Let the burger patties rest in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking. This will help them hold together. Oats make a great binder to hold veggie burgers together. I use One Degree Organic sprouted rolled oats which work great.
Moreover, are veggie burgers actually good for you?
YES? Many veggie burgers are made from vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (like beans or lentils). These are good-for-you ingredients that provide fiber and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Packaged veggie burgers (like Morning Star Farms or Boca) can also be a part of a healthy eating plan.
Hereof, how do you keep black bean burgers from crumbling?
When making black bean burgers it is important to use a binder to keep the patty from falling apart. This recipe uses eggs to bind the mixture together. Another important factor in keeping the patty together is how finely all of the ingredients were chopped or mashed.
How do you make veggie burgers stick together?
Adding flour or oats can help the burgers stick together, without using eggs. Mash everything together well. The more pulverized the veggie burger mixture gets, the better the patties will stick together. (But don’t puree them, or the final texture will be off.)
Aquafaba can be used in a number of ways: 1) It can be added to recipes UNWHIPPED as an egg binder, such as in these Vegan Gluten Free Sugar Cookies. 2) It can be whipped into semi-soft peaks and added to recipes as a whipped egg white substitute, such as these Vegan Gluten Free Waffles!
You can bind burgers without eggs using breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs are great because they absorb moisture from the meat and help hold everything together. You can also use crushed crackers or corn flakes. Just mix the ingredients together until the mixture forms into a ball.
¼ cup cracker or pretzel crumbs. ¼ cup crushed cornflakes or other unsweetened cereals. ⅔ cup regular rolled oats (Use this only as a substitute for bread crumbs in meat loaf and other meat mixtures, such as burgers.
Flaxseed (aka linseed)
Ground flaxseed emulates eggs’ binding qualities in breads, cakes, muffins, cookies, burgers, and vegan meatballs.
Eggs are the most common and effective binder, and egg replacers are an excellent alternative for vegan burgers. Other common binders include wheat germ, bread crumbs, oats, and ground flaxseeds. These are dry ingredients, though the recipe’s other ingredients often add just enough moisture to make a sufficient binder.
Not using a binder to hold the ingredients together.
A good veggie burger isn’t just, well, veggies — it needs a binder, something to hold all the ingredients together and keep the burger intact. Without a binder, your burger might completely crumble and fall apart the second it hits the grill or when you bite into it.