Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beet Burgers

These are lip-smacking delicious. Lip. Smacking.

Cook 3 good-sized beets and shred 'em.

In a large bowl, haphazardly mash up a can of drained black beans. Add a hefty squeeze of lemon juice, large handful of minced parsley, large handful of currants, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 3/4 cup cooked quinoa, 1/3-1/2 cup oat bran, very liberal sprinkling of ground coriander, gentle sprinkle of thyme, hefty grinds of pepper and salt, drizzle it all with good olive oil, dump in the beets and stir well.

Saute up 1/2 of a sweet yellow onion and 2 thinly sliced green onions until soft. Add 3 big cloves minced garlic and heat briefly till fragrant. Splash in about 2 TBS apple cider vinegar to scrape up all those good browned bits. Stir this into the above mixture and let sit to meld a bit.

Heat olive oil in a cast iron pan until shimmery. Shape into patties and gently lay into the hot pan. Cook a few minutes on med-high and flip. Top with a mild cheese - I used Swiss. Cook a couple minutes more until heated through. Eat and smack your lips.

For your ease:

3 cooked beets, shredded
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 green onions, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
1 can black beans, drained
1 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp brown sugar
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 - 1/2 cup oat bran
handful currents
handful parsley, minced
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp thyme
lots of freshly ground pepper
good salt
good olive oil
mild cheese

The "original" recipe is found here.


Mindy said...

very intriguing. what food is in the background?

Shannon said...

crustless spinach quiche