Look Again is a series where I feature old recipes from posts that showcase my
bad young photography skills. Some of my favorite recipes deserve a second look. Today I’m bringing back the beet burger!
I had to include my beloved beet burgers in my Look Again series. I adore this recipe! You know who else likes my beet burgers? My husband! He’s a big meat guy, but is always open to trying my veggie-rific dinners. (Ha! Couldn’t help myself.) Veggies burgers, though, are last on the list of vegetarian meals he likes. Except my beet burgers. I first developed this recipe back in 2010 and it’s been a tried and true recipe ever since.
The only thing I don’t like about my old beet burger recipe is how long it takes. The old recipe calls for cooked beets, which takes a minimum of 30 minutes. Who’s got time for that?! So when I saw Dana from The Minimalist Baker post a recipe for beet burgers that used grated, raw beets, I was intrigued. No need to peel, dice, and cook the beets? I wondered if I could use raw, shredded/grated beats without compromising the taste and texture of my original recipe. I gave it a go and was amazed! It worked beautifully and definitely cut down on the recipe time.
I made a few more slight changes to my original recipe. I tried using walnuts in place of the oats and it worked fine. Either one is great. I also bake these 50% of the time instead of frying them, so I include directions for both in this version. I also forget to add the miso 50% of the time, so I list that as optional this time around.
What I love most about these burgers is their flavor profile. When I saw Dana’s recipe I was going to try her spice ideas, but couldn’t bring myself to part from my original recipe. The flavors are just spot on.
These beet burgers are hearty, filling, and have great texture. They aren’t mushy at all, like so many veggie/bean burgers can be. They are slightly delicate, but hold together well once cooked.
If you try these I hope you love them as much as I do!Print
Here’s what some of my readers have said about my original beet burger recipe: