Every household needs a veggie burger that's a staple. This beet and chickpea is firm on the outside and tender on the inside — exactly what a veggie burger should be. This burger is smoky, hearty, savory, subtly spiced, and seriously satisfying. It's almost too good to be true!

Beet and Chickpea Burger [Vegan]

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  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
  • 2 medium size cooked beets (you can also use raw beets)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast
  • A bunch of fresh parsley
  • A dash of liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse and drain chickpeas very well and dice beets and onion.
  3. Add chickpeas, beets, onion, garlic, oat, nutritional yeast, parsley, liquid smoke, salt, and pepper to a food processor and process until everything is mixed well, but still a little chunky.
  4. Divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape into patties. If the mixture is too wet, add a couple of tablespoons of oat flour first.
  5. Arrange patties on the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, turning them over once halfway through baking time.
  6. Serve on buns (gluten-free, if you prefer) with red onion, avocado, tomato, greens, and garlicky maple-tahini.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1028 | Total Carbs: 185 g | Total Fat: 9 g | Total Protein: 53 g | Total Sodium: 1583 g | Total Sugar: 29 g Per Serving: Calories: 129 | Carbs: 23 g | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 7 g | Sodium: 198 mg | Sugar: 4 g Calculation not including salt to taste, burger buns, or toppings. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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