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Look Again: Beet Burgers

A hearty beet burger even meat-lovers enjoy!

  • Author: Healthy Happy Mama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 8 patties 1x
  • Category: main meal
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 12 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 medium beets, peeled and then grated or shredded
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon miso (optional)
  • oil for frying (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and  then add the diced onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute.  Turn off the heat and set aside.
  2. {Meanwhile, grate or shred your beets.  I use my food processor shredding attachment and love how easy it is!}  In your food processor, pulse the prunes and oats or walnuts until they are well combined, but not so much they are turning into a paste.  Add the eggs and process until they are just combined.  {Alternatively, you can crush/chop the walnuts and chop the prunes and then mix in the egg.  I just really like the convenience of the food processor.}  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash your beans until they are mostly mashed, but a few beans are still in tact.  Add the beats, prune/walnut/egg mixture, onion and garlic mixture, brown rice, coriander, thyme, salt, cinnamon, pepper, and miso. Mix very well until everything is well combined.
  4. Form your mixture into 8 patties.  Thinner patties cook better, so flatten them with your hands.  Now you have 2 options for cooking.
  5. Frying option:  Heat some oil in a large skillet and cook the patties for 4-6 minutes per side.  Be careful when flipping.
  6. Baking option:  Bake the patties in a 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, carefully flipping once half way through the cooking time.

Notes

*If the burgers fall apart a little when you flip them, just form them back together carefully with your hands or the spatula.  They will hold together better when they are fully cooked.

This recipe is slightly adapted from my original beet burger recipe

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