BeetBurger

BeetBurger

RU

Superbowl is coming up this Sunday! For me this football event has always been sort of like a Thanksgiving or Christmas: we feast, we drink and we celebrate! Food on this day is extremely important and I try to do my best to prepare the table.

Since I decided to become peschetarian/vegetarian for a while, I realized  that this year’s menu should look a little different, at least for myself. Sticking to the burgers was a great option because who doesn’t love them? I came up with a fancy recipe for burger patty made of beets, experimented for the first part and the week and voila!

There is a huge trend in culinary world that makes some burgers little less unhealthy (btw, the recipe that is given below is actually healthy). Some restaurants wrap their burger patties in lettuce to give their clients a chance not to spoil their diet plan or siply because they are gluten free. If you are gluten free or strict in your diet, feel free to use a piece of lettuce instead of a bun 😉

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Serving size:

3 large patties

Ingredients:

  • 60 g of brown rice
  • 80 g of green or brown lentils
  • 40g of oats
  • 100 g of white mushrooms
  • 150 g beets
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Burger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Your favorite burger sauce or cheese

Nutritional value per serving:

  • 116 cal per patty alone
  • 2.3 g Fat
  • 18.1 Carbs
  • 3,8 Fiber
  • 5.7 Protein

Method:

Cook the beets, mushrooms rice, and lentils and let them cool completely. If you don’t know how to cook lentils and rice, you will always find hints and tips on the back of the package.

In a blender combine mushrooms, beets, rice, lentils, salt, garlic, and pepper. Pulse until the mixture becomes smooth.

Transfer the mixture into a bowl and mix in the egg.

Add oats and give it a nice stir.

Using kitchen scales and parchment, weight out the entire bowl and the divide it by 3 (or more if you would like. The nutritional info per petty would be different)

Using wet hand roll the ball of mixture and place it on a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap.

Flatter the ball with your hand, so you get a patty shape.

Place the patties into the fridge for 1-2 hours.

To cook the patties, you can fry them in a pan with plenty of oil. Fry them covered on medium heat for 2-3 minutes for each side.

You can also bake them at 400F/200C for about 15 minutes.

Serve hot on a bun with sauce, cheese and veggies.

I had it on honey wheat bun from Trader Joes with plenty of blue cheese, kumato tomatoes, mustard and lettuce!

Bon Appetit!

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