Another long weekend is looming, the countdown has begun. With summer in its final swing, I am trying desperately to fit in as many BBQ days as possible.
With a nice supply of fresh beets, from our farm CSA share, these burgers are absolutely delicious. (I actually made a double batch and turned one half into a “meatloaf”, I will post that recipe soon). While these burgers do not taste like beef, they have their own wonderful flavour and texture. Very filling and perfect for a late summer bbq supper.
Speaking of our farm CSA, I will have to start taking help with me soon to carry home all the veggies.
Beets Beef Burgers
- 1 cup shredded beets
- 1 1/4 cups brown rice cooked, cooled
- 1 cup cooked green lentils, cooled, drained well
- 1/2 tspn salt
- fresh black pepper
- 1 tspn thyme
- 1 tspn dry mustard
- 3 tblspns onion chopped finely
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tblspns smooth almond butter
- 1/2 cup very fine breadcrumbs
- 1 tblspn olive oil for cooking burgers
Peel beets and shred. I use the shredder on my food processor. Place in large bowl. Add the S blade to the food processor. Return beets, add the brown rice, and lentils and process until mixture is finely minced.
Transfer beet mix to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients except olive oil and mix thoroughly. Make sure everything is totally combined.
Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 mins or overnight to chill.
Heat 1 tblspn olive oil in pan to moderate. Take 1/2 to 3/4 cup of beet mixture and form into burger patties.
Place in pan one or two at a time and cook for approx 5 mins each side. Allow to brown.
These burgers can be frozen after cooking and then grilled on the BBQ from either frozen or thawed. Great to keep on hand.
Nutrition Facts Burger onlyServing Size 187 g one burger onlyAmount Per ServingCalories 434Calories from Fat 98% Daily Value*Total Fat 10.9g 17%Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%Cholesterol 0mg 0%Sodium 543mg 23%Total Carbohydrates 71.9g 24%Dietary Fiber 8.1g 32%Sugars 5.5gProtein 13.5g Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 6% Calcium 9% • Iron 25%Nutrition Grade A-* Based on a 2000 calorie diet