Beet Burgers

Number of Servings: 6 (183g)
Active Time: 35 min.
Total Time: 35 min.

Love burgers and looking for something unique to try out? With protein from the black beans, the rich nutritional profile of beets and a delicate balance of herbs and spices, these vegan burgers will be a new favorite.

Tip: Instant brown rice makes the preparation faster. Alternatively, if you have cooked brown rice in the fridge, microwave 1 cup for 1-2 minutes to use in place of freshly cooked rice.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 large red beets, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 6 Guiding Star-worthy hamburger buns
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat a quarter of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the onions are translucent and softened. Stir in the beets. Cover and cook until the beets are completely tender, stirring occasionally (15-20 minutes).
  3. Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant (1 minute). Add cider vinegar and stir to release any bits stuck to the pan.
  4. Mash the black beans with a fork and combine all ingredients except remaining oil. Shape mixture into six patties.
  5. Heat remaining oil in a heavy, non-stick skillet and grill on medium-high, until heated through and slightly crispy (2-3 minutes per side).
  6. Place burgers on buns and top with lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 183g

Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 21g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 88.4mg 6%
Iron 2.9mg 15%
Potassium 435mg 10%
Vitamin A 24.4mcg 2%
Vitamin C 8mg 8%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 32.6mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 5.2mg 30%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 190.4mcg 48%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.9mcg 4%
Chloride 7.3mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 131.9mg 10%
Iodine 0.8mcg 0%
Magnesium 67.6mg 15%
Zinc 1mg 10%
Selenium 5.7mcg 10%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 1.1mg 45%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 33.1mcg 70%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Hamburger Buns (unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour (wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron (ferrous Sulfate), Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Yeast, Sugar, Soybean And/or Canola Oil, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Wheat Gluten, Salt, Cultured Wheat Flour, Dough Conditioners (sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Mono And Diglycerides, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes), Calcium Propionate (preservative), Yeast Nutrients (monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate), Wheat Starch, Soybean Lecithin, Vinegar), Black Beans, Beets, Onion, Brown Rice, Cider Vinegar, Lettuce, Lemon Juice, All Purpose White Flour, Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, Salt, Black Pepper, Coriander, Thyme.

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