Beet Burgers Recipe

These beet burgers freeze well and even taste surprisingly good cold. The deep red color of the beets gives them a hearty burger feel, too.

| May/June 2012

  • The red color of the beets gives these beet burgers a hearty burger feel.

These beet burgers take some time to make, but they freeze well, so consider making a triple batch. They taste surprisingly good cold.

Beet Burgers Recipe

4 cups beets, grated (about 4 medium beets)
1 cup onion, chopped (1 medium onion)
1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup canola oil

1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Form into patties and place on lightly oiled baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. After about 40 minutes, flip patties for the last 5 minutes of baking. Cooked patties should be browned and firm. You may need to use a spatula to get patties off baking sheet. For a grilling alternative, bake for 40 minutes, then finish by grilling for a few minutes unbaked-side-down.

3. Serve just as you would a hamburger, with lettuce, tomato, cheese and condiments inside a homemade bun. We like ours with barbecue sauce. Makes approximately 12 patties.

Adapted from Farmstead Chef by John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist. 

1/13/2015 5:42:00 AM

Yummiee!!! Mouth watering… really going to give it a try once. Let’s check that how good cook I’m…

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