Vegetarian Burger – Gout/Heart Friendly


Vegetarian Burger

The recipe worked out great.  Not meat, but it has fantastic flavor and goes great on a sesame seed burger bun.  I enjoyed the intense flavors.  The texture was that of a rare burger. If you are looking for that firm, well-done texture, you may want to consider adding an additional bit of breadcrumbs and another egg.  Serve with some sweet potato fries and this is a very gout friendly meal.  Yummy!


  • 4 tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons finely  diced red onion
  • 12 black olives, rinsed and finely  diced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell peppers,  finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic,  minced
  • 1 tablespoon artichoke, diced
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup white beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Heat 2 T oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Saute onion, pepper, olives and garlic until softened. Season with a pinch of salt. Add artichoke and cook for another minute, until heated through. Remove from heat and cool.

In a large bowl, place all the beans, oatmeal, bread crumbs, all the spices and the parsley. Add cooled veggies to beans and mix thoroughly.  Not required but I added it to a food processor and pulsed it a few time. Add egg. Thoroughly mix and form into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or add to the freezer for 10 minutes.

In saute pan add remaining 2 T olive oil, and cook patties 2 to 3 minutes per side. serve alone or on a toasted hamburger bun.  Optional toppings. Pickles, tomato, onions.


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