BBQ Bean and Oat Burgers

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
Category: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
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)


  • In a non-stick skillet, sauté onion until softened.
  • Add garlic and carrot and sauté for about a minute. Stir in spices and steel cut oats. Cook, stirring, until oats are well incorporated.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the drained beans with the barbeque sauce.
  • Add the cooked oat mixture and the dry oats and mix well. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes to firm up.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet and cook patties for approx. 5 minutes per side, turning only once.
  • Serve on oat buns with your favorite toppings.
  • Burgers can be frozen, cooked or uncooked, for up to 1 month.