First, take a small red onion, chop it up fine, and fry it up in some oil. I like adding something sweet, like a little maple syrup or mirin, to help caramelize the onions (but wait for the onions to brown some before you do this, if you dare). While that's gettin' good, mash up a can of black beans (drain the beans first) in a separate bowl with a fork or spoon or whatever you like to mash stuff with. Throw some minced garlic in with the onion for a couple minutes. While that heats up, dice or grate a carrot. Then, toss the onions and garlic in the bowl with the beans, add the shredded carrot, a tablespoon of sunflower seeds, a half cup of oatmeal (ground or not), and some tamari and the nutritional yeast and whatever herbs and whatnots you want to include. Turn that into a patty. If it's too dry, add some water (or soy sauce). Too wet, add some more oats. Toss those patties in an oiled pan, and fry 'em up. Keep in mind, you can add anything you want: zucchini, flax, liquid smoke, cacao powder, or coffee for all I care.
Working Class Vegan Man
Vegan guy who likes sports, beer, and eating healthy.
He's no dummy either. He's got 3 degrees, including a master of arts in international relations. Formerly head grillbilly for the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team (and formerly 50 lbs heavier), he's on a mission to de-sissify eating healthy.