homemade veggie burgers

This is one of the best veggie burgers I've ever had and they're very easy to make!

The recipe came from an old issue of Vegetarian Times and is credited to the Chicago Diner.

3 celery stalks, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
2 t onion powder
2 t garlic powder
1/2 ground black pepper
12 oz. fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
3 cups oatmeal (not quick oats)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Bring 4 cups of water along with the celery, onion, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the oatmeal, mushrooms, and flour. Cook it 5 more minutes, then transfer it to a bowl and chill it.

Form the chilled mixture into 8 patties and bake them on a greased baking sheet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, turning half way through. Allow them to cool, then grill them over medium-high heat for about 7 minutes per side.

I served them on kaiser buns with lettuce tomato, pickles, mustard, and ketchup.

Next time, I'll top them grilled portabellas, aioli, and feta!

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