Yield: 16 Patties
|2 cups||Old-fashioned rolled oats|
|2 tablespoons||Low-sodium tamari or soy|
|1 tablespoon||Olive oil|
|2 teaspoons||Olive oil|
|1 cup||Diced onion|
|½ cup||Grated carrots|
|½ cup||Diced celery|
|½ cup||Diced red bell peppers|
|2 cloves||Garlic, minced|
|2 teaspoons||Dried oregano|
|6||Leaves fresh basil, minced|
|½ teaspoon||Fresh ground black pepper|
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oats, tamari or soy sauce and 1 tb oil. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
In skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add rest of ingredients and saute 2 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Add t cooked oat and combined well. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using an ice cream scoop (¼ cup), portion mixture. Form each portion into a ball and flatten slightly.
Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 20 minutes until golden brown.
Nutrition analysis per burger: 97 calories, 4 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 15 grams carbohydrates, no cholesterol, 80 milligrams sodium, 26 percent calories from fat.