This vegan Easy Quinoa Beet Burger recipe is a simple, delicious way to include more veggies in your diet. These veggie burgers make a nutritious, tasty light meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.
This Easy Quinoa Beet Burger recipe contains only 4 ingredients plus a few spices to help bring all the flavours together. So this recipe is very uncomplicated. You will need to do a tiny bit of preparation before you make these burgers, though.
Why do I need to bake the beets?
Mainly because it needs to have as little moisture as possible. Plus baked beetroot has a gorgeously intense flavour.
The beetroot is combined not only with the quinoa but also with the mung beans, which need overnight soaking and, as a result, are full of water.
The good news is that all of these ingredients can be prepared ahead.
Once you’ve cooled the beetroot you can pop it in the fridge until you are ready to make the recipe. You can refrigerate it for up to 2 days. The same goes for quinoa.
You can also keep the beans in the fridge for a couple of days once you’ve drained the water off.
That’s why this quinoa burger recipe is so easy to make!
How to make quinoa vegan beet burgers
This beet burger recipe is very easy to make. Once you’ve prepared the beetroot (baked and cooled), and the beans (soaked and strained thoroughly) put them in a blender and puree. Add the spices, combine with the quinoa and breadcrumbs and stir thoroughly. Then simply form the burgers and fry briefly in a little oil.
I used a bit of breadcrumbs in the recipe. Firstly, to help bind the mixture together. I also used some breadcrumbs for coating. Unlike meat burgers, veggie burgers don’t have much fat in them so the breadcrumbs help to keep these burgers moist.
Use gluten free breadcrumbs as well as burger buns if you need to keep this recipe gluten free.
These healthy quinoa burgers tasted delicious served with my easy, refreshing minty guacamole! Another great sauce to serve these beet burgers with would be low fat ranch. Serve in you favourite, toasted burger bun on a bed of leaves.
I while ago I made a similar recipe using beetroot you might also like. My Beetroot Polenta Cakes with Cheese are a delicious healthy snack recipe idea.
And if you like the idea of using mung beans in burgers try this tasty Bean, Mushroom and Cheese Cakes recipe. They make a fantastic healthy appetizer!
This vegan Easy Quinoa Beet Burger is a delicious way to include more veggies in your diet - is makes a nutritious, tasty light meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.
- 2 small beets, unpeeled
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked
- 1/2 cup mung beans, raw
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs, plus 2 for coating
- 1.5 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2/3 tsp onion granules
- 1/2 tsp garlic granules
- 1/3 tsp each: fine sea salt and cayenne pepper
- 4 tbsp olive oil
Soak the beans overnight. In the morning strain, rinse and leave in a strainer to remove any excess water.
Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C/ gas mark 5. Place the beets on a baking tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool and peel. Roughly chop and set aside.
Puree 1 cup of the beans (you may have a little more after soaking, but only use 1 cup) with the beetroot and spices (I used a stick blender to do this). Combine the mixture with the quinoa and 4 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs, stir well and adjust the seasoning if necessary (you can taste the mixture, mung beans can be eaten raw).
Form burgers and coat in breadcrumbs. In a large frying pan preheat 2 tablespoons of the oil and fry the burgers over a low/medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Add a little more oil once you've turned them over.
Serve with your favourite burger bun, with a dollop of my easy minty guacamole!
The beans require overnight soaking.
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