Beet patties with quinoa // The BEST healthified burger!
I absolutely LOVE burgers (!!) and I both love the greasy, unhealthy ones and the healthified homemade ones, I think I have yet to meet a burger that I didn’t like – actually that’s not true, I was once served a burger in Paris where the beef patty was almost raw and bleeding all over my plate, YUCK!! That’s definitely one of the reasons why I now prefer veggie burgers, you get the same amazing taste, but just without the meat – and yes a veggie burger can still be all greasy and junkfood’ish if you’re in the mood for that, veggie burgers aren’t equal to bunny food ;) I have tried to keep this version somewhat healthy though, but I promise that these still taste absolutely amazing!! They are actually my favourite meal to make at the moment and my family absolutely loves it as well – none of us are vegetarians, so if you are a meat loving burger fiend, then don’t be afraid to give these a try, they have been approved by your peers ;)
Make sure to check out my (vegan) falafel burger as well, another favourite of mine!
Ingredients – 8 patties:
1 cup beet, finely grated
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1-2 cloves of garlic (I used one)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2+ cup oats*
Salt and pepper
*you might need to add a little more if the mixture is too wet when forming your patties.
- Start by preheating your oven to 165 c // 330 f.
- Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. When it is done set it aside to cool.
- Finely grate the beet, onion and garlic, I just added mine to a food processor (beyond easy!), but you can of course grate it by hand as well.
- Add the quinoa, grated beet, onion and garlic to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients as well. Mix everything well together, if the mixture is too wet (depends on the size of the eggs) then add some more oats. The patty mixture is going to be very crumbly and it will not stick together until it has been baked, so take a baking tray, line it with baking paper, grease it with a little bit of olive oil and then form the patties directly onto the baking tray. Dont worry, they will stick together and be firm once they have been baked.
- Bake the beet patties for about 20 minutes at 165 c // 330 f before carefully turning them. Give them another 10-15 minutes on the other side, but keep an eye on them, they should keep their lovely bright color and not turn brown.
- I served my beet patties with toasted wholegrain burger buns and then with two kinds of fillings 1.) with mixed greens, lots of grilled goat cheese and a spicy mango chutney, my favourite, it’s seriously so good!! 2.) with lots of spicy guacamole, thinly sliced red onion and mixed greens, so simple, but so good as well! Enjoy!