A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 burgers
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1/4 cup nuts (I used peanuts but feel free to go with your preference), chopped
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I used black but white is fine too)
  • 1/3 cup cooked beans mashed
  • 4 tablespoons bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons panko
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • Himalayan black salt (optional), to taste
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • olive oil for shallow frying


  • Heat a small frying pan. Toast the nuts and oats until lightly browned. Add the sesame seeds and continue toasting for another 30 seconds or so. Transfer to a mixing bowl and cool for a few minutes.
  • Add the beans, bell pepper, garlic and panko to the bowl. Mix everything together. Season with salt, pepper and, optionally, Himalayan black salt.
  • Stir in the beaten egg.
  • Reheat the pan. Pour in enough olive oil to reach a depth of about an eighth of an inch.
  • A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts
  • Divide the burger mixture into three portions. Form each portion into a ball.
  • When the olive oil is hot, drop in the balled burger mixture and push down with your fingers to flatten into discs about three-quarters of an inch thick.
  • A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts
  • Fry the vegetarian burger patties over medium heat until lightly browned and crisp, flipping halfway through to brown both sides, about two minutes per side.
  • If you want to assemble your vegetarian burger sandwich the way I did, here’s how. Split a bun and lay a burger on the bottom half. Mix together a tablespoonful of mayonnaise with enough wasabi to suit your taste. Spoon the wasabi mayo on the burger. Top with pickled onions and torn cilantro. Serve and enjoy.