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Golden Beet Burger

This week, I am back with the Golden Beet Burger! All of the beet burgers I have seen use red beets. I wanted to explore the flavor and color of the golden beet instead. The patty is vibrant, the flavors, are balanced, and my kitchen isn't stained red from the process!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 burgers
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Cheese grater

Ingredients

Golden Beet Patty

  • 2 cups white beans cooked
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 golden beet with greens
  • 1 bunch lemon thyme or dried thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or dried rosemary
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp unrefined salt
  • 1 Meyer lemon or lemon
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour

Toppings

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tomato
  • honey
  • dijon mustard
  • 4 burger buns

Instructions

  • Bake white beans at 400ºF for 15 minutes to dry them out a bit.
  • Grate golden beets using a cheese grater. Alternatively, dice or food process.
  • Finely chop golden beet greens, green onion, and fresh herbs.
  • Add white beans, quinoa, beets and greens, green onion, herbs, and seasonings.
  • Add zest and juice of a Meyer lemon. Mix everything by hand, and squeeze some of the beans by hand until the mixture is wet.
  • Add brown rice flour and mix. If mix is too dry, add splashes of water until patties are easily formed.
  • Form 4 patties. Heat skillet over medium heat, and heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place grapeseed oil in warm skillet. Sear both sides of burger until golden brown, then cook burger in oven for 3 minutes on each side.

Assemble Your Burger

  • Toast burger buns.
    Finely chop spinach and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    Cut tomato into thick slices.
    Mix equal parts mustard and honey to make honey mustard.
    Dress burger overflowing with spinach and enjoy!