Lunch & Dinner:

Plant Based Beet Burgers

Beet red and deliciously easy to prepare, these vegetarian burgers are a lovely twist on traditional veggie burgers. Paired with a sharp cheese and zippy greens, grill these up at your next backyard BBQ. You’ll be so glad you did.

Yield 6 small sliders, 4 large patties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas or cooked lentils, drained
  • 3 large beets, peeled and shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Nature Nate’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups french fried onions
  • 2/3-3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 burger buns or ciabatta rolls, halved
  • 4 oz goat cheese or brie
  • 1 cup pea shoots or arugula


Directions

In a food processor, blend chickpeas, beets, egg, garlic, 1 Tbsp honey, olive oil and vinegar together until puree’d.

Add french fried onions and just enough oats to the mixture, pulsing until a thick dough the texture of burger meat forms.

Form into patties.

Cook over grill* or in a cast-iron pan, until golden and edges are slightly charred.

Schmear cheese on the bottom half of each burger bun.

Drizzle with honey.

Grill or toast in hot oven, just until cheese is melted and burgers begin to turn a very light golden brown.

Place burgers on buns, atop melted cheese.

Top with pea shoots or arugula.

Serve and enjoy.

*For best results, cook on a grill pan drizzled with olive oil, over a grill heated to medium.