Vegan Mexican Veggie/Bean Burgers! (even carnivores will love these)

Don’t get too excited about this post. I’m probably not going to post recipes too often. Most food I make for myself comes from pre-existing recipes; it’d be weird for me to feature a recipe on my blog that wasn’t my own. But this one I put together myself! :) So enjoy!!

What’s great about cooking vegan, you don’t have to worry about anything being “raw” and inedible. So taste as you go; especially as you add the spices, etc. — you’re probably going to need some salt.


2 Cups COOKED pinto beans
1 Cup Uncooked Quick Oatmeal
Carrot (about 2 whole carrots) – shredded
3-4 green onions (diced)
LOTS of cilantro (or to taste)
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
Garlic Salt (to taste)
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Liquid from cooked beans.
Ground flax seed – combine 2 tbs of ground flax seed with 3tbs of warm water. Set aside and let it gel a little.

Now to make your burgers.

Pre-heat oven to 350
Have a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper ready to go.

1. Put cooked beans in a big mixing bowl. Mash them up – however you get the job done is the right way (hands or fork)

2. Add oatmeal. You will want to mix the starch and the beans really well – can also use fork or hands.

3. Add your vegetables.

4. Add spices

5. Add liquid (1/4 cup at a time…i only ended up needing the 1/4 cup)

6. Add flax. (be sure to follow instructions).

7. Mix every thing – spoon or hands.

8. Form patties

9. Put patties on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

10. Stick in oven for 15-20  minutes or until they are looking slightly crispy on the top. Recommend flipping them half way through.

I cooked mine in a skillet…but either way you want to do it is fine! :)

This is what they looked like “raw”. ^ (the very first picture was the cooked burgers)

I topped my burger with fresh organic tomato slices and gluten-free bread; with a side of fresh organic strawberries! Had I had some avocado, I would have most definitely put some on my sandwich as well! YUM! Talk about “Mexican”! :)

Since I obviously had leftover burgers, I decided to crumble one up overtop a bed of fresh organic spinach and fresh organic diced tomato! Also incredibly delicious! (you could also top it with avocado, too!)

One last thing! After making these, I had an even better thought! Instead of the oatmeal as your “starch”, try 1 cup COOKED rice instead! Then it’d be more like a Mexican beans-and-rice combo! YUM! :)

Try it and let me know what you think!!

Leave a comment


  1. Alison

     /  August 7, 2012

    Sounds just like the E2 burgers I make!


       /  August 7, 2012

      They’re adapted from the E2 burger recipe, Alison! :)


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