Unsausage Burgers

Posted by on April 30, 2010 at 7:00 am.

Recently, I participated in a financial workshop which had a fun twist: frugal, healthy recipes.

I talked about how to make unsausage burgers. We all know how pricy it can be to eat out at fast food places all the time. With these burgers, however, you can make your own “fast food” at home.

If you are vegetarian, you know that it can be expensive to buy vegeburgers all the time. One link I found online listed Boca Garden Burgers for $5.19 for 10 oz! That’s for only 4 burgers.

This unsausage burger recipe is economical because it is made out of oatmeal, which you can get for great prices. Here’s the recipe for an economical burger that’s also healthy and it tastes good!

  • 4 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cups soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 4 tsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground sage
  • 4 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 1/4 cup quick oats

Place water and seasonings in a pot and bring to a boil. When it is boiling, add the quick oats and cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes.

Spray a cookie sheet (or two) with nonstick cooking spray. Form into patties, using a canning jar ring (like these) and lid (or spatula) and an ice cream scoop. (The kind with the lever that you squeeze works best.) Here’s how you do it. Scoop the hot oatmeal mixture with an ice cream scoop. Place on the cookie sheet. Place canning ring around the mound of seasoned oatmeal, and press down using a canning lid or even spatula. You may need to wet the spatula with water or spray it with cooking spray to prevent the burger mixture from sticking to it. Continue until you have perhaps 9-12 burgers formed on your cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and turn the burgers over, and continue baking for 15 more minutes.

This recipe makes around 15-18 burgers.

I like making bunches of these burgers at once to put in the freezer. It is very easy to take one or two out and microwave them for a quick sandwich. You can also serve these by placing them in a casserole dish and covering them with gravy. It makes a quick and easy casserole.

This post is linked at Frugal Fridays.

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