Beet Black Bean Burgers- Vegan & Gluten Free

Spice up your valentines with this beautiful, tasty beet black bean burger.

These hearty beet burgers are bursting with flavour and are sure to satisfy those burger cravings. They're made from delicious earthy, sweet beets, meat-y beans, and wholesome grounded walnuts. The patties are grilled until lightly charred then covered with vegan provolone cheese- All stacked up with lettuce and grilled onions on toasted buns.

How passionate are you about your burgers?

I love making veggie burgers that have a variety of flavours and textures, there's no one way to make a veggie burger. The possibilities are endless. These beet burgers are super easy to make and they're great for sharing with loved ones or your special valentine.

See below for the full recipe and step-by-step cooking video.

Yield 6 burger patties

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Beets, peeled and large diced (approximately 2 small beets)

  • 1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)

  • 1 Cup Walnuts

  • 1 Small Onion, large diced

  • 4 Garlic Cloves

  • 1 Tbl Fresh Parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 2 Tbl Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp vegan whochestershire sauce or balsamic vinegar (optional)

  • Egg Replacer for one egg (optional)


Toppings

  • 6 Slices Vegan Provolone Cheese

  • 6 Thick Slices of Red Onions

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Lettuce

  • 6 Burger Buns


Method

  1. Ground walnuts in a food processor until finely grounded. Remove and set aside.

  2. Mince onion and garlic in a food processor and process until finely minced our pureed. Remove and set aside.

  3. Mince beets in a food processor until finely minced. Remove and set aside.

  4. If using egg replacer, follow instructions on the pack for making one egg substitute and set aside until ready to assemble the patties.

  5. Place a pan on medium heat, then add the olive oil. When the oil is heated, toss in the onion and garlic and stir. Then add paprika, smoked paprika, parsley and salt. Stir and cook until fragrant and the onions are softened. Remove from heat and set aside.

  6. Now add the drained black beans to a mixing bowl and mash with a pastry cutter or potato masher. Mash until the beans are creamy with small pieces of the beans remaining (this helps add texture to the burger).

  7. Add the remainder of ingredients to the black beans (minced beets grounded walnuts, cooked onions and garlic and the egg replacer). Fold the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined. Smoothen the mixture with your spatula or spoon, cover and place in the refrigerator for approximately and hour or more until ready to cook.


To Form The Patties

  1. Remove pattie mixture from the fridge.

  2. Using a scoop or measuring cup (approximately 1/3 - 1/2 cup) scoop mixture and form each pattie using your hands. Press and smoothen edges until the pattie is formed.


To Cook The Patties

  1. Heat a cast iron grill on medium heat and generously oil the grill to prevent sticking.

  2. Place each pattie on the grill and grill until lightly charred with grill marks. Flip and top each pattie with a slice of provolone cheese (or cheese of choice) cover with a pot cover and continue to cook until the cheese is melted. Remove from grill and set aside until ready to assemble your burgers.

  3. Place slices of red onions on the heated grill and brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Cook on either side until the onions are lightly charred with grill marks. Remove from grill and set aside until ready to assemble your burgers.

  4. For the burger buns; brush each bun with olive oil (or garlic oil) and grill buns on either side until grill marks are formed. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to assemble your burgers.


Note: These patties can be grilled or baked. If baking preheat oven to 360°f and place patties on a non stick baking dish. Lightly brush each pattie with olive oil and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, flipping them half way through baking. Then top each pattie with cheese and turn the oven temperature to broil and place the patties back in the oven. Broil until the cheese is properly melted. Note: Keep a close eye on the patties while on broil to make there they don't burn.


For Assembling The Burgers

  1. Place the cheesey beet patties on your toasted buns, and top with grilled onions and fresh lettuce.


Tasty Tip: Spread the buns with a delicious seasoned vegan mayo spread or your favourite burger sauces or toppings.



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