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Two beet burgers on buns with onion, lettuce and tomato.

Quinoa Beet Burger

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 burgers 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These beet burgers are so yummy, you’ll love the delicious flavour and texture. Try the patties served on a salad or or bun with fresh lettuce, tomato, avocado and onion. Bonus: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and sugar-free!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 white onion, diced (approx. 1.5 cups, 200 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 small beets, peeled and grated (approx. 3 cups, 360 g)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (150 g)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax (12 g)
  • 1 cup oats (100 g)
  • 1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs (25 g, use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cook Quinoa: If you don’t have cooked quinoa on hand, start preparing that now. Cook according to package instructions or bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1/2 cup quinoa, cover and reduce to a light simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
  2. Cook Vegetables: Add the diced onion, garlic and grated beet to a pan and cook for 7-8 minutes until softened.
  3. Blend Oats: While they’re cooking, add the oats to a food processor and process into flour. It’s okay if it’s a little grainy, it doesn’t have to be super fine.
  4. Blend Burger Mixture: Add the rest of the burger ingredients to the food processor, including the cooked beet mixture and mix until well combined. It should be quite smooth but not totally processed, a few chunky bits and bites are ok.
  5. Create Patties: Use your hands to shape the mixture into 8 patties.
  6. Cook Burgers: Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add some non-stick cooking spray. Add the patties and cook for about 5-10 minutes per side. I kept flipping them over for about 15 minutes until they were nice and crisped on the outside. Just make sure the pan isn’t too hot so you don’t burn them.
  7. Serve: Enjoy hot on a toasted bun with your favourite toppings like lettuce, onion, cheese and tomato.

Notes

  • Storing: Raw patties can be prepped and stored in the fridge for 1-2 days before cooking. To store cooked patties, let cool then store cooked patties in a sealed container for up to 5 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. If freezing, I’d suggest placing a square of wax or parchment paper between patties so they don’t stick together.
  • Reheating: Let thaw overnight in the fridge if frozen then reheat in the microwave, stovetop or oven until heated to your preference. Ok to enjoy cold too, they’re great added to salads and bowls!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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