Burgers with a Beet

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Burgers come in many forms but have you had a beet burger before? If not you should give this sweet and smokey spice burger a try--rich and a slight salty flavor.Recipe idea from lesauce.com.and Rachel from benevolentbites, and a little tweaking by me.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1 c
finely ground cashews
1 or 2 clove
cloves of garlic
1 c
grated raw red beets, packed
1/4 c
finely minced celery
2 Tbsp
minced onion
1/2 c
cooked brown rice
1 tsp
ground sunflower seeds or flaxseed's
1 tsp
each of dried oregano, dried chive, chili powder
1/4 tsp
each cumin and liquid smoke
1/8 tsp
ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place beets in a large bowl.
Add the garlic to a food processor and pulse to chop; add cashews and pulse until meal is formed.
Add this mixture to the beets.
2
Add all remaining ingredients into the bowl with the beet mixture and combine by mashing with a fork of pastry blender- this helps the beets release some of their juices. and is crucial to getting the perfect consistency.
If the mixture seems to dry a a bit of red wine or orange juice.
3
Form into 4 patties.Place Pre-heat a non-stick skillet-or cast iron skillet- that has been sprayed with not-stick cooking spray (this prevents the beets from sticking because of their high natural sugar); over medium-high heat, then turn down heat to medium before adding the burgers.
4
Cook burgers about 5 minutes on each side,turning gently. Serve on whole wheat bun. Add lettuce and lemon sour cream and avocado slices for garnish ,if desired. Enjoy!
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Note:
I think I will add about 1/4 cup of sour cream or yogurt the next time I make these-instead of the wine. . The texture will be better-In my opinion...try it both ways.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Burgers, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy