Beet This Burger

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet, burger, healthy, paleo, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

A vegetarian burger made with leftover juice pulp!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups juice pulp (1 large beet, 1/2 bunch of fresh parsley, 2-3 carrots)
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • organic butter , for cooking (optional)

Instructions

  1. If you don't have any juice pulp on hand, you'll need to make some juice first. I recommend juicing 1 beet, 1/2 a bunch of parsley, and 2-3 large carrots to create about 2 cups of juice pulp. (If you'd like to add lemon or ginger to your juice, reserve this pulp first, so the burgers don't take on a citrus or ginger flavor!) If you don't own a juicer, you could probably run these veggies through a food processor for a nice "pulp-like" substitute. Be sure to squeeze the resulting pulp through a thin dishtowel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Transfer the vegetable pulp to a mixing bowl, and combine with the eggs and spices, mixing well. The resulting mixture should be moist and sticky. Using your hands, divide and shape the batter evenly into 3 patties.
  3. There are two ways to cook these patties: Pan-frying in a skillet or baking in an oven. Using a skillet, melt a pat of organic butter over medium heat, and start cooking the patties on one side for about 5 minutes. Cover the saute pan for even cooking, and flip the burger every 5 minutes until firm, about 20 minutes total.
  4. For a lower-fat option, try baking these patties using a parchment paper to line the baking sheet. Pre-heat your oven to 350F, and let them bake for 10 minutes on each side, for a total of 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You could easily substitute ANY non-sweet veggies you want in this recipe. All you need is about 2 cups of veggie pulp, so use whatever veggies you have on hand! The beets do give these burgers a nice red color, though.