This black bean beet burger recipe is simple and delicious! Each patty is filled with smoky flavor, raw beets, and plenty of vegetarian protein from black beans.
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Man oh man, how are we almost at the end of June?! It’s Father’s Day weekend and just two weeks from the 4th of July!
If you’ve been following my posts the past couple of weeks, you know that I’ve been sharing some of my favorite new recipes for cookouts, summer gatherings (socially distanced, of course!), and more.
Today’s black bean beet burger recipe is the latest addition to my collection of summer dishes! But, honestly, beets are in season pretty much all year round, so really you can enjoy a vegetarian beet burger in the fall, winter, or spring too.
Which is a great thing, because these burgers are SO easy to make. You can whip up a batch during meal prep and enjoy them all week long.
They use raw beets, so you don’t have to spend an hour roasting them, a can of beans, some breadcrumbs, and dried seasonings that you probably have in your pantry already. A winning recipe!
How to Make Beetroot Burgers
If you’ve never made homemade veggie burgers before, don’t be intimidated! It’s really easy; just follow these steps.
- Roughly chop the onion and beets into quarters and place them in a food processor.
- Pulse for a few seconds to chop the veggies into smaller pieces.
- Add the can of black beans.
- Pulse until the mixture is well combined and sticky, but not fully pureed. You want some chunks of veggies and beans in there.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the egg, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. Mix well.
- Roll into 8 patties, place on a baking sheet, and pop in the oven!
What does a beetroot burger taste like?
Even if you don’t like beets, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe! Thanks to smoked paprika, cumin, thyme, and salt, each black bean beet burger is smoky and flavorful.
There is a slight earthy undertone from the beets, but the overall taste is really balanced and delicious. Plus, because of the beans and breadcrumbs, they have a great texture and stay together really well.
While the patties themselves are delicious, I definitely recommend adding toppings of your choice. Here are my favorite toppings for a black bean beet burger!
- Buns: whole wheat seeded buns or toasted sourdough bread
- Veggies: spinach or butter lettuce, red onion, tomato
- Spreads and condiments: mayo, Avocado Spread with Garlic, Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip, hummus, sliced avocado
- Cheese: goat cheese, feta cheese, Swiss cheese
Some delicious sides that pair well with this recipe include the Baked Shoestring Fries with Fresh Chives, Grilled Broccolini with Lemon and Parmesan, Vegan Potato Salad with Fresh Dill, and Green Beans and Corn with Cider Vinegar and Herbs.
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Black Bean Beet Burger Recipe
- 1 large beet - or 2 small; trimmed and peeled
- 1/2 yellow onion - trimmed and peeled
- 1 15.5 ounce can black beans - drained and rinsed
- 1 egg - lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 8 whole wheat burger buns - for serving
- Lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, spreads - for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the beets and onion into quarters. Place them in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Add the black beans and pulse again until the mixture is sticky and well combined, but not overly processed. You want there to be small chunks of veggies and beans. Stop to scrape down the sides while pulsing as needed.
- Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the eggs, breadcrumbs, paprika, cumin, salt, and thyme. Mix well with a spatula. Roll the mixture into 8 patties about 1/2-inch thick and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, then bake for another 5 minutes.
- Serve the patties warm on hamburger buns with toppings of choice. Enjoy!
- Nutrition facts vary based on the toppings you use.
- Topping ideas include lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado or avocado spread, hummus, goat cheese, or feta cheese.
- Store leftover burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Have a great weekend! – Lizzie