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Savory Dinners: Oats-bury Steaks

I adapted this recipe out of OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain, from page 123. It called for red kidney beans, which my tummy just doesn’t like (it is one of the legumes that give me stomach aches!) I have found you can sub in quite easily though.


Pair the steaks with a hearty mushroom gravy (very easy to make), mashed taters and some green beans, and you have a feast!

Oats-bury Steaks


  • 15 ounce can white kidney beans or cannellini beans
  • ½ cup mushrooms, minced
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal, mixed with 4 Tbsp warm water
  • 2 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ¾ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350°, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mash the beans in a mixing with a potato masher, chunky is OK. Mix in the remaining ingredients.

Portion the mix into six oval patties on the prepared baking sheet. The mixture will be wet, so make 6 piles of the mixture, then press gently with a spatula to make patties.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the middle is firm to touch.

Serves 6.

I served it with a gravy recipe I came up with a few years back.

Mushroom Gravy


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1½+ cups lower-sodium faux beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lower sodium soy sauce, to taste


Heat a large skillet over medium-high, add in oil and mushrooms, saute until golden brown.

Shake flour over, gently stirring to coat, cook for a few minutes.

Whisk in broth and seasonings, let come to a gentle boil, and the gravy has thickened. Add more broth to thin as desired.

Season with soy sauce as desired (it helps give the gravy a deep color, also adding a burst of flavor).

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