Black Bean Beet Burgers are a healthy, vegetarian meal made with fresh roasted beets, black beans and brown rice. Top with smashed avocado and served with a side of greens for a nutrient dense meal that can easily be made ahead of time and frozen for fast weeknight meals.
These burgers are vibrant in color and taste! I don’t think I’ve seen a prettier burger than this one!
When my parents were in town, I tried to fool my dad into believing this was a real burger. The color is there, but he didn’t buy my plot to feed him vegetables. Even though I covered it with melted cheese and a bun. He still ate it, but there was some grumbling. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
I, on the other hand, love veggie burgers. I could eat them anytime of the day. Pop a fried egg on top with salsa and call it breakfast! Try these Southwest Black Bean Burgers for another healthy make-ahead meal!
Beans, red beets, brown rice and oats create a veggie burger worth making again and again!
- 1 15.5oz can canned beans, drained
- 3/4 cup dry brown rice cooked
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 small onion diced
- 1/3 cup cooked red beets shredded
- 3 tbs water
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 2 tbs tahini
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tsp brown mustard
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
Prepare the ingredients by roasting the beets (400F for 1 hr...I make extra for other recipes) and boiling the brown rice (follow package instructions).
Meanwhile, mash black beans in a large bowl. When the beets and rice are cooked, add those and all other ingredients to the bowl. Mix until incorporated. The mixture will be slightly sticky and have a lot of texture, not smooth.
Divide the mixture into the size and amount of burgers desired. Flatten them to an even consistency.
Lay the burgers on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 F.
At this point you can freeze them for future meals or fry them on the stove in a griddle pan with a little olive oil until the sides are crisp and griddle lines form on each side. A few minutes per side.
Top with avocado, salt, pepper, salsa...anything you would like - it's your burger!
recipe adapted from http://www.includingcake.com/blog/2012/05/black-bean-beet-burgers.html