I made Walnut-Oatmeal veggie burgers last night. It was the craziest thing but the end result was amazingly beef-like! It even looked beef-like! I never can follow a recipe exactly but this is where I got it from.
Walnut Oatmeal Burgers
2 cups walnut pieces
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup broth (I used beef since I am not a vegetarian)
1 small onion, pureed in blender
1 T garlic powder
3/4 t salt (I used smoked salt)
1/2 t pepper (I used smokehouse pepper)
for cooking burgers:
oil to brown patties
remainder of 16 oz can of broth plus another can
hamburger buns and any desired burger fixings
(I used panfried poblano strips, guacamole, tomato, colby-jack cheese and chipotle mayo- simply mayo and minced canned chipotles in adobo sauce, about 2 peppers to 1/2 c mayo.)
Grind walnuts in blender and combine with the rest of the burger mixture ingredients. Let the mixture rest in refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld together.
Form the mixture into patties. The entire mixture will make about 8 burgers. Brown patties well on both sides in a lightly oiled skillet, then pour the broth into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.
Serve on buns with all your burger fixings.