This red beet burger shows that you don’t need meat to enjoy a good burger! I really love vegetarian burgers, as you might know if you’ve visited my site before. I’ve created several veggie burger recipes (like a sweet potato burger and a falafel burger) and I went on a quest to find the best veggie burger in Amsterdam.
Below is the recipe for 4 red beet burgers. The burger patties are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
2 red beets (peeled and cooked)
30 grams oatmeal (1/3 cup)
1 red onion, chopped
1 scallion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
200 gr green/brown lentils (cooked, drained and cooled)
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon paprika
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Put half of the oatmeal in a small bowl and add 80ml (1/3 cup) of boiling water.
Heat some olive oil in a small skillet. Add the onion, scallion and garlic and sauté over medium heat until are soft and beginning to turn golden.
In a food processor mix the beets, lentils, onion mixture, thyme, paprika and both the wet as the dry oatmeal. If desired you can add some salt and pepper.
Using a cup or a cooking ring you can now form burger patties of the mixture.
You can fry the burgers in a skillet, but I used my oven for them. Put the patties on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to flip them and bake them for 15 more minutes.