Recipe Beet Burger Recipe

June 26, 2017

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Silver Hills Bakery

Burger lovers, these beet-based beauties are bursting with flavour. But our Beet Burger recipe delivers more than just a tasty, juicy plant-based patty. An excellent source of folate, shredded beets are high in manganese, and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and fibre. Combine beets with brown rice, black beans, sunflower seeds, and a splash of vegan barbecue sauce, and our beet burger recipe becomes the ultimate vehicle for stealth nutrition. (It’s also an excellent way to use up that scoop of rice leftover from last night’s dinner!).

Whether you use it to sneak more veggies onto picky kids’ plates, or enjoy the satisfaction of a healthy whole food meal made from scratch, our beet burger recipe is truly a bite to behold. Serve it between Silver Hills Sprouted Whole Grain Burger Buns, and top it with juicy slices of ripe tomato, crunchy leaves of lettuce, spicy slivers of red onion, and creamy vegan mayo for a meal you’ll come back to again and again.

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Recipe Details

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For the beet burger patties:

  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice (ideally short grain)
  • ½ red onion , finely diced
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 can (398 ml / 14 fl oz) black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup raw beet , shredded
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ –¾ cup raw sunflower seeds , ground (adjust depending on how wet the mixture is)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp vegan BBQ sauce
  • to taste salt and pepper

To serve:


For the beet burger patties:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sauté onion in a skillet over medium-low heat until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mash beans roughly and add remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste before forming into 4 large patties.
  4. Place patties on a rimmed baking sheet fitted with parchment paper. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until firm and golden brown on the bottom.

To serve:

  1. Toast buns lightly, top with patties, vegan mayonnaise, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and any other burger condiments you fancy. Dig in and enjoy!

Try these handy tips!

  • Even the neatest cooks are no match for beets! Wear an apron to protect your clothes from vivid beet juice splatter while you grate your raw beets (you’ll thank yourself on laundry day).
  • Unless magenta fingers are your idea of fun temporary body art, kitchen gloves are a good idea if you have them.

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