[Foodie Friday Recipe] Best Meatless Beet Burgers

Love burgers but trying to go meatless? You won’t miss the meat with these flavorful & satisfying beet burgers!

If you’re looking for a meatless alternative to your favorite burger, you can’t go wrong with beet burgers! Beets are packed full of phytonutrients, and they add a mild earthy flavor and a lovely, vibrant color to your burgers. Even my husband (who is a big meat eater) loves these flavorful burger alternatives!

The beans add protein and fiber, and healthy spices kick things up a notch without adding calories. You can doctor up your burgers with whatever toppings you want – mushrooms, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce – even cheese if you’re into that. If you want a lower-carb or gluten-free option, you can even enjoy these wrapped in a collard leaf instead of a bun.

A Few Notes:

  • Cooking your own beans is a great way to save money and also enjoy a tastier meal! Home-cooked beans typically have a creamier texture and better flavor than canned. Unless you have a pressure cooker, you will want to soak your beans in cold water overnight or for about 8 hours, then drain and rinse before cooking. Black beans should take about 1 hour to cook on the stovetop. 1 cup of dry beans will roughly approximate 1 can of canned beans – approximately 1¾ – 2 cups.
  • You can often buy small, golf-ball-sized cooked beets in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. Or, you can also cook your own. Just peel, slice, and boil 1 large or 2 medium-sized beets until tender.

Enjoy these for Meatless Monday, or whenever you have a hankering for a burger but want to skip the meat.

Meatless Beet Burgers Recipe

  • 15 oz black beans (home-cooked or BPA-free canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 4 small beets (cooked)
  • 1 cup organic oat flour
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or, for more flavor and nutrients, one small minced garlic clove)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt (optional)
  • pepper (optional)
  • 4 organic whole-grain buns (optional)
  • Burger toppings (of your choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cooked beans and beets in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the oat flour and spices until well combined.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into 4 large or 8 small patties.
  5. Bake for 20–25 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. To make the burgers, place the patties on buns and dress with your favorite toppings.
  7. Combine to make sandwiches and enjoy.
Recipe Source: FoodRevolution.org



Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *