Red bean and oats burgers

Easy & Versatile

These easy burgers can be fried, baked & prepared on the grill. Make a big batch now and save the leftovers in the freezer for a quick dinner or a lunch on-the-go later.

Today’s red bean and oats burgers are super simple, healthy and packed with flavor, fiber and protein.
Top them with your favorite veggies and condiments or serve with potatoes, barley, rice and with salads.
Burgers take literally 10 minutes to prepare and require a minimum amount of ingredients.
In this recipe, I served burgers with grilled romaine lettuce, zucchini, potatoes and a green sauce, which, by the way, makes great salad dressing.
You can prepare the sauce in many flavors, depending on what greens you use – parsley, basil, spinach, kale, dill.
How to prepare a green sauce?
Put a large handful of greens into the blender [ I used parsley in this recipe ]. Add a small container of unsweetened, plant based yogurt, small clove of garlic, a teaspoon of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
You can store the sauce in the refrigerator, in a jar, for up to 3 days.

What will you need to prepare the burgers?
  • a can of beans – I used red beans, but any other type of beans will work great in this recipe
  • 6 – 8 tablespoons of oats
  • a small onion
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • How to prepare red bean and oat burgers?
    1. Sauté the diced onion, until softened, than transfer into a food processor
    2. Add the drained and rinsed canned beans, mustard, tomato paste, spices and 6 tablespoons of oats
    3. Blend until smooth / almost smooth. To make the process easier, you can add a couple of tablespoons of water
    4. The consistency of the bean mixture should be firm enough to hold the shape of the patty. If needed, you can add 1 – 2 extra tbsp of oats or water to achieve right consistency.
    4. Using wet hands, form equal size burgers. Start by rolling it into a ball then squishing it down between two hands to make a round patty.
    5. Place burgers on a plate and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes [ they can be prepared up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until frying ].
    Frying – heat up a little oil in a pan [ you don’t need a lot of it, just lightly grease the pan ], a few myths on both sides until they are browned.
    Baking – brush the cutlets gently with olive oil and place in a preheated oven [ 180°C – 350F ] for about 30 minutes. You can turn them halfway through cooking.
    Preparing on the grill – same as for baking, brush the cutlets with olive oil, place them on an aluminum tray or directly on the grill and wait until they are browned.

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    How to store and reheat burgers?
    Store the fried / baked burgers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days. The same goes for the raw ones.
    You can also freeze the mixture or ready-made burgers for up to a month.
    Reheat in a frying pan or in an oven preheated to 100°C – 212F, covered with aluminum foil, for about 15-20 minutes.

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    Red bean and oats burgers

    Servings 10 small burgers
    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    resting time 30 mins
    Total Time 50 mins

    Equipment

    • food processor
    • blender optional
    • frying pan

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup red beans cooked or canned
    • ¼ cup oats
    • 1 onion finely chopped
    • 1 tsp tomato paste
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Instructions

    • Sauté the diced onion, until softened and transfer into a food processor.
    • Add the drained and rinsed canned beans, mustard, tomato paste, spices and 6 tablespoons of oats.
    • Blend until smooth / almost smooth. To make the process easier, you can add a couple of tablespoons of water.
      The consistency of the bean mixture should be firm enough to hold the shape of the patty. If needed, you can add 1 - 2 extra tbsp of oats or water to achieve right consistency
    • Using wet hands, form equal size burgers. Start by rolling it into a ball then squishing it down between two hands to make a round patty.
    • Place burgers on a plate, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes [ they can be prepared up to 4 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until frying ].
    • Frying – heat up a little oil in a pan [ you don’t need a lot of it, just lightly grease the pan ], a few myths on both sides until they are browned.
      Baking – brush the cutlets gently with olive oil and place in a preheated oven [ 180°C – 350F ] for about 30 minutes. You can turn them halfway through cooking.
      Preparing on the grill – same as for baking, brush the cutlets with olive oil, place them on an aluminum tray or directly on the grill and wait until they are browned.

    Notes

    Nutritional value - one burger
    62 kcal | Carbohydrates 8.2 g | Protein 2.7 g | Fat 1.7 g | Fiber 2.2 g
    Course: Main Course
    Keyword: beans, budget friendly, easy, gluten free option, high in protein, red beans

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