Best Beetroot Burgers in Town
Updated: Feb 22, 2018
Beetroot never fails to make me smile, strange I know that a root vegetable can do this, but it is true... I think it's the colour, the fact it gets all over your fingers and you have to resign yourself to the fact you're now sporting pink fingers for the rest of the day, the fact I always used to get told 'don't eat too much, Tamsyn, it'll make your wee pink'... Let's face it, there's no other food that can do those magical things.
Anyhoo, enough about pink wee and onto pink burgers...
· 2 cups beet root, peeled and cut into cubes
· 1 cup red quinoa (white is just as good), cooked
· 1 tbsp olive oil
· 1 egg/ 2 flax seed eggs for vegan option (see below)
· 1 onion, finely diced
· 2 garlic cloves, crushed
· 2 tbsp wholemeal bread/sourdough bread crumbs
· 1 tbsp chia seeds
· 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
· 2 tsp smoked paprika
· 2 tsp lemon juice
· ¼ tsp chilli flakes
½ tsp ginger powder
· 1 tsp onion salt
· 4 Wholemeal buns
*(flax seed egg, 3 tbsp warm water, 1 tbsp flax seed, allow to sit for 15 minutes)
1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/347°F.
2. Place the beetroot cubes in a lined baking tin, rub with olive oil and roast for 30 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
4. Place the roasted beetroot in a food processor and pulse two or three times - you need some texture for the burgers, so make sure you don't mash them completely.
5. Transfer the beetroot into a large bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir to combine. If the texture is too mushy add more bread crumbs until you obtain the desired consistency.
6. With slightly wet hands (just to make sure they really become pink!), shape the burgers and place them on a lined baking sheet.
7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes on one side, then flip over and bake for 15 more minutes.
10. Assemble the burgers with a dressing of your choice, salad and some sweet potato fries… oh my days!!
Now quickly take a look at why you should be eating these make-you-wee-pink burgers:
– Beetroots have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, AND detox properties (I add beetroot to my smoothies)
– Quinoa is a great source of quality proteins, but also minerals like manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
So cook up a batch and don't share!
Peace and pink stuff,