Beetroot Burgers

 Tasty vegetarian beetroot burgers!

Tasty vegetarian beetroot burgers!

There are fancier recipes out there for beetroot burgers, but I always like to try and keep things simple. I didn't weigh or measure as I was scrambling for time, so these are really just ‘guestimates’- sorry! But you are looking for a consistency where the burger will stick together, not too wet, not too dry. So here’s my version which made enough mini burgers to feed seven big ones and five little ones:

 

5 decent sized raw beetroots grated

2 large onions, finely chopped

6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

250g of ground almonds

A LARGE handful of coriander/cilantro ( because I adore it!), roughly chopped

Two large tablespoons of jumbo oats

Two free range eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper

Grate the raw beetroot into a large mixing bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix gently until they bind. Make into burger patties and leave in the fridge to rest for 20 minutes or so before cooking them. You can grill them, BBQ them or shallow fry them- whatever takes your fancy. Serve with some feta cheese crumbled on top, or crème fraîche, with salad or some roasted sweet potato fries.