Whitewater Veggie Burger

This recipe came from Alligator Pie Catering in Vancouver…my friend Louise picked their recipe book up for my birthday while she was visiting :)
I love this one … has fresh herbs, soy sauce, just a ton of flavor !  And it makes 12 burgers so I have 11 lunches going into my freezer :)   I wrapped it in some bib lettuce and added a few more sliced veggies and salsa…YUM !!!


Whitewater Veggie Burger
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  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 – 19 oz. can black beans, drained, rinsed and roughly pureed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roasted and chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and chopped
  • 3 cups fine bread crumbs (I used panko because they use wheat flour BUT I may try brown rice next time)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 2 cups oats
  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil. Place in large mixing bowl and let it cool a little.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well and shape into patties.  Heat a little oil in a pan and brown the burger on both sides.

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!


  1. Terry Dudley says:

    I want to try these veggie burgers but don’t eat eggs. Is there a way of making them without them? An egg substitute that will bind the ingredients?

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Terry, I haven’t tried this specific recipe yet…but, I don’t consume eggs myself…so, I often substitute “flax egg” in recipes and I’m pretty sure it will work great with this recipe too. For a flax egg – whisk together 1 tablespoon GROUND flax with 3 tablespoons water…then, if time permits, refrigerate for at least 15 min for it to really “set-up”. I hope this helps. :)

    • Susan C says:

      I tried these using “flax eggs”(thank you, Melissa) and they turned out great! I did not saute them but cooked them on the grill, on a piece of foil lightly sprayed with cooking oil. (I have not yet found a homemade veggie burger that could hold up when cooked directly on the grill.) These were delicious!

  2. Yvonne Law says:

    I made these with 3 cups brown rice. They were
    a bit too moist and easily fell apart while browning.
    I would suggest only 2 cups brown rice if you
    want to substitute brown rice for the bread crumbs.
    Also the 3 cups brown rice made 16 burgers.


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