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