My Favorite Vegan Veggie Burger Recipe!

A variation from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, this veggie burger recipe is amazing! I is so tasty and they save in the freezer super well! I made a few tweeks to fit our pallet but check out the original here



  • 3 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1(14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red onion or yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 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 in blender to make a course flour
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs 
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons flour, as needed
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  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. Also knows as a flax egg. This is the binding agent.
  3. Into a large mixing bowl, add the drained black beans. With a potato masher or fork, mash the beans until 2/3 of the mixture is a bean "paste" while leaving about 1/3 of the beans whole.
  4. In a medium skillet stir in the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. (You can add a T of oil to make this easier but I like to saute veggies in their own moisture to cut back on oils in our diet) 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, sunflower seeds, tamari, chili powder, oregano, and cumin until thoroughly combined.
  6. Now, stir in the coarsely chopped oats, bread crumbs, and 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.

Package any left over patties in the freezer for an easy dinner later! Let me know what you think! 

Henry happily waiting for me to drop things! 

Henry happily waiting for me to drop things! 

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