Veggie Burger with Carrot & Beet
I know what you’re saying, carrot and beet? That’s an odd combination to have in a veggie burger. Says who?
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, this black bean, carrot and beet burger will hit the spot. Made with black beans, sweet corn, red and yellow onion, garlic, carrots, beet, oats, cumin, coriander, chili powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric, garlic powder and liquid smoke. Because of the liquid items in the recipe we decided to juice the carrots and the beet to help remove some of the water content. Saving the juice to have with dinner and you gain all the benefits.
The red from the beet will also give this burger just the right color to look like cooked beef. The one thing I’ve always craved is the “burger” taste, kind of hard to do with veggies. The trick is using the “liquid smoke” into the mix.
Freezing the patties before helps to make them stick together a bit better. YES they will be on the wet side, but that’s where the “juiciness” comes in, just like a traditional burger. If you don’t want to use them as a burger, you can just fry everything together and spoon it onto lettuce for a lettuce wrap or into taco’s. Use it anywhere you want a delicious vegan version of meat.
- 1 cup black beans - rinsed and drained
- 1 cup sweet corn - drained
- 1 medium yellow or white onion - minced
- 1 medium red onion - minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 large carrots JUICED Save The Juice
- 1 medium beet - JUICED Save The Juice
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 tbs amino acids or Soy Sauce
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbs liquid smoke
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
Juice the carrot and the beet and save the juice to drink later, put the pulp aside
in a food processor put the canned corn and pulse a few times to break the corn up into smaller pieces
take the onions, garlic, salt and pepper and cook until the onions are translucent
add the corn, carrot and beet pulp, coriander, chili powder and cayenne pepper until thoroughly heated
in a bowl mash the beans and add the contents of the pan along with the amino acids, liquid smoke and oats
Mix and form 4-6 patties, place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set
cook patties in a lightly oiled pan or on an oiled grill over medium heat, cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes