Beet Burgers

      Beet Burgers are one of my favorite summer meals. I buy enough fresh beets, carrots and onions at the Farmer’s Market to make a double batch so I can freeze the extras. If you’re not a fan of beets, this might not be the recipe for you! Check out some of my other delicious healthy vegetarian recipes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Beet Burgers

2 cups grated raw beets

2 cups grated raw carrots

½ cup grated raw onion

1 cup cooked brown rice

1 cup toasted sunflower seeds

½ cup toasted sesame seeds

2 eggs, beaten

2 Tbsp. tamari

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

3 Tbsp flour

¼ cup oil

Herbs to taste: garlic, cayenne, parsley

Salt & Pepper

 

(To make gluten free – use gluten free tamari in place of soy sauce and substitute oatmeal for the flour.)

Toast sunflower and sesame seeds in dry skillet several minutes at med/low heat, stirring constantly, until lightly browned.  Mix all ingredients together, form into patties, and bake at 350 degrees 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of your patties.  Burgers do not need to be turned during baking unless they are very large.

Yield: 8 large burgers

Beet burgers can be eaten plain or in a bun in place of a hamburger patty.

(I double this recipe after buying beets, carrots and onions at the Farmer’s Market and freeze the extras.)

 

Comments

  1. Anna…I soooo wish beets were available tomorrow when we go to our farmers market. I can’t wait to try these! We’re also going to have the lentil chili soon. I prepare a big pot of lentil and leek soup everyweek. Your recipe will be a fun change of pace!

    Our adult daughter recently began eating vegan, so I am always on the hunt for new and exciting recipes to have for her when she visits. Keep those recipes coming!!

  2. These sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them. Have you made them with golden beets? I’m a fan of all beets, but I’m liking the no dyed fingers when using the golden kind. But I haven’t used the golden ones for anything except roasting.

    • I haven’t tried the beet burgers with golden beets but I think I will! Yes, after making the beet burgers my hands are an unfamiliar tint of red. You could also wear gloves when mixing the ingredients, which I do by hand. I have a box of gloves available in my kitchen for cutting up hot peppers and other food items that hold their smell in my hands. I am a massage therapist so smelly hands, such as garlic, are not appreciated by clients.

  3. I eat vegetarian and vegan so this is a perfect recipe I know I will enjoy!

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