Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

this is one I developed over the years. It's mine, not from a book or anything.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. starting out with smallest amounts of oatmeal and tomato paste,mix all ingredients in large bowl.
  2. If allergic to both wheat AND corn then use 3 Tblsp. rice flour instead.
  3. I usually don't add any salt, if you'd like salt now is the time to add it.
  4. mash together with potato masher.
  5. using hands, form'patties' out of mixture to desired size (mixture does not shrink very much).
  6. If mixture seems too dry to you (oatmeal absorbs liquid differently on different days for some reason) add more tomato paste.
  7. If mixture seems too wet to you add a little bit more instant oatmeal (or corn meal if you prefer and it's only a little too wet).
  8. I prefer to bake in oven on lined cookie sheet for 20 min. or so at about 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  9. Can be grilled or fried instead if desired.
  10. Cooking times and temps required vary seemingly depending on humidity also.
Most Helpful

These were a little bit bland to me, but that is probably as a result of the substitutions I made because of what I had on hand. Even so, with some deli mustard, they were great. I really liked how well the burgers held together and the lovely crust they developed while they baked. Next time, I will definitely make sure I have the proper ingredients on hand. I look forward to making them again soon!

Jmommy209 May 27, 2009

I made these today and they are very delicious. The best vege burger I have eaten. I have tried various veg burger recipes, and this is the best so far. I increased the mushroom, carrot and zuccini amounts, and added about 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce, otherwise followed the recipe. Thank you Diane for sharing.

midesire May 01, 2008

These were delicious and easy to make! I added a little more tomato paste than you suggested which gave the burgers an intense red color and a strong tomato taste. My husband also loved these, and I consider him a real "meat and potatoes vegetarian".

Converting to vegan December 30, 2007