Beet Burgers for Meatless Monday

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Aug 2014

It’s Labor Day and everyone is firing up the grill. This is the traditional end of August barbecue, where friends and neighbors gather and celebrate the end of summer. Although I never miss the meat that left my diet over 7 years ago, I am regularly searching for a favorite on the grill for my whole wheat bun.  So how about we try beet burgers for Meatless Monday on Labor Day.

I’ve been trying to find a veggie burger to fall in love with for quite some time now.  Taste buds, perhaps you have met your new love.

beet-burger-meatless-mondayThis recipe comes from Green Kitchen Stories, one of my favorite blogs to find healthy vegetarian meals.  My friend Catherine, over on Farmhouse Home has interpreted it yet again, so I’m not the only one that finds it pretty terrific.

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Ingredients for Beet Burgers {makes 4 burgers}:

  • 1 1/2 cups grated raw beetroot {approx. 2 large or 3 small}
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3 1/2  ounces feta cheese
  • 1 T. cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 organic egg
  • small handful fresh basil

Toppings:

  • lettuce, sprouts {i have used spicy mix of micro greens}, avocado, tzatziki sauce or yogurt

Peel and grate the beets, onion and garlic on a box grater.  Place in mixing bowl and add olive oil, egg, feta, rolled oats, basil and salt and pepper.  Mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the oats to absorb the moisture. Using your hands, shape into four patties.  If they fall apart, mix in a bit more of the oats.  Grill the burgers a few minutes on each side, or heat in a frying pan until crusted on both sides.  Serve on toasted buns with your favorite combination of toppings.  I find the yogurt {i actually used a tzatziki from my falafel recipe} a particularly nice compliment to the beet flavor.

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  1. Laurel says:

    These are beautiful! Can I make extra and freeze them?

  2. Love your Beet Burgers Alison! The colour alone is worth making them for, so pretty. Today is the first day of Spring here in Melbourne so will be firing up the grill and must make these again soon. Thanks for linking to my burgers. By the way we sold our house so I’m now officially house hunting! What a process, we are now sorting through a lifetime of stuff we’ve collected and giving it to Charity shops etc. Hope you’re well. xx

    • alison says:

      Catherine, your posts have inspired me in so many ways! Glad you sold your house, can’t imagine how stressful that must be. We will probably be there in about a year. Can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings for you!

  3. Wow, those have to be the prettiest burgers ever! We had a bumper crop of beets in our garden this year so will give this recipe a try. I love the idea of adding the feta cheese.

  4. Looks good to me but I doubt there’s any way David would go for this. Speaking of beet burgers, in Australia they put pickled beets on their burgers, along with a fried egg. We weren’t fans.

  5. Leigh says:

    Looks healthy, colourful and something I’d love to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Juergen says:

    mmmh, yum! Makes me hungry! Unfortunately I haven’t seen rolled oats or feta cheease anywhere here in Chile, but I will bookmark the recipe for future use! I only mentioned a few days ago how I miss feta…

  7. noel says:

    Wow, how unusual and cool. I would love to try making these, thanks for the recipe!

  8. Beets are not popular in my house. However, they look gorgeous and I know many people who will love this recipe! (they matched your toe polish!)

  9. These look wonderful! I wish someone could make them for me:-) I hate “beet hands.”

  10. Hahaha! I misread this at first as “beef” burgers and wondered what was up. Neat!

  11. We love beets and I’ve saved this recipe to our must try file for the next time we find beets in our local mercado. Can’t wait to make these colorful beauties!

  12. I love beets but haven’t ever thought of making a beet burger out of them. We still tease my son about the time he ate quite a few. Later when nature called, he began to flush and thought he was bleeding to death. He hasn’t touched a beet since.

  13. Michelle says:

    I am a VERY strict vegetarian. I really like beets and this recipe seems to fit my cooking skills Thank you!

  14. After one week in Germany and Austria, I am soooo ready for some vegetarian meals. As others have commented, the color of the beet burgers is quite impressive.