Beets aren’t usually the first ingredient that comes to mind when it comes to veggie burgers, but maybe they should be! They’re nutrient-dense, create a meaty texture, offer a unique savory flavor, and frankly, they can help make the burger look more beautiful! Here are 10 Beet Burger Recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
1. Bean and Beet Burgers
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Plant-based burgers are popping up all over—even in mainstream fast-food restaurants. It’s great to have choices when you’re on the road, but I prefer the homemade goodness of a burger like this one that’s high in protein and low in fat. Featuring black beans, walnuts, oats, and pickled beets, these Bean and Beet Burgers by Robin Robertson have a great flavor and firm texture that holds up well when cooked. The wheat gluten will make firmer burgers, but it’s okay to leave it out if you’re gluten intolerant.
2. Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers
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A homemade veggie burger is a welcome alternative to beef—at least in theory. But too many are either mushy or dry and lack flavor. For a modern burger with superior composition, we stepped beyond run-of-the-mill bean patties and combined pinto beans with sweet, earthy beets, rich walnuts, and chewy bulgur. This Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burger by Nutritious Delicious not only delivered fantastic texture and flavor, but amassed an enviable nutritional profile for a burger: protein and fiber from beans, minerals, and vitamins from the bulgur and beets, and omega-3 fatty acids from the walnuts. Carrot baby food (conveniently pureed) provided an unconventional but effective binder that lent the patties a subtle sweetness. Any brand of plain carrot baby food will work here. Use a coarse grater or the shredding disk of a food processor to shred the beet. When shopping, don’t confuse bulgur with cracked wheat, which has a much longer cooking time.
3. Bomb Beets Burgers
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If you’re looking for a delicious plant-based burger, this one ‘beets’ any meaty ones! Though they may look beety – the flavor is anything but! These Bomb Beets Burgers by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are delicious!
4. Smoky Black Bean and Beet Burgers
These Smoky Black Bean and Beet Burgers by Sonali Ruder are made from smoky barbecue sauce-covered shredded beets, meaty black beans, and rice. To contract the smoky flavor of the beets, these burgers would be great served with creamy hummus on a toasty bun, piled high with greens. If you’re planning a cookout, then you can save time by making big batches and then freezing them for your big event, or for any day that you’re pressed for time.
5. Mushroom, Red Onion, and Beet Burgers
When it comes to veggie burgers, beet-based patties have become pretty common. They’re sweet yet savory, light yet filling, and above all, delicious! In addition to beets, the patties in this recipe contain quinoa, oats, garlic, red onion, mushroom, beans, and dates. The combination results in a patty with a unique, bold flavor that won’t fall apart. Topped with spicy mayo, these Mushroom, Red Onion, and Beet Burgers by Gabrielle St. Claire are packed with flavor and one recipe we think you’ll be making over and over.
6. Beet Burgers
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Beets are also a rich source of the phytonutrients called betalains — red and yellow carotenoid pigments. Betalains from beets have been found to display strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties. These Beet Burgers by Helyn Dunn are both nutritious and delicious!
7. Raw Beet-Sunflower Seed Burgers
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This nut-free beet-sunflower seed burger recipe is awesome. It’s seasonal, raw, and so savory! These kid-friendly Raw Beet-Sunflower Seed Burgers by Amanda Froelich are perfect to prepare at home with the family.
8. Beet and Basmati Rice Burgers
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These vibrant, Beet and Basmati Rice Burgers by Maria Llamas are guaranteed to satisfy! Dress them as you would any other burger and enjoy the deliciousness. You could go the healthier route and use it as a salad topping as well.
9. Beet Chickpea Burgers With Harissa Spread
It’s amazing how some grains, beans, and vegetables can turn into a burger that is so satisfying! I mean, just look at the bright fuchsia hue of these beet chickpea burgers – is any other burger prettier to look at? The combination of quinoa and red rice in the patties is great for the texture. These Beet Chickpea Burgers With Harissa Spread by Denisse Salinas are perfect for parties or dinners for plant-based skeptics!
10. Beet, Almond, and Black Bean Burgers
These nutrient-rich veggie burgers are packed with flavor! The patties are made from a combination of hearty black beans, earthy, but sweet beets, almond meal, and plenty of herbs and spices. They are paired with crisp, quick-pickled red onions and nutty pesto. These Beet, Almond, and Black Bean Burgers by Kimberly Espinel would be great on a salad, served in a wrap, or like a traditional burger — the choice is yours.
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