Get ready for warmer weather with these hearty burgers! Beets give them their gorgeous pink color and earthy flavor while freshly cooked black beans add a meaty texture. Serve these topped with sprouts, fried onion, and mushrooms with sweet potato fries on the side.

Beet and Black Bean Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]







For the Burgers:

  • 3 large beets
  • 1 cup uncooked black beans
  • Generous 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dill

 For the Serving Options:

  • Gluten-free bread rolls
  • Salad leaves
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Fried onions
  • Fried Chestnut mushrooms


  1. Rinse and drain the beans and add them to a saucepan with water. Cook for 1 hour until tender and soft.
  2. Once your beans have started cooking, pre-heat the oven to 355°F before peeling and chopping the beets. Place them on a baking tray, drizzle with a little oil, sprinkle with the dill, and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and cover with foil, roast for 45 minutes, then set aside to cool slightly.
  3. When the beans are cooked drain them and run under cold water to cool. Add them to a food processor with the beets, oats, and spices. Pulse for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides regularly until you have a fairly smooth consistency.
  4. Shape into burgers and place on a lightly oiled baking tray. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes which help gives them a firmer consistency. You can skip this step if you don’t mind them a little squishy, or are really hungry.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve on a bun with toppings of your choice and a large side salad. Or skip the gluten and serve with sweet potato wedges.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1827 | Total Carbs: 335 g | Total Fat: 26 g | Total Protein: 66 g | Total Sodium: 2857 g | Total Sugar: 69 g Per Serving: Calories: 228 | Carbs: 42 g | Fat: 3 g | Protein: 8 g | Sodium: 357 mg | Sugar: 9 g Calculation not including ingredients for serving other than rolls. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.