Use soy. No, use beans. No, use oats. No, use rice. Hey, why not use them all? This veggie burger is an alternative to eating its beefy cousin (and can be used together). It's high in fiber and as a stand alone patty, actually tastes pretty good. Once you layer the ketchup, the mustard, pickles, etc. you won't be able to tell the difference.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the mashed garbanzo beans and basil. Mix in the oat bran, quick oats, and rice; the mixture should seem a little dry.

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  • In a separate bowl, mash the tofu with your hands, trying to squeeze out as much of the water as possible. Drain of the water, and repeat the process until there is hardly any water worth pouring off. It is not necessary to remove all of the water. Pour the barbeque sauce over the tofu, and stir to coat.

  • Stir the tofu into the garbanzo beans and oats. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sage; mix until well blended.

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Form patties out of the bean mixture, and fry them in hot oil for about 5 minutes per side. Serve as you would burgers.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 23.8g 8% DV; fat 4.7g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 339.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2006
Greetings everyone I hope that you enjoy the recipe. Some recommendations to share this was intended to be a vegan burger but I recommend adding egg for those who are not strictly vegan. Also when frying after placing patty onto the pan wait about a minute or two and then cover so you can get the steam-fry effect cripsy on the outside and moist (and cooked) on the inside. Thanks again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2006
I should have read the reviews before I made this. It definitely needs an egg or something to bind the mixture together. I used wheat bran instead of oat bran and I added more of it to the mixture which seemed to help. They were really falling apart on me. The fact that I absolutely couldn't get any water to squeeze out of the tofu didn't help matters. It all just squished between my fingers. I think the flavor is pretty good; I especially like the brown rice. I just wish the texture was better. Read More
(21)
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2006
Greetings everyone I hope that you enjoy the recipe. Some recommendations to share this was intended to be a vegan burger but I recommend adding egg for those who are not strictly vegan. Also when frying after placing patty onto the pan wait about a minute or two and then cover so you can get the steam-fry effect cripsy on the outside and moist (and cooked) on the inside. Thanks again. Read More
(129)
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2005
Love it but made a few little changes a usual.:) I had only kidney beans on hand. I added one little can of red beets including juice for color and flavor and mixed it in a blender along with the tofu. I didn't add cooked rice because of the ingreased moisture from the beets. I added a whole cup of uncooked bulgur wheat(didn't have oat bran) and a whole cup of oats. I added a lot of Tex Mex spice and put it in the fridge overnight. The consistency was great the next day to shape little meatballs. They browned nicely and tasted great. To finalize it I added a jar of tomato sauce and served it with pasta. Next time I will make it with oat bran and the BBQ sauce which I didn't have either. Hope this helps. Read More
(73)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
Great flavor but I would suggest using extra firm tofu. Otherwise the paties tend to fall apart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2006
Many reviewers suggested adding egg and I concur. I also substituted A-1 sauce for the BBQ sauce with good results. Texture was appealing and leftovers warmed well as patties and crumbles in taco salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2006
This All-Star Veggie Burger gets 5-stars! I am pleasantly surprised at how flavorful it turned out to be. Used all the ingredients listed except for the dried sage which is replaced with thyme. We froze the remaining patties and it works well. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
Im not a vegetarian and this meal was fabulous!! I did add an egg which helped (kinda the meatloaf effect). I also added about 1/4 cup Bisquick for it to stick together even better. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2006
I should have read the reviews before I made this. It definitely needs an egg or something to bind the mixture together. I used wheat bran instead of oat bran and I added more of it to the mixture which seemed to help. They were really falling apart on me. The fact that I absolutely couldn't get any water to squeeze out of the tofu didn't help matters. It all just squished between my fingers. I think the flavor is pretty good; I especially like the brown rice. I just wish the texture was better. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
Yummy recipe! I will definetly make it again! I made it with ketchup mixed with a ground red pepper spice instead of the barbeque. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2007
We enjoyed the flavor of these. They do as other reviews said tend to fall apart a bit if you're not careful - it's that darn tofu! Not making the patties too thick using a very wide spatula to turn and cooking till crisp on one side before turning all helps. I'll make again & try some variations - maybe black beans sunflower seeds sesame etc.. Read More
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