BEETS

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

If food were people, these would be the shirtless James Dean that’s bloody rebellious but driven by good intentions and a sexy attitude.

They look badass. But they are badishly good for you on a fundamental level, and you, you don’t even want to try to resist.

They can and they will be the centre of attention yet they will pretend not to like it.

They will make a mess in your kitchen and there will be blood stains everywhere.

But you won’t mind. After all, we all know it, you’ll go back for more…

5 BASIC INGREDIENTS

2 cups beets

(Raw or in a jar doesn’t matter)

3/4 cup oats

1 small onion

2 cloves of garlic

½ cup parsley

Salt & pepper

Optional:

A pinch of ground cumin and/or coriander

A pinch of paprika, as spicy as you like it.

READY TO MAKE A BLOODY MESS?

In a food processor or blender, process all of your ingredients into a gorgeous purplish red, cruelty-free mess.

(If you are working with fresh, raw beets you are gonna have to boil them first)

If the consistency is too thick add a little water. If it’s too runny add a little flour or more oats to absorb the liquids.

It’s really a no-brainer, you simply blend everything together and shape the dough into burgers, using your hands, which is the best part, if you ask me, besides eating them hot straight from the pan or oven.

Add different spices each time to satisfy your cravings.

Beets have an earthy umami kind of flavour so, generally speaking they go really well with lemony accents, garlic, hot spices and fresh herbs like dill or parsley. But rules are made to be broken, use what you have and come up with your own combinations.

Bake them in a preheated oven until crispy on the outside. 20 minutes should be enough.

Or heat a little olive oil in a non-stick skillet and sauté them if you are feeling extra naughty.

As always think seasonal and local.

Take a fresh, soft bun. Add dollops of hummus or vegan yogurt. Tomatoes, onions, lettuce.

These bad boys will make your heart beet.

BEET BURGERS

Bloody cruelty free, vegan beet burgers.

5 BASIC INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups beets
  • Raw or in a jar doesn’t matter
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional:
  • A pinch of ground cumin and/or coriander
  • A pinch of paprika (as spicy as you like it.)
  1. In a food processor or blender, process all of your ingredients into a gorgeous purplish red, cruelty-free mess.
  2. If the consistency is too thick add a little water. If it’s too runny add a little flour or more oats to absorb the liquids.
  3. It’s really a no-brainer, you simply blend everything together and shape the dough into burgers, using your hands, which is the best part, if you ask me, besides eating them hot straight from the pan or oven.
  4. Add different spices each time to satisfy your cravings. Beets have an earthy umami kind of flavour so, generally speaking they go really well with lemony accents, garlic, hot spices and fresh herbs like dill or parsley. But rules are made to be broken, use what you have and come up with your own combinations.
  5. Bake them in a preheated oven until crispy on the outside. 20 minutes should be enough.
  6. Or heat a little olive oil in a non-stick skillet and sauté them if you are feeling extra naughty.
  7. Take a fresh, soft bun. Add dollops of hummus or vegan yogurt. Tomatoes, onions, lettuce.
  8. Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “BEETS

  1. This looks amazing. I haven’t really tried beet but will be saving this for later.

  2. Ooh these look delicious! I love beets so might have to give these a go!

  3. Can I just have the shirtless James Dean… Though I do enjoy beets and these sound delicious for sure!!

  4. I love that beets are making a comeback!! I’ve been seeing quite a few beet recies popping up and I gotta say, I’m intrigued. Maybe this recipe will help me sneak them past my kids.

  5. I don’t think I have ever eaten a beet before. We did use them for natural egg dye last Easter, though! They have so much color, I could probably get my boys to eat this if I say they are “rainbow burgers”!

  6. I love beets with my salad. This is an interesting twist, never heard of that.

  7. This looks simply delicious. It’s a unique twist for a beet recipe. I must try this.

  8. Great recipe! mouth-watering.. Will share it with my husband… He can cook it tomorrow and enjoy.

  9. delicious recipe, I love beets they are so healthy!

  10. Oh my gosh, these look really yummy. I may have to give this a go next weekend xx

  11. Neely Moldovan says:

    Oh this is so interesting. I will totally try these!

  12. Christa says:

    Oh hey, not only stealing this Recip butvalso stealing your James Dean description. Brilliant.

  13. Courthey says:

    Omg can we say yum?!? I just love beets! So need to give your recipe a try. Yum!

  14. Kim says:

    I sometimes put beets n my smoothies! I NEED to make this because I’m a vegetarian 🙂

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