The Ultimate Beet Burger

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Drop. That. Beet. We bring you The Ultimate Beet Burger. It’s loaded with flavor thanks to delicious whole ingredients you can find at your local farmers market. For those of you who aren’t crazy about beets (like me), have no fear. These burgers don’t have an overpowering beet taste at all. The red beans and spices help to create a perfect balance of flavors.

As you all probably know by now, we’re a plant-based blog that loves finding healthy alternatives that will satisfy even the biggest meat eater. This beet burger offers a range of nutrients that your typical meat-based burger will not. There’s also no sacrifice in flavor. These burgers are crisp on the outside, and packed with savory goodness on the inside. 

Beets are a root vegetable rich in folate, which helps to keep us energized throughout the day. They contain betalains, which are a phytochemical with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants have the potential to reduce your risk for certain cancers and other chronic diseases. Pro tip: Did you know that the greens on the beets are edible? Beet greens are a great source of magnesium, which keeps your brain and muscles functioning properly. Save those greens to add into other recipes or quickly sauté with some onions and olive oil. Beets grow well all over the country and they are in season in early summer and fall.

The Ultimate Beet BurgerThis recipe calls for oat flour. Don’t run off to the store in search for some specialty oat flour. Make oat flour at home by adding rolled oats to a food processor and pulse until it becomes a flour-like consistency. Whip up a big batch and store in an air-tight mason jar to have on hand for future recipes!

The Ultimate Beet Burger

To make these Ultimate Beet Burgers, start by sautéing your chopped onions in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes. Add in the beets, and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes. Then allow to cool, and add to a food processor along with the sunflower seeds, beans, egg, oat flour, and spices.

Pulse until everything is mixed well together, and you have a pasty, thick finish. We don’t want the blend super mushy either so don’t overdo it…a few pulses and that’s it. Add this to a bowl, and mix in the rolled oats. This will add more structure to the burgers. Using your hands, form 4 patties. Let them sit out for 20 minutes, so they can firm up a bit.

If you’re ready to enjoy now, pop these into the oven and bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until the burger is crisp and browned. Alternatively, you can also store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze until ready to use. Enjoy on a bun, topped with arugula, onions, avocado, and/or tahini!

What are your favorite ways to include beets into recipes? Drop us a comment below! xoxo

The Ultimate Beet Burger

The Ultimate Beet Burger

2017-05-12 09:15:07

Serves 4

  1. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  2. 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1 cup grated beets
  4. 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  5. 1 cup cooked red beans
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1/4 cup oat flour
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1/4 teaspoon garlic
  10. Pinch of salt
  11. 1/4 cup rolled oats
  1. Start by sautéing your chopped onions in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add in the beets, and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes
  3. Allow to cool, and add to a food processor along with the sunflower seeds, beans, egg, oat flour (just pulse rolled oats until a flour-like consistency is reached), and spices
  4. Pulse until everything is mixed well together, and you have a pasty, thick finish. We don’t want the blend super mushy either so don’t overdo it…a few pulses and that’s it.
  5. Add this to a bowl, and mix in the rolled oats. This will add more structure to the burgers
  6. Using your hands, form 4 patties
  7. Let them sit out for 20 minutes, so they can firm up a bit
  8. If you’re ready to enjoy now, pop these into the oven and bake @400 for 10-12 minutes or until the burger is crisp and browned
  9. Alternatively, you can also store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze until ready to use
  10. Enjoy on a bun, topped with arugula, onions, avocado, and/or tahini!

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