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BBQ Bean & Oat Burgers

With bold flavors and a satisfying texture from the addition of steel cut oats, these vegetarian burgers will satisfy even the most-skeptical meat-eaters in the crowd. Don’t have a big gang to feed? No problem – they freeze well and can be quickly cooked or reheated for an easy weeknight dinner.
Course Mains
Oat Type Quick Oats, Steel Cut Oats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 burgers


  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats cooked (125 ml)
  • 1 onion medium, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 tsp cumin ground (5 ml)
  • 2 tsp chili powder (10 ml)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup barbeque sauce (80 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats (375 ml)
  • 1 19 oz beans (canned) black, pinto or kidney, drained (540 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (15 ml)


  1. In a non-stick skillet, sauté onion until softened.
  2. Add garlic and carrot and sauté for about a minute. Stir in spices and steel cut oats. Cook, stirring, until oats are well incorporated.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash the drained beans with the barbeque sauce.

  4. Add the cooked oat mixture and the dry oats and mix well. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes to firm up.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet and cook patties for approx. 5 minutes per side, turning only once.
  6. Serve on oat buns with your favorite toppings.
  7. Burgers can be frozen, cooked or uncooked, for up to 1 month.

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