different. In your book is says 1 tablespoon of ground flax and simply to add in the flax mixture but no other instructions for it. So, my question is, do I need to mix the flaxseed in the book recipe with water before I add it in the mixture like the one online? If so, how much?
THank you!

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574 Jolene May 14, 2014

Hi Laura!
I just made these from the book yesterday, and I made the flax egg and put it into the burger. I think it is a mistake in the cook book. If you have not already, I would say yes, do the 1-3 mixture!
Jolene

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575 Laura May 14, 2014

Thank you, Jolene! Mine ended up turning out really good and I did a questionable version. 1-3 mixture it is! Thanks for the response!

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576 Chelsea May 12, 2014

Hi Angela,
This perfect veggie burger was so wonderful! My Mother is vegetarian and recently lamented the lack of delicious veggie burgers around. So, I cooked a recipe up for Mother’s Day. Veggies and non-veggies alike complimented this burger, and all were satisfied at the end. I forgot the olive oil and the soy sauce when making the burger, but it still came out delicious.
Thank you!

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577 Lori May 13, 2014

These are the best! I love my food to have a lot of texture and these taste and feel great! I have made them twice already and plan to make them many more times:)

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578 Karen May 15, 2014

I just had these for dinner tonight…you are a genius! Best meatless burger ever. Looking forward to making many more of your recipes.

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579 nebooru May 17, 2014

These are unbelievable.

Observations from experience:

1. The “flax egg” thing is extra work; it’s fine to add flax and cold water directly to the batter
2. Other legumes work as well
3. I *love* the nuts! This is what has been missing from veggie burgers all my life!

This is going to become standard fare for me :)

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580 Beth Sowell May 20, 2014

I made these for dinner last night. I did grind up my nuts and sunflower seeds a bit more than you just because I wanted a bit smoother texture. The only thing I did differently though, other than that, was add a 1/2 tsp of hickory smoke flavoring. We baked/grilled ours as you suggested. They were wonderful! These must be, hands down, my favorite homemade veggie burgers so far. These will be a definite on the rotation from now on.

They didn’t fall apart on the grill. There was a nice crispy outer shell, but the inside was also firm, no gooey mess. I even made mine a little thicker than a quarter pounder from mcd’s, and normally that would mean it was a big mess inside, but no, these stayed firm.

We give these two thumbs up! Thanks for recipe.

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581 Beth Sowell May 20, 2014

Update from my previous post. These are absolutely wonderful as leftovers. I had another one for lunch today. Thanks again!

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582 Jon May 21, 2014

Just made these from the cookbook and loved them! We also made gluten-free “potato buns” to go with them, basically just roasted some sliced potatoes that were the shape of hamburger buns, it worked great! localkitchener.ca/2014/05/potato-as-hamburger-bun/

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583 Karla May 22, 2014

I am so excited about trying the veggie burger! Quick question, I am oil free and was wondering if eliminating the 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil will make a difference in the taste and ability for the burger to hold together during cooking.

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584 Keirstin May 23, 2014

Thank you so much for this recipe!! I’ve made it a couple times before and am making it again for my family’s Memorial Day picnic tomorrow! Can’t wait to share these vegetarian burgers with them :))

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585 Erin M May 24, 2014

Just made these exactly as written for Memorial Day BBQ – so good :) I will never eat those frozen veggie burgers again knowing I can make them from home. I love having control of the ingredients too – who knows what goes into those store bought veggie burgers!

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586 Bernadette May 25, 2014

Doea anyone know how many calories these burgers are? These are the best veggie burgers ever!!!

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587 Sonja Jasovsky May 26, 2014

I have tried many veggie burger recipes before and have never been satisfied before!!they would either fall apart or be mushy inside!! I had basically the same criteria for a veggie burger!! This is it!! No need to look further!! These are awesome!! They have all my favorite ingredients! I love the crunch! These hold together well and taste great!! I want to make a bunch and freeze them! So far they get eaten up so fast!! Love this recipe!! Thanks!!!

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588 Briel May 26, 2014

tried to make a similar recipe from the book, but it doesn’t mention mixing the flax seed w/ water, and the burgers aren’t staying together well. Is that a mistake/oversight in the book?

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589 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 27, 2014

Hi Briel,

Sorry about the confusion in the directions! My publisher actually made a small misprint in the recipe which has already been fixed in the reprints. The original recipe was supposed to use 3 tbsp ground flax mixed with 1/3 cup of water (to create the flax mixture). I tested the recipe as printed in the book (using just 1 tbsp ground flax and no water) and the recipe still turned out for me, but feel free to use either method. Hope this helps and thank you for supporting my book! xo

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590 Roxann May 26, 2014

I was collecting veggie burger recipes with the mission of finding or making “THE ONE” to bulk produce for the freezer when lo and behold I came across your criteria in this recipe. I had to write to thank you. They are spectacular!!! The texture is exactly what I was lookng for. And no soggy middles. Amazing!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

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591 Sonja May 30, 2014

Do you cook them for fifteen minutes like you do to BBQ when you are going to freeze them? I finally made a double batch and have some to freeze!!!!! So excited!!!

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592 Terri June 1, 2014

I made these today from your cookbook – interesting that the book does not have almonds in it. Was there a reason for that? They were quick, easy and tasty!

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593 Terri June 2, 2014

Just ate with salsa and vegan cheese on a big bed of spinach – yummy!

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594 Rachel June 2, 2014

I made these tonight and they were fantastic! I followed the recipe exactly. My husband and two kids ate them with gusto. Thank you for posting this recipe!!

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595 daisy June 3, 2014

Hi
I seem to have some kind of allergy to oats or my body just doesn’t like them.

Has anyone tried any other type of flour? Would unbleached white flour or something like spelt work?

Thanks.

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596 kelly June 4, 2014

Just made a batch. Can’t wait to try them out tonight. Im a bit worried, cause I tossed everything together before reading that I should cook the onion / garlic mixture firts. Right now it tastes super strong. I nearly forgot the oat flour as well…. one of those days where I probably shouldn’t be cooking. I think they will be delicious, despite my mistakes ;)

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597 kelly June 4, 2014

Just finished eating dinner. My two year old and three year old both enjoyed these burgers, as did I. We are changing up our diets and attempting to eat a more plant based diet. I loved the sunflower seeds. I chopped them up a bit with some cashews, as I didn’t have almonds. Also, I didn’t have black beans, so used white kidney beans. As yummy as these were, I really think frying the onions before hand would make them taste that much more delicious. Will have to try it as written next time.

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598 Brianna Noelle June 6, 2014

Thank you SO much for this recipe!! They’re awesome!!

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599 Tonya June 8, 2014

Oh my God, these look so good! I’m dying to try them! I was wondering…I have some whole grain oat flour – do you happen to know if I would use a whole cup of the oat flour or does a whole cup of oats make a little less than a cup of flour? Thanks for all the great recipes!

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600 Becca June 10, 2014

Sorry if this question has been asked before, but are there times when you use flax eggs vs. chia eggs? Or are they interchangeable? I eat chia seeds all the time, so I always have them on hand and usually use them as my egg substitute in recipes. Just curious if there are advantages to one over the other. Thanks so much for your recipes! Everything I’ve made so far has been amazing!!

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601 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 12, 2014

Hey Becca,
Good question! It’s really just trial and error. I sometimes find that chia eggs can result in baked goods that are a bit too moist or mushy, but it really depends on the recipe. That being said, I haven’t tried chia eggs in the veggie burger recipe yet (shame on me! haha), but now I think I’m going to have to try it soon!

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602 Kim June 11, 2014

I made these last night, my first Oh She Glows creation since discovering this site last week! SO, soooo delicious! I’m already drooling over having another one tonight! YUM! One question, what kind of buns to you use or recommend? I’m not gluten-free but try to limit wheat when I can.

Thank you for such an amazing website, love the recipes, stories and pictures! Can’t wait for my cookbook, which is due to arrive tomorrow. Yay!

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603 newveggie June 14, 2014

Hi!
Found your site & I love it.

Is there somewhere I can find the nutritional value of the Perfect Veggie Burgers?

Thanks!

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604 Asha June 16, 2014

Love this recipe! To make the burgers more black-beany I added an extra cup of black beans and only used half a cup of bread crumbs. Super tasty and a great, filling consistency :)

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605 Melissa June 18, 2014

Hi Angela! Ive made these burgers before and fed them to my carnivorous mom and she loved them! She loves the sunflower seeds in them lol.
My question is, is it possible to make meat crumbles out of this recipe? Maybe pan fryin the dough, or cooking the burgers as usual then crumbling? I’m gluten free and can’t seem to find any vegan and gluten free ones in store anywhere.

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606 jodie June 18, 2014

After so much negative press in all the gmo veggie burgers out thete AND knowing how much healthier my own can be..thank you…Thank you for nailing it. I have also experimented and..too dry..fall apart..too beany..etc. I had everything just about and added some chipolte too the spices. Instead of almonds I used sone hemp hearts for their healthy qualities. Didn’t have sunflower seeds so used some raw pumpkin seeds. Thewere easy to make in my processor and are baking right now! Love your blog and recipes. Thanks for passing aling the glow, i am feeling it!

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607 M June 18, 2014

These are excellent! The first homemade veggie burger I’ve made (carnivore trying to eat less meat, perhaps go vegetarian) and I don’t think I’m going to try any others. Great texture and flavor. I used kibbeh spice to taste (a mix of allspice, cumin, corriander, nutmeg, black pepper, ground clove, cayenne pepper cinnamon, dried sage, the mix can be found online). That was the only change I made. Thank you so much Angela!

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608 Hannah Rose June 20, 2014

Angela, can you make the dough in advance and bake in the evening? Also, I was following the recipe in the cookbook and it said “add the flaxseed mixture”… do you mean that it should be added to water before hand, alike this recipe?

Thanks!
Hannah

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609 Amanda June 25, 2014

Just made this! Pretty tasty!! Next time, I plan to sub mushrooms for the almonds and add BBQ sauce. Your thoughts? I posted a pic on Facebook and linked your site. Can I add pics here?

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610 Laura Abavare July 3, 2014

Do you have freezer tips? Should I cook first, then freeze? Just freeze the uncooked patties? Thanks!

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611 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 3, 2014

Hey Laura, I find that cooking them and then freezing seems to work the best (just be sure to cool them before freezing) – they tend to hold together better when reheating. Hope this helps!

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612 Amanda July 5, 2014

Would I be able to substitute something for the almonds? I have someone with a nut allergy. Would pumpkin seeds work? Thanks for any thoughts.

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613 Haylee July 6, 2014

Amanda – I’m not expert, but I’m pretty confident pumpkin seeds would work fine. I didn’t have any seeds when I made this, and just used the almonds. I think most nuts and seeds and interchangeable texture wise. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong ;)

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614 Haylee July 6, 2014

Not sure if I did something wrong, but my “dough” was extremely crumbly – I couldn’t even form a single patty with it! I thought about it and remembered an old (non-vegan) black bean burger recipe I used to use involved ketchup, so I added a 1/2 cup ketchup and the mixture got nice and moist, and held its shape perfectly!

Wonderful recipe, I’m using it as my first re-entry black bean burger recipe; it’s been years since I’ve made one!

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615 Emma July 9, 2014

I used rice bread crumbs and did everything as follows but they crumbled in the oven
And I mashed them together for a long time as well so it’s not that. Does anyone have a similar experience and know if it’s the gluten free rice bread crumbs that caused them to be so crumbly? Thanks in advance! I really want to make these for my boyfriend’s family!

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616 Mireille July 16, 2014

Hi Angela, I made these burgers for dinner last night and they were AMAZING! My husband and I are meat eaters – but for years we have been trying to increase non-meat alternatives in our diet but have been repeatedly disappointed by the dozen or so veggie burgers we have tried. I followed your recipe to a T with the exception of the breadcrumbs (I live in Germany and have yet to find Ezekiel bread here, so I used spelt bread). They are truly the best veggie burgers we have ever had! In fact, these are probably the best burgers we have had ever. Like you, I struggled not to eat all of the “dough” it was so tasty. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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617 Deborah July 19, 2014

Thank you so much for this. I was looking to mimic a veggie burger I had at a cute little restaurant in London, and this one nailed it. I made a curried mango mayo to top it off, along with sliced pear and avocado. To die for.

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618 Wendy July 28, 2014

Theis are delitious! Best vegan burger I have ever had! The smell made my meat loving coworkers mouths water.

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619 Joe August 2, 2014

Wow, what a GREAT recipe! Made it today with a couple minor modifications (no herbs, “liquid aminos” rather than tamari) and they came out just as described. This will be my new go-to veggie burger; no more store bought for me.

Now I need to find time to explore the rest of your excellent site. Thanks! Joe

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620 Erin August 3, 2014

These are amazing! I made these for dinner tonight and ended up “testing” one already. I ate it plain! I made a double batch and they turned out perfect. I baked them and will freeze them for an easy reheat during the week. Thanks for a great burger recipe!

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621 Kaye August 6, 2014

For a nut-free option, could we just leave the almonds out? Or does that really take away from the texture? :)

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622 Patti August 10, 2014

Hi Angela – I don’t know if you watch Ted Talks, but on one of the life hacks they demonstrated that by wrapping your shoelace around in the opposite direction it makes a better knot that is less likely to come undone. I am going to make these burgs for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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623 Josie August 18, 2014

Hi Angela,

We made these burgers the other day, and they were DELICIOUS.
Thank you for creating a recipe that is crunchy on the outside and nutty on the inside. We make several different veggie burger recipes, and though we still love them, it sure is nice to know that the inside doesn’t have to be mushy!

Keep creating!

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624 Vanya August 20, 2014

I just made these and they were delicious buy unfortunately fell apart on the BBQ. I made the book version, which did not call for almonds. I pre-baked them for 15 minutes but perhaps I should have done it for longer. I also did not use the bread crumbs because it the book they are listed as optional. Do you have any suggestions for me? These were fabulous and I would like to make them for a BBQ next weekend!

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625 Angela (Oh She Glows) August 22, 2014

Hi Vanya,
Thanks for your feedback! My publisher made a misprint in the recipe (which has already been corrected in the reprints). The original recipe was supposed to use 3 tbsp ground flax mixed with 1/3 cup of water (to create the flax mixture). So this might be why yours had some crumbling int he book version. I did test the recipe in the cookbook (with the error they made) and it worked for me, but some batches might be more sensitive depending on moisture levels of other ingredients. I hope this helps and thank you for supporting my book! xo

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626 Donna August 21, 2014

Hi Angela
Just made the perfect veggie burgers for about the hundredth time this summer.
Visit to the market = purple heirloom carrots and purple burgers too.
Affectionately titled – Purple People-Eatums
Thanks for the best recipes out there!

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627 Adam S August 24, 2014

Have been searching for a fool proof vegan burger recipe for ages… fingers crossed that the batch I have in the fridge using the recipe above work. The “dough” tastes great – I ran out of almonds so added Pumpkin Seeds and some smoked paprika.

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628 Erin August 27, 2014

I love these so much! I eat them as burgers, on salads, and even crumbled up in tacos!

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629 Lynndel August 28, 2014

Help please!
I want to try your veggie burger for this Labor Day weekend but I’m allergic to flax. Is there something I can substitute?
Thank you,
Lynndel

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630 Niki August 30, 2014

Lynndel,

I found this article. I hope it helps.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/359337-foods-that-can-be-used-as-a-substitute-for-flaxseed-meal/

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631 Niki August 30, 2014

I made these 2 days ago. I was a bit skeptical because I’ve tried A LOT of veggie burgers recipes and the have ALL disappointed me. This was not the case.
So here we go:
These burgers are SIMPLY DELICIOUS! I replaced the black beans with lentils (as I am not a huge fun of beans). They worked out prefect! I love the crunchiness, the texture and the flavors. I cooked my first one on the skillet with a bit of olive oil and it was good but when I made them in the oven WOW! I was pleasantly surprise. I liked them so much that yesterday I decided to make another batch to freeze. :)
I fall in love with this recipe. Thank you Angela!!

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632 Darren September 1, 2014

My girlfriend made these. She had to amend the original recipe to add flavor and twice the egg replacement flax meal. The results could have been better.

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633 Don September 7, 2014

I just “sampled” this recipe before cooking and it is wonderful. If I eat the batch raw, at least I won’t get as much of a guilty feeling like when I eat cookie dough…nor the upset stomach. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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634 Gabriela September 8, 2014

Hi, Thanks for this recipe, I made my first vegan burgers using it and they turned out pretty well. Much nicer than anything I’ve eaten in a café or restaurant so far. I have a couple of suggestions … firstly to add the spices to the dry mixture. I added them last as per the recipe, and they didn’t mix well, so some people got extra spicey burgers! (I don’t have an electric mixer btw). Secondly, to go a bit easier on the chilli. I like spicy food and I put half the amount of chilli powder in and it was still too spicy for most people I know (especially kids). I think the sunflower seeds and black beans work really well. Making breadcrumbs was a bit of a task without a food processor, so do you have any suggestions for substitutes eg. mashed potato? The burgers all came out with a bit of a yeasty taste, from the breadcrumbs, I’m guessing, so it would be nice to find a way to reduce that too. But it’s a great recipe, and the mixture can be used for ‘veggie-balls’ in a tomato sauce, which is awesome! Love your site…. lots of inspiration and help for a new vegan.

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635 farheen October 5, 2014

Angela – I make these burgers in bulk and put them in my freezer. They are a staple in my diet and I have them at least once a week if not more. I have shared them with so many fiends and they are a hit with everyone. Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

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636 Deborah October 18, 2014

mmmm mmmm mmmm, these are good. Best veggie burger recipe I’ve ever tried. Perfect consistency and not dry and crumbly or gooey in the middle. Perfect!
I made some changes though; didn’t have any almonds so used brazil nuts and walnuts; didn’t have tamari so I used a little extra oil and some lime juice; and substituted black beans with kidney and swapped out the garlic for red pepper. Used basil and sage from the garden and topped with a nice sweet tomato also from the garden.

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637 Sheri October 19, 2014

These are so delicious. I upped my flaxseed egg the second time I made them and they turned out perfect. 10/10.

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638 Dawn October 29, 2014

Throw out any of your other veggie burger recipes! Seriously. This. Is. The. One! No weird ingredients. I’m no gourmet foodie, I’m just plain jane and have regular things in my pantry and fridge and I had all of these ingredients. I added about 1 Tbsp chopped jalapeno (from a jar of sliced jalapenos). Love the sunflower seeds!! Do not over chop the black beans. I recommend mixing by hand in a bowl. I used my kitchen aid and they were too mush-i-fied. Even with my mess ups, these were very, very good. I immediately ate one from pan fried. The others I baked and will freeze. Then I will give them a try on the barbecue. Truly. I am going to remove other recipes from my Pinterest, and toss the others from my recipe box.
Thank you for making the Perfect Veggie Burger recipe!

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639 Lauren November 8, 2014

Seriously.. If you ever make burgers, this is the one to mak . I have made MANY vegan burgers before and after trying yours months ago and yours blows every other recipe out of the water. There are no other vegan burgers like this, store bought or homemade. Everyone in my family loves these. The texture is amazing. I hate vegan burgers because of how soft and mushy they are. Woman, you are crazy talented!!

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640 eva November 17, 2014

unfortunately, these are H-OR-R-I-B-L-E:(

they turned out sooooo dry, so i had to add some more olive oil but then they were too greasy.
unfortunately, still looking for a good burger…..

PS i used 2 eggs instead of flax eggs as we are not vegans but that didn’t help–patties crumbled all the time; nothing could keep them together.

i don’t get it how your patties have all of these seeds (are these oats?) on the surface.i followed the quantities as written as definitely my seeds weren’t as visible on the surface. i didn’t get that oat procesed into flour combo so i used 1/5 of rolled oats and 1/5 of plain flour. and my sunflower seeds were way smaller than yours on the photo.

can anglela please comment?
thanks

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641 jane December 4, 2014

I’m late to this recipe but wanted to tell you that you are right, this is the best veggie burger that I have tasted. I’ve been a veg for 30 years and had my share of veggie burgers and almost always disappointed but omigosh Angela, AMAZING! Thank you again for another delicious recipe!

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642 Rebecca Scherra December 6, 2014

trying this today! thank you!

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643 Naja Spanner December 28, 2014

Thank you! Perfect freezer meal. It took me about one hour to make these, but today was the day that I felt like cooking, and will keep these in the freezer for one of those days, when I don’t feel like cooking! Together with a big batch of chili! Thank you…

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644 Aaron December 30, 2014

My brother and sister-in-law gave us your cookbook as a gift, and these vegan burgers are the first recipe I tried! I’ve been searching for a veggie burger that I could make that rivals the best I have had at restaurants in Boulder or Portland. THIS IS IT! Thank you so much!

Oh, and our daughters LOVE the kale smoothies.

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645 Erica Donoho January 8, 2015

Made these from the recipe in your cookbook and they totally fell apart. I now see that there was a flax “egg” and an option to process the oats into flour – perhaps that would have helped! Especially the 1/2 cup water in the fax “egg”? Mine are dry and totally crumbly :(

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646 Seth Sundberg January 15, 2015

Wow, this looks great! Have to put this together this weekend. I just had a veggie burger from Super Duper for my first time ever in there, and it was actually surprisingly good! They added hummus and cucumbers which was a nice touch.

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647 Courtney January 25, 2015

O.M.G.! These burgers were a huge hit w my family last night! Both my husband and teenage son scarffed these down in no time. :) We eat red meat about twice a year but typically adhere to fish, shrimp, turkey, and chicken the other 363 days. I’ve been searching for winning vegan meal recipes bc my men are tired of soups and zucchini pasta while we wrap our Daniel fast this month. :) To make these extra tasty, I served on toasted sourdough bread w caramelized onions, deli mustard, lettuce, and tomatoes. #NomNom (Wish I could post a pic…)

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648 Courtney January 25, 2015

BTW, I read the comments re: potential dryness. I used organic what flour (not oats) and a flax egg (the mixture of flax and water creates same consistency of eggs). When I noticed there was a bit of dryness, I added some hot water to my mix. Turned out FANTAB!

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649 Jessica January 31, 2015

Hey Angela! Hope the baby is great! What do you think about doing hemp seeds in place of the Almonds? I need to make this nut free. I could also try doing some pumpkin seeds too! I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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650 Jessica January 31, 2015

I made the burgers with the variation and they rocked. You totally nailed the texture. It was so easy to work with! Thanks Angela!

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651 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 2, 2015

I think those would be just fine, let me know if you try it out! :)

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652 kim February 1, 2015

Made these today along with your pumpkin gingerbread. Yum. The burger has a really “meaty” taste, some crunch and I ate two of them just out of the oven on their own! Had to use quail eggs as my husband won’t do flax due to concerns about how flax may affect prostate issues. Didn’t have any chia seeds so had to improvise. Will be making these regularly. Thanks!

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653 michelle churchill February 10, 2015

So I made a double batch of these last week (that’s 16 burgers) and they are all gone! We loved them. And my hubby says he liked them better than any restaurant burgers we’ve ever had (and believe me there have been many.) I’m making a triple batch today and hoping they last a little longer this time : ) We love them on onion rolls with humus, daiya jalepeno cheese and siracha sauce! Soo good! Thanks Angela!

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654 Susan February 17, 2015

I’m sure your recipe is good. However one thing I’ve never been able to understand about Vegans or Vegetarians. Why would you want to eat something that resembles a “meat” entrée? What’s up with veggie burgers, veggie hot dogs, veggie meatloaf?? Wouldn’t these things turn you off?

If you truly can’t eat meat, why do you want to eat the “wanna-be’s” or the things that resemble the original meat dishes?

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655 Heather Golden February 19, 2015

I made these last night and oh-my are they the bomb dot com! One question I copied the URL into myfitnesspal.com and it comes out to be 2,991 on the calorie count! YIKES! Do you think that is right?

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656 Heather Golden February 19, 2015

Hahahah I am laughing at myself (which I do often). I forgot to adjust the SERVINGS….duh!

Our Perfect Veggie Burger, 1 serving(s) cal374 carb29 fat24 pro14 sod228 s5

Much better!

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657 Rebecca February 21, 2015

Hi Angela, I’ve just mixed up a batch of Our Perfect Veggie Burger based off the recipe in your cookbook. However the flaxseed situation is different in the book…it doesn’t call for making a flax egg, just the flax. I’ve got these buggars all mixed up, but have only put in the 1 T of flaxseed meal. So there is no wetness to them. HELP!

Cheers,
Rebeeca

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658 Alyssa February 21, 2015

Just made these after drooling over the pictures for weeks. Absolutely loved them! So hearty, moist, and flavorful, unlike so many other veggie burger recipes! Swapped out the flax egg for two eggs-worked just fine

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659 Hannah February 24, 2015

I just recently started using this blog, and I love it!! I made these today, since I was stuck at home and absolutely loved them! Thank you for the awesome recipes, I cannot wait to try some more.

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660 Madu February 24, 2015

I made these last night. They have a nice crispy texture and crunch to them when pan fried.
Of course, when microwaved at work, they lose that crispiness but most food does when nuked.

My burgers held together for the most part (after pan frying them I just let them cool in a plate)

The taste and texture was nice; my only complaint is that I taste more of the oat flour than I do of anything else. Has anyone tried to reduce the oat flour and sub with something else (i.e. more beans or veggies?).

I will try to make this again but I am hoping to reduce the flour to 3/4 cup and maybe add more beans/veggies. Anyone tried quinoa?

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661 Annick February 25, 2015

Hi Angela! Made these last night but after cooking in the oven they have a bit of a bitter taste…I did respect ingredients though! Any advice? Thank you.

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662 Sarah March 2, 2015

Gorgeous, just amazing. THANK YOU!!!! I have never, ever had such tasty vegan burgers before. My carni-centric boyfriend was blown away as well – even though he added some sharp cheddar – I was so happy he ate all these veggies! You’re an amazing, trailblazing chef, please keep the good stuff coming!

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663 Carol Mastria March 5, 2015

I just found this recipe on your blog and I am so excited to be snowed in with all the right ingredients! I am gluten free, not vegan, but prefer vegetarian over non-veggie. I found your blog a couple of months ago and I bought your cookbook today. Can’t wait til dinner!!!

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664 Vic March 23, 2015

Just wanted to say THANK YOU (both of you, also the girl who sent you the original recipe), this is the only vegan burger recipe I am making, once you get the hang of it it’s really easy to tweak to get different flavors, but maintain the fantastic texture! Love it! A huge thanks!

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665 Jennifer March 26, 2015

Thanks so much for this recipe! They came out great! I ended up substituting the flax seeds for chia seeds. I didn’t have ground flax seeds and was having trouble grinding them, so I soaked the same amount of chia seeds which made an awesome chia gel. The chia worked really well for binding and probably boosted the protein.
I’ll buy some ground flax seeds and try it next time.
I don’t always cook, but when I do it always feels like a great labor of love! Yay for veggie burgers!
Thanks!

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666 nancy April 2, 2015

When it says flax egg: Is that the term for the mixture of the seed and water? I’ve never seen that before so I wanted to make sure. Thanks.

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667 Courtney April 9, 2015

Yes, when you mix ground flax seed with water, it forms this gelatinous substance that acts like an egg in your recipe. Magical.

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668 Linda Forward April 9, 2015

Thanks for the great recipe!!! I found this on Pinterest with a title that included sweet potatoes… I wonder if that ingredient has been eliminated from the original recipe, added later or never belonged in the recipe name to begin with?
We really like sweet potatoes so it sounds like a good idea to include that veggie. :)

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669 Linda Forward April 9, 2015

BTW, I apologize in advance if someone else has already asked about the sweet potatoes, however with 13 pages of comments, I have to admit I didn’t have time to read them all.

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670 Carisa Wilder April 9, 2015

I’m trying this with cooked quinoa tonight instead of bread crumbs. So far so good! Love this recipe!!!! Thank you so much!

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671 Courtney April 9, 2015

I don’t think you can make a bad recipe. Every one I try is a winner. These are really good, and I think I might have even worked the dough a little too much. Next time, I’ll mash the beans by hand instead of in the processor. But they were still just delicious. Cannot wait for the next cookbook!

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672 Sara Viel April 13, 2015

Hi Angela!
Let just say that I absolutely loooove your blog. I’m a soon to be nutritionist (3rd year at my bachelor degree), and I live in Puerto Rico :)! I’m doing this recipe for a class and i wanna know how many ounces does every patty weigh?

Thank you!

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673 Laura April 14, 2015

I made these last night and wound up dumping the batch. In my haste, I missed the part in the book where it said to saute the garlic and onions first, which you definitely want to do! I probably won’t try these again, but I will say to those who do, go light on the parsley! It’s powerful stuff! And also make sure to mash most of the black beans, and saute saute saute the onion and garlic first so you don’t wind up with a raw onion parsley burger like I did! My bad! I cannot, however, wait to try the chickpea salad sandwich, the glo bars, and much more from the book!

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674 Jamie April 15, 2015

I made these last weekend and they turned out great! I used three eggs instead of flax eggs and whole wheat flour instead of oat flour, baked them for 15 min on each side, and froze them. I’ve reheated them in the toaster oven and they’re perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

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675 David April 20, 2015

What are the instructions for freezing if you want to grill them at a later date? Cook 15 minutes or fully? Then do you defrost before grilling? Thanks! We love them!

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676 ilana April 22, 2015

Just made these and they are delicious. Food processor made quick work of chopping the ingredients, most of which I already had on hand. Love how healthy these are, great texture and flavor. They remind me a bit of homemade falafel. Will try topping with hummus and sliced cucumbers. I also love that they can easily be made GF (I used Udi’s flax bread for bread crumbs, GF tamari and GF oats). Perfect for stocking my freezer before my baby arrives (I was looking for dairy and soy-free freezer recipes, as I was unable to eat both of those while nursing my first daughter). I pan fried them in a tiny bit of oil, cooled them at room temp and wrapped each in plastic wrap before putting them all in a freezer bag. Thanks for the great recipe!

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677 Nicole April 22, 2015

I used to make a Sweet Potato and Black Bean burger from your site but the link to the recipe now leads me here, any chance I could get the Sweet Potato recipe? I LOVED that one!

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678 Jo / thedesertecho May 10, 2015

Fantastic! Made these tonight for mother’s day and everyone loved them!

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679 Hilary May 10, 2015

These were amazing!

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680 Heather May 15, 2015

Just made these. They are super tasty, and while they stayed together fairly well, there was some cracking and breaking. Not sure why. I used real eggs, and used two . I might use more next time? I was also not super precise in my measurements and maybe threw in more onion/nuts and thus it was a little out of proportion? Definitely will be making them again, so will have the opportunity to tweak!

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681 Heather May 21, 2015

Just wanted to follow up on the eating experience. They did smoosh and come out the bun. I’m not really convinced you can make a veggie bugger that doesn’t do that, at least a little.

But I loved the taste. So did my boyfriend, who definitely did not grow up eating this kind of food (aka vegetarian and flavour profiles from countries other than Italy!). I’ve been eating the leftovers for lunch, but instead of as a burger, I crumbled up the patty and ate it as a burrito. Super tasty with homemade flour tortillas, some avocado mixed with lime juice and cilantro, and chopped little tomatoes.

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682 Tanya Z May 20, 2015

I love this recipe! It’s so great that it’s made with staples that I tend to have handy anyway! The only issue I had was that as I’m not fond of sunflower seeds, I found them very overpowering. I’ve since subbed corn for the sunflower seeds and added a touch of smoked paprika! Their now like delicious south west veggie burgers!

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683 Steph May 20, 2015

My husband is always up for trying new things and eating healthier, but he was hesitant when I told him that I was making veggie burgers for dinner. Of all the veggie burgers we’ve tried (both recipes and restaurants), none really impressed us. Many were edible. Some were decent. But this one… This one… is AMAZING!

My husband said it best “Best veggie burger ever. No, scratch that. Best burger ever!”
My 2 year old said it second best when he didn’t say anything at all and just scarfed down everything on his plate :)

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684 Joanne May 21, 2015

OMG, so thankful for your tips and recipe for the kale chips, just finished making them and they are PERRRRFECT!!! Appreciate all your trial and errors so that mine could be so wonderful, love your site, may everything be returned to you in a thousand awesome ways!

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685 Adie May 26, 2015

I love these! Added extra garlic and some cumin and smoked paprika. A hit!! Tried pam and grill and worked great both ways!

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686 Nancy K. June 1, 2015

HI – Made these yesterday and they taste great. However, they tended to break up and crumble a bit in the frying pan and they really soaked up the olive oil. I had to continually add olive oil to the frying pan. Maybe I didn’t add enough moisture somewhere? I followed the recipe in the blog to the T. What is the secret to ensuring there’s enough moisture or, conversely, how do you tell while forming the patties that there isn’t enough moisture and they’ll crumble in the pan? Should I have added more water? more oil? more something?

Thanks!

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687 Shirley Palmer June 2, 2015

I need a substitute for the brown rice, and for Bread crumbs

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688 Shirley Palmer June 2, 2015

I need a substitute for the brown rice, and for the bread crumbs..

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689 Shirley Palmer June 2, 2015

I keep getting the Comment page back.. pls reply on my email.. thank you

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690 Christina June 10, 2015

I will be making these for toddlers , can u leave out the nuts nd seeds?

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691 Whittney June 22, 2015

Hi Angela, I just made these last night and they were SOOO yum!!! I served on lettuce “buns” with homemade guac and caramelized onions and they really hit the spot for the perfect first-day-of-summer BBQ! Thanks!

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692 linda June 22, 2015

I made these once before and they were wonderful. I’m planning on making them again. But only have chick peas and adzuki beans. Would either of those work?

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693 Rinu June 25, 2015

I made these burgers yesterday and they were absolutely delicious. I just used 0.5 cup of bread crumbs and replaced chilli by tabasco. Place it inside a baguette together with hummus and some veggies and you have very fulfilling lunch.
It is also legume + grains combo which I don’t make enough, so it’s definitely a keeper.

Thanks for being my ongoing inspiration!

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694 sue June 26, 2015

I stayed with enthusiasm to make these. All was going well, but I thought it was a little dry. I added small amounts of water and proceeded. When they were in the oven I noticed my’flax egg’ which I had set aside! So. A bit crunchy, but tasty. I have then with salsa, or greens to add moisture. And will try again soon. ..

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695 Roxane June 30, 2015

I made these and they were fantastic. Thank you for the great recipe :) !

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696 the Nurse July 2, 2015

good!! LOL

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697 Fred July 3, 2015

I subbed the bread crumbs with a mix of almond flour, chickpea flour, and just a sprinkle of psyllium husks.
I added capers, too, and a drop of a good quality liquid smoke.

It turned out really beautiful… and I still have some in my freezer so I am a happy man :)

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698 Danielle July 7, 2015

Toddler approved! My 2 year old even ate the raw dough with a measuring spoon!

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699 Lori Coffey July 19, 2015

We are a nut free house :/
What can I substitute for the almonds – more sunflower aeeds?

Thanks!!

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700 Frances August 9, 2015

Love these! I halved the mix & made 5 from it – when I made 4 they looked a bit big for me (have had that before with vegan burgers, so packed pull of fibre they fill me right up! I used aquafaba and flaxseed for extra binding, breadcrumbs from homemade Ezekiel bread, grated carrots in food processor and ground oats & flax in coffee grinder (seriously, being a vegan without these handy devices would be a lot more time-consuming!) I chopped the sunflower seeds as well as the almonds as I didn’t want this too chunky; only mashed the chickpeas lightly before adding them to mix then mashed a bit more while mixing so they wouldn’t lose their body. I used a 3 inch English muffin ring to form them (last minute idea) and they look so impressive haha. (Have always just hand moulded before but this is good for even cooking). Panfried (only cooking for one) and they are GORGEOUS. Froze the rest and will try them in the oven next time. Thank you for an amazing recipe, so easy and super delicious.

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701 C_Silvia August 14, 2015

These are indeed perfect. (And amazingly yummy.). My veggie BBQ is saved! Thank you!

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702 Sarah August 15, 2015

Can’t wait to try these! Going to use adzuki beans instead of black beans:)

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703 A Bear August 19, 2015

They look great, but too much work, what’s your address, we’ll be right over!-))

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704 Kate August 19, 2015

Wow. My first time on this site. Thanks for being very specific with directions, and the pictures help too. Sometimes I get intimidated and it helps if I see exactly what’s what.

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705 ariane August 21, 2015

Hi,
I love these burgers, but I noticed some differences between this recipe and the one in the book. Any reason why the almonds didn’t make it into the book recipe? The rest of the changes actually work well. So excited to try this recipe on the barbecue soon!

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706 Jazzman September 9, 2015

Followed this recipe and found the results to be dry, too bread-y, and a tad too bland in flavor.

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707 Jadzia September 13, 2015

These were the BEST burgers ever!
I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I have an oat allergy-yes it sucks!
I used regular wheat flour and I used 1/4 of pumpkin seeds instead of almonds (because I didn’t have any haha)
Totally rocked, will be freezing the leftover patties for a no fuss meal later on :)

Love from New Zealand :)

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708 Kelli September 28, 2015

Let me start my saying I love your recipes!! Please keep them coming. I have a question, I noticed a slight difference between your “our perfect veggie burger” recipe & “our favorite veggie burger” recipe. Which do you prefer?! Thanks!

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709 SheriC September 29, 2015

Hey Angela, I made a rough calculation of the protein content and got about 44 grams of protein for the entire recipe in the book. Then I just calculate the amount per burger based on the number of burgers I make (never exactly the same). Thanks for the recipe and all the others I’ve tried that are so GOOD!!!.

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710 Kelly October 22, 2015

The pictures look like there are whole rolled oats in the burgers, but the recipe says ground into flour. Am I missing something? This will be the first veggie burger I plan to try (for myself and my meat loving family) so I wanna make sure I’ve got it right! Thanks!

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711 Zvjezdana October 29, 2015

Hello, in the search for crazy good veggie burger came accros this one, and given the beautiful comments I think it a must have :)
But I have one question in the recipe it says you process the oats to flour but in the photos I thinkk I’m seeing them as whole rolled oats.. Just a little confused, but since I’m not native speaker I could confuse some proceses.. :)

Thank you so much on many wonderful recipes :)

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712 Amanda October 30, 2015

I have to thank you so much. I am going through my fifth day of bulimia recovery after a bad relapse. I decided that this recovery I wanted to focus on a plant based diet. I tried these tonight with my husband and we couldn’t believe how amazing they are!! Your website is helping me so much!

xo Amanda

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713 crabtree November 1, 2015

Made these 4 days ago for a weekend away with 4 adults and 5 kids, they went down an absolute treat, everyone loved them… like really truely LURVED them. 5 year old boys do not lie about food, other things yes, but not food :-)
Used egg instead of flax
beetroot leaves instead of parsley
doubled recipe across all ingredients
didn’t toast nuts

will be doing this again and freezing for a weekly ‘hamburger’ night.
thanks heaps

Love your blog xx

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714 Teri of NC November 21, 2015

Of all the veggie burger recipes I’ve tried, my meat-eating husband likes yours the best. Thanks!

As for the middle-mushiness factor of many veggie burger recipes, I tend to bake homemade veggie burgers, but then turn off the oven after they’re done baking, to sort of let them “dry out.” I keep them in there until the oven is almost cool. The texture tends to be more meat-like this way and does away with the mushiness on all but the fattest pattiest. Not that this recipe needs this extra step, however. It’s great as soon as it’s done cooking. Thanks for a great recipe!

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715 Anja December 4, 2015

Hello! Do you think you can make these with borlotti beans (cranberry beans) instead? That’s all I have at the moment. :)

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716 Nena December 22, 2015

I read food blogs all the time, but this is only the second recipe I’ve ever commented on because these burgers are SO DELICIOUS. I’ve made them twice now, and both times my non-vegetarian guests loved them. My only deviations from the recipe were to swap white beans for black beans (black beans are hard to find in Belgium) and use less chili powder since the chili powder here in Belgium is basically cayenne pepper.

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717 Mandi Gould December 22, 2015

I love these burgers. It’s a fabulous recipe. This is definitely my go-to burger and it’s fun to play off of it with some slight variations. I use coconut aminos instead of the tamari, and I actually prefer not to precook the onions and garlic. I like the flavour when it just cooks a bit with the rest of the burger. It’s also delicious with roasted sweet potato in place of the carrots. Thanks for all the great recipes.

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718 Mich January 4, 2016

Could I subs the beans for anything non-leguminous?

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719 Gene Pingle January 12, 2016

Pretty knew to being vegan. Absolutely love your cook book. I haven’t found the answer to: how do I substitute nuts in a recipe? My wife is anaphylactic allergic to all nuts tree or otherwise. I can use seeds but no nuts. As you might imagine it is difficult to make many recipes without nuts. I am a rabid ingredient reader which helps. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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720 MakelleBell January 24, 2016

Hey guys–love this burger! If you are wanting the nutritional breakdown of the patty, here are the numbers for ya! I used caloriecount.com to find out all the numbers.

Per patty:
Calories: 272 cal.
Fat: 15 g.
Carbs: 25 g.
Protein: 10.89 g.

Enjoy!

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721 Susan January 26, 2016

I love your book every recipe I have tried has been a winner. Today I tried the veggie burgers and my family loves them. Thanks so much for the great recipes.

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722 Beverley January 27, 2016

Hi

I asked a vegan friend to suggest a “good” veggie burger. I tried Our Perfect Veggie Burger recipe today. You are certainly correct about the comments you made in your blog. Delicious and the right firmness…..and it’s not crumbly. I fried mine. Perfect.
Thanks for the awesome recipe.

I would love to read know the nutritional facts. Could you please either email them to me or provide a link?

Take care
I am now scouring you facebook and pinterest for more yummy recipes. Next to try will be walnut lentil wraps.
Cool

Beverley

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723 Colleen February 6, 2016

The recipe calls for processing the oats but the photos of the burgers have whole oats in them. Did you add additional oats?

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724 june February 6, 2016

Thank you <3 <3's I'll certanily try this one .I'll be using the Sedona Dehydrator instead if Baking or frying And Sprouted Sunflowers. DO MAKE SURE everything is ORGANIC.

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725 Mackenzie February 15, 2016

Hi! These look amazing! I’m going to make them! I’m just curious what ‘oats processed into flour’ is…?? Just add some flour to the oats? Sorry and thank you!?

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726 Angela Liddon February 25, 2016

Hi Mackenzie, great question! To process the oats into flour, just measure them out, then pop them into your food processor and pulse until they reach a powdery, flour-like consistency. I hope this helps, and that you enjoy the burgers!

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727 Ashley February 22, 2016

I love that this was inspired by Whitewater cooks! I’m reading this going whitewater? I could REALLY go for their glory wrap right now. That is awesome :) I just bought your book at Chako Mika Mall in Nelson :)

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728 Angela Liddon February 23, 2016

Thanks Ashley! I hope you enjoy the book. :)

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729 Elizabeth Fulton March 2, 2016
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I’ve just made these from the book (revised version, I would guess–no almonds suggested in ingredients). I have to avoid sunflower seeds, so I substituted 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/4 cup sesame seeds (both toasted). I was careful to measure out everything (so tempting just to guesstimate–4 heirloom carrots were actually about 1/4 cup more than the recipe called for, so measuring is key!). I had to use white kidney beans, as I was out of black beans–went a little easier on the chili powder and cumin because I’d like to see if the 5 year old will eat it. I also used Panko for my bread crumbs, as that’s what I’ve got to hand. The ingredients combined together beautifully–as moist as I’d like or expect it to be. No crumbling whatsoever. They actually looked like real turkey burgers as I was getting ready to pop them in the oven! The verdict? I think the taste and texture are excellent. Moist, yet crunchy and very “meaty” in the mouth feel. I can’t believe that I just made the best veggie burger I’ve ever had. Thanks, Angela!

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730 Angela Liddon March 4, 2016

Hi Elizabeth, so so happy to hear you loved the burgers! Thanks for sharing your substitutions – it’s always so interesting and inspirational to hear how recipes have been adapted. :)

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731 Tonnae March 3, 2016
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Just made these tonight and they were awesome! Pretty much made them exactly as written with the exception of adding more onions and parsley, just cause I wanted to use up what I had. Didn’t blend up the oats cause they were a small flake anyway. Also added smoked paprika cause I add it to just about everything! They held together perfectly. My meat and potato loving son said they were the best ones yet! Yay! Thank you for all the time and energy you put into these recipes! <3

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732 Angela Liddon March 4, 2016

Hi Tonnae, so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the recipe! And thank YOU for leaving such a great comment. :)

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733 Nora March 12, 2016
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Oh my goodness! These burgers are fantastic. We all loved them , even the die hard carnivores. Thank you.

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734 Angela Liddon March 17, 2016

I’m glad the recipe was a hit, Nora! It’s definitely one of my personal favs, so it’s always great to hear when others have enjoyed it. :)

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735 Elissa March 17, 2016

Hi! Last time I made these I’m pretty sure they had almonds. Did you change the recipe? Thanks!
-Elissa

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736 Megan June 21, 2016

Ditto! I LOVED these last time and noticed the almonds were gone. I’m sure they will still be delicious, but it’s driving me nuts to know where they went. Pun intended :)

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737 Misha March 24, 2016

I’ve tried several veggie burger recipes and some turned out terrible and others were good, but not good enough for the work thats put into them. I decided to give this recipe a try and Wow! i was really impressed. I love these veggie burgers. I plan to make some more today. thank you so much :)

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738 Angela Liddon March 24, 2016

I’m so glad the recipe was a hit, Misha!

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739 Adriane March 26, 2016

Just made these go go on top of a huge spinach salad and I’m in love! Absolute perfection!

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740 Kevin March 28, 2016

We went full vegan about two months ago. Your Oh She Glows cookbook was on our cookbook shelf and I started trying recipes. These burgers were an early success with even the non-vegan family members. I now make them every week as they provide the basis for a quick burger or wrap. Lots of other great recipes as well – the cream of tomato soup and vegan brownies are also big hits. Thank you, we didn’t think that a full vegan menu was going to be this delicious.

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741 Angela Liddon March 29, 2016

Hi Kevin, I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the book, and that it’s helped you and your family make an enjoyable transition to a vegan lifestyle. These burgers are one of my fav recipes too, especially because they’re such crowd pleasers! :)

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742 Amanda April 3, 2016
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Topped these with curry mayo, pink kimchi and sprouts. Wow.

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743 Edita Diunov April 8, 2016
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I’ve recently been diagnosed with IC and because of my lactose intolerance and fear of getting a painful flare, I decided to become vegan. I always find recipes on your website and my husband and I are always satisfied with what comes out! You make the vegan diet fun, colorful and delicious! I always thought limiting food groups will cause a very plain and monotonous food option, boy was I wrong!
We will be making these burgers tonight with the smashed potatoes garlic avocado aioli ! :)

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744 Angela Liddon April 8, 2016

Sounds like a great pairing, Edita! I’m really glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying my recipes as you transition to a vegan diet. Sending you tons of well wishes!

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745 Susanne April 18, 2016

Hooray! Eureka! Thanks to you I am now in possession of THE PERFECT VEGGIE BURGER! I’m 53 and have tried way too many burger recipes over the years. Some have good flavor, some don’t. None of them hold together. Yours is perfect! They truly do hold together, aren’t crumbly, are moist yet not mushy on the inside. I pan fried them in a tiny bit of oil and they developed a delicious crispy outside. The toasted sunflower seeds are genius. They add the perfect hearty toothsome you’re looking for in a burger. I adjusted the seasonings slightly, left out one TBL of soy sauce and added two TBS of steak sauce, a couple shakes of Tapatio, and 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke. I would be proud to serve this to all my non vegan friends. You’ve done it girl! Thank you!

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746 Angela Liddon April 19, 2016

Hi Susanne, thanks so much for the enthusiastic comment! I love this burger recipe too, so it’s great to see the love is shared. :)

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747 Jennifer April 27, 2016

My husband is allergic to sunflower seeds (and nuts). Is there anything I could add to replace them?

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748 Angela Liddon April 28, 2016

Oh, that’s a tough one, Jennifer! I think you could probably try pumpkin seeds. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes! :)

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749 Karen May 3, 2016
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Though a bit labour intensive, I love these burgers. They freeze really well and in a pinch I can give one to my toddler as a complete meal. I tripled recipe and am glad I did.its nice to know in days when your sick or tired and don’t feel like cooking I can pull these out of freezer fast.

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750 Shireen May 7, 2016
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Drying out the beans in the oven for a bit helps with the texture too – lovely recipe. Thanks!

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751 Jeanie May 8, 2016
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These burgers are just awesome! We love them!

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752 Angela Liddon May 9, 2016

So happy to hear that, Jeanie! We love them too :)

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753 Izzy May 11, 2016

I made these yesterday for dinner, and i’ve just eaten another one for breakfast as I couldn’t resist! They are so good! Thank you!

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754 Judy May 13, 2016

Have you removed the chopped almonds from the perfect burger? I swear it called for 1/4 cup chopped. We call it the “seeded” burger.
Thanks,
Judy

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755 Domenick May 19, 2016

Oh no! Where did the almonds go?! Is there a way to see the old version that included the them? Thank you, Domenick

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756 Julien May 22, 2016
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These burgers are so flavourful and colourful!
My husband and I absolutely love them!
I just need to play around with the cooking time
So they are not mushy in the middle.
Julien

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757 Jess May 22, 2016
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I made these last night and love them!! I will never go back to buying store-bought veggie burgers. Thanks for sharing!

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758 Stephanie May 25, 2016
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Angela,
I’ve been making these burgers since I got my Oh She Glows cookbook almost two years ago. They ARE the best! I double the batch and freeze the extras to pull out when we need to have dinner in a hurry. As soon as we’ve eaten the last one in the freezer, I make another batch. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes you’ve shared. I’m looking forward to the new cookbook!
Stephanie

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759 Shannon May 27, 2016

I noticed that your veggie burger recipe has changed a bit as a print out of the above recipe that I have (May 2014) includes Almonds. Is there a reason that this was changed?

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760 Jennifer L King May 31, 2016
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I love these burgers and so does my father. He keeps asking me how many calories are in one. I don’t see this information listed anywhere. Do you know or do you have guesstimate? I don’t pay attention to calories much but I’m happy to see him eating healthy food, so I’m trying to accommodate his questions. Thanks!

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761 Angela Liddon May 31, 2016

Hey Jennifer, I’m so glad to hear you and your father enjoy these burgers (we love them too!)! I haven’t calculated the calorie count myself, but there are great (and free!) online tools available that will analyze the recipe’s nutritional info for you, like caloriecount.com or nutritiondata.com. Just plug in the ingredients information, and you should be able to relatively quickly and easily find out what you want to know! Hope this helps! :)

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762 GonnaGiveItATry May 31, 2016

This recipe is VERY tempting, however, my husband is allergic to beans. What can I substitute them with? Do you think edamame would do the trick? Thanks

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763 Angela Liddon June 9, 2016

Hi there, you might try lentils processed up a bit? I haven’t tried it personally, but I know another reader used that substitution and had success. I hope this helps, and would love to hear how the burgers turn out.

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764 Silvia June 9, 2016

I don’t have breadcrumbs, and don’t really eat bread period… Can I substitute anything else for the breadcrumbs?

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765 Angela Liddon June 9, 2016

Hey Silvia, I haven’t tried these burgers a substitution myself, but I’d recommend checking out some of the comments–there are a few great suggestions readers have tried (and had success with!) in there! I hope this helps. If you try anything, please report back and let us know how it goes!

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766 Jenna June 18, 2016
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I just ate these this evening and I am in love! Ran out of oats so I just added whole wheat flour and they were a great texture. The burgers held together well, we’re crispy on the outside and moist on the inside as promised! I’ve made and bought so many veggie burgers and didn’t enjoy any of them. This is the one. I can stop my search. Thanks for such a great recipe, my carnivore husband loved them too!

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767 Angela Liddon June 20, 2016

These burgers are a big fave at our house, and I’m so glad you and your hubby enjoy them too! :)

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768 Ryan July 6, 2016
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Finally! A veggie burger that stays together! I’ve attempted a few different veggie burger recipes, but this one has by far been the best one! We already had all of the ingredients in the house, and the recipe was straight forward. I used homemade bread crumbs by baking 2 pieces of bread at 250 for 10 minutes and then put it in a food processor. I was able to get 7 Patties from the recipe. The texture of the burger was great and it had a ton of flavor!

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769 Angela Liddon July 8, 2016

I’m so happy to hear the recipe’s a hit, Ryan! It’s a big favourite around here, too.

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770 Susan B July 19, 2016

I just made these and they are hands down the best veggie burgers i’ve ever had. Thanks for the recipe

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771 Angela Liddon July 19, 2016

So glad you enjoyed them, Susan!! They’re a big fave at my house, too. :)

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772 Allison July 27, 2016
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This was delicious! I’m not a fan of burgers that just taste like beans and this was perfect! I really enjoyed the texture the oats gave it as well. Thank you for such a yummy recipe!

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773 Angela Liddon July 27, 2016

So glad the recipe was a hit, Allison!

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774 Hannah August 10, 2016
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I can confirm – these are easy and awesome. Likely to become a weekly staple in our house :)

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775 Ana Hinshaw August 13, 2016

This month I have been trying to do a healthier food choice, I’ve been trying veggie as well, this recipe sounds delicious and the comments prove that, definitely trying this very soon :D

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776 Angela Liddon August 17, 2016

Hope you enjoy it, Ana!

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777 Sonila Bousquet November 22, 2016

With the leftover mixture of this recipe I made a wonderful vegetarian “kofta” curry. I shaped the mixture into “balls” and fried them with very little sunflower seed oil. Once they were golden all over I set them aside and made my “kari” or curry. I browned some onions and put them aside, I made fresh crushed garlic, crushed ginger, ground cumin, cayenne, paprika, into a paste and fried it in some sunflower seed oil until the mixture separated the oil from the paste and salted to taste. I added the browned onions and finally slowly released the veggie balls into the “kari”. it was excellent. I served with Basmati rice and cucumber salad.

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778 Herc August 21, 2016

Thanks for your great recipe.
I read this article http://animal-welfare.org/worlds-best-burger/.
Found out that a foodie startup named Impossible Foods, has made a delicious vegan burger that meat lovers will enjoy.
The burgers are available at New York restaurant Momofuku Nishi, cost is affordable at $12.

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779 Tiff November 8, 2016
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These burgers are BOMB.
hearty, crispy, chewy- they even have a meat-like texture.
The preparation required some effort but it was WORTH IT!
will definitely make this again.
Thanks Angela!!

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780 Angela Liddon November 8, 2016

I’m so glad the burgers were a hit, Tiff!

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781 Effie November 13, 2016
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Is this recipe for the perfect veggie burger in either of your cook books? I’d like to buy a book as a gift and this recipe is my fave

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782 Sonila Bousquet November 20, 2016

Ok, I tried this recipe last night. Loved it. it kept its shape, had great flavour and crunch and I could dress it up and it could take all the condiments. I love the texture so much that I am considering making into a vegetarian “kofta” curry with it, making them into a ball and releasing them into a spicy curry to eat with rice. Thank you!

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783 Angela Liddon November 22, 2016

Oh, that sounds like an awesome twist, Sonila! I’d love to hear how it goes if you try it.

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784 Ginger Brown December 29, 2016
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Amazing!!!!! I couldn’t wait to go to the store so I used pink beans and added extra buckwheat flour instead of bread crumbs but this is now goin to be my go to burger recipe. I’m not just think My of all of the different spice combinations I might want to try. Thank you this recipe is fantastic

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785 Traci January 2, 2017
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I love these veggie burgers!! I haven’t bought veggie burgers from the store ever since I tried this recipe. I double the recipe and freeze them so I can just take one out of the freezer whenever I want one (which could be 3 to 5 times a week lol). I don’t usually leave comments, but I just had to comment on this one because it’s hard to find a great veggie burger. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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786 Angela Liddon January 3, 2017

Thanks so much for your comment, Traci! I absolutely love freezing homemade burger patties, too; it’s just such a great way to make sure you always have some on hand for when a burger craving strikes. ;)

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787 Kristyn January 3, 2017
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These burgers were super easy to make, and now that I have all of the ingredients it will be much cheaper to keep making them. Forget the $7.99 bag of 4 patties, these are way better and cheaper in the long run! Thank you for the recipe!

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788 Nora Beatty January 7, 2017

Dear Oh She Glows:
I just ordered your two cookbooks on recommendation of my son’s girlfriend. This burger recipe looks wonderful, but I am wondering what to substitute for the oats, if anything. My son’s doctor has eliminated grains from his diet. I would like to make these burgers for them sometime. Do you have any suggestions for a substitute for the oats?

Thanks very much!

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789 Angela Liddon March 17, 2017

Hey Nora, Thank you so much for supporting my cookbooks. I hope you enjoy cooking your way through them! In terms of the veggie burger, I’m sorry I don’t have an alternative at this time. I will definitely keep your question in mind the next time I make them though. If I was going to try something I might try a mix of almond meal or flour and arrowroot or potato starch (for binding), but I really wouldn’t know until it was tested a few times. All my best!

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790 Mellow January 15, 2017

These look great; thank you for providing the recipe. I wonder, though, about the discussion in the comments about using flax eggs versus real eggs. I don’t see eggs in the recipe list at all. Can you please clarify whether you still recommend them for the recipe and how many? Thank you.

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791 Angela Liddon February 22, 2017

Hey there! Thanks for the great question. The flax “eggs” are really just the 3 tablespoons of ground flax and 1/3 cup of warm water that you whisk together and set aside for 5 minutes or so in the second step. This little mixture helps everything stick together! (One flax egg is 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and 2.5-3 tablespoons of water, so this recipe takes the equivalent of about 3 flax eggs.) Does that help clarify things at all? Please let me know if you have any further questions!

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792 Tanya February 18, 2017

I love this recipe…use it all the time.. it also makes a wonderful veggie loaf too. Absolutely yummy!!!

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793 Angela Liddon February 21, 2017

I’m so happy to hear that, Tanya! And what a great idea to use the recipe as a veggie loaf, too. :)

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794 Alex March 10, 2017

!!!@#$!! Trying to overcome a lifetime’s suspicion of vegetables and this marks a revolutionary moment in the evolution process! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your awesome skills :-)

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795 Angela Liddon March 13, 2017

Aw, I’m so happy this recipe was a winner for you, Alex! :)

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796 Danica March 20, 2017
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This is the fourth recipe I’ve made from your website, and it did not disappoint! I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan, but I absolutely love your recipes. You are so talented, Angela! The veggie burgers were wonderful. I used just one egg white and they bound together perfectly. I’ll be making these again.

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797 Deb May 2, 2017

First, I want to congratulate you on your blogging style. You didn’t drone on and on in the begining about irrelevant chatter. And you got right to the recipe. I despise scrolling for so long that my hand hurts just to read the recipe! Next, and most importantly, the recipe is awesome! Thanks so much!!😍

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798 Julie May 3, 2017

Good recipe but wish I would have read the whole thing til the end. I baked the patties in the oven as indicated in the recipe and the burgers turned out dry. The skillet with oil is really the best way to go. I would have known this if i had read on! I froze the remaining patties. Next time, I’ll heat one up in a skillet with a good quality oil and flip it a few times til it’s nice and warm. That way, hopefully it will be more moist.

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799 Stefanie July 31, 2017

you may think they are dried out, but if you freeze them like they say, they are great warmed up and not dry at all.

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800 Kathy Adkisson June 20, 2017
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What an awesome recipe. I made it last night and it was good but it got better after a night in the fridge. Its moist and packed with great flavors. The sunflower seeds were a great addition to this recipe.

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801 Stacy June 25, 2017
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Simply the best veggie burgers! We’ve tried so many, and this is finally the real deal. A great tasting burger that’s satisfying and delicious and healthy too. Thank you for a fantastic recipe!

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802 Angela Liddon June 26, 2017

Thanks for trying it, Stacy! I’m so glad the burgers were a hit.

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803 Tezz June 27, 2017
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I used this recipe as my inspiration but used some different ingredient, i.e. chickpeas not beans, mashed up broccoli not carrot, etc. just cuz those were what I had in my fridge. Also the BEST vegan burgers I have EVER made, so thanks!

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804 Cyndil July 13, 2017

hi there! with all the praise for this recipe, I feel like I must try it! only problem is, our son is allergic to oats. do you know if there would be a way to omit them?

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805 Angela Liddon July 14, 2017

Hi Cyndil, I’m sorry, I don’t have an alternative to oats at this time. But, if I were going to try something, I might try a mix of almond meal or flour and arrowroot or potato starch (for binding), but I really wouldn’t know how it’d work until it was tested a few times. If you decide to experiment, please let us know how it goes!

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806 Shannon July 15, 2017

I plan on making these tomorrow but subbing almond meal for the oats. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

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807 Angela Liddon July 17, 2017

Hope they’re a hit, Shannon!!

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808 Nancy July 17, 2017
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Finally made these tonight…wow! They are really, really good. Simple recipe. EXACTLY as described. Thanks so much….sooooooo good!

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809 Angela Liddon July 17, 2017

I’m glad they were worth the wait, Nancy! ;) If you have any leftovers, enjoy!

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810 Jacquie July 27, 2017

Where do you buy a 14ounce can of beans? I can only find 540mL (19ounce) cans.

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811 Angela Liddon August 8, 2017

Hi Jacquie, You should be able to find them at your grocery store. If not, you can always measure out the amount you need (1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas per 14-ounce can), and use the leftovers for sprinkling on top of a salad!

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812 Stefanie July 31, 2017

I now make these every week. On the weekend i made a double batch. They are so great for an easy delicious lunch. I leave out the sunflower seeds though. just a preference.

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813 Patricia B August 2, 2017

OMG you aren’t kidding!! I am in “squirrel mama” mode today – doing a sh*t ton of cooking to stock my freezer for the upcoming school year. So I made a batch and tested it on the fam to see if it was worthy of making more to freeze. And boy howdy were these a hit!! We ate the whole first batch!! Now on my way to making a double batch. Fingers crossed that some of them will make it to the freezer. Thanks so much! Deelish!

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814 Liz August 4, 2017
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Just leaving this comment here so that everyone knows how multipurpose these veggie burgers really are! I have crumbled them and added them to a tomato sauce to make the easiest and most delicious meat free ‘bolognese’ sauce, which I served over spaghetti squash ‘noodles’ and it is honestly better than regular spaghetti! Also have crumbled and added them to salads for a bit of extra protein. The taste of these burgers is not overwhelming, and really seems to complement a variety of dishes.

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815 Angela Liddon August 8, 2017

These are great ideas, Liz! Thanks for sharing :) I’m so happy you’ve been loving the recipe.

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816 Janeth August 9, 2017

Hi question the flax egg is just the flax with water ? Right

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817 Angela Liddon August 17, 2017

You got it, Janeth!

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818 Gina O'Brien August 12, 2017

Okay so I have to leave a reply. These burgers blew my mind. I didn’t exactly have everything correct. Here’s a few things I did differently due to lack of ingredients: used pinto beans instead of black beans. Used Panko breadcrumbs. Used raw sunflower seeds. Skipped the fresh herbs just because we’re not such a fan. I baked these at 350 for 10 minutes and then gave them a quick grill. Put them on a brioche bun with our homemade honey mustard pickle chips, goat cheese and sliced avocado. My family literally devoured these. My husband said to me “the flavor of these is better than any burger I’ve ever had” and he is HARD to please with none meat products. Will be making these honestly at least once a week. Amazing!

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819 Angela Liddon August 14, 2017

I’m so glad this recipe was such a big winner, Gina–even with those subs! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review. :)

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