I must admit I was a little skeptical at first when I read about making veggie burgers with beetroot. Don’t get me wrong, I love beetroot! It just gets a little messy when you add it to a dish. Any dish really. Beetroot doesn’t always play well with others.

But I was pleasantly surprised when making this beetroot lentil burgers recipe. Yes, it gets a little purple, but there are enough lentils to give the burger patty some brown consistency.

The patties fried pretty easily, but I did leave my mix to chill in the fridge overnight. I wanted to make sure they were stiff enough and wouldn’t break apart once in the oil.

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The recipe

Ingredients:
2 beetroots
1 1/2 cup of cooked lentils
Onion
Fresh garlic
3 large spinach leaves
Oregano
Thyme
Tiny bit of sea salt
1 cup of oat flour (rolled oats in the food processor)
Filtered water

Directions:

  1. Add lentils and beetroot to a medium bowl. Mash the beetroot and mix well with the lentils.
  2. Chop the onion, fresh garlic and spinach into tiny pieces and add to the bowl.
  3. Add the thyme, oregano, sea salt and mix.
  4. Put a cup of rolled oats in the food processor to make oat flour. I really love the Russell Hobbs range and particularly the Mini Food Processor – it’s super compact and soooo easy to clean! Once the flour is ready, add it to the bowl and a few sprinkles of water. Mix and it will start to get pasty.
  5. Form the mixture into burger patties, leave in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Once chilled add to a pan with melted coconut/olive oil.

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