Dishing Up the Dirt

beet burgers

I know what you’re thinking.  And no, that burger is not undercooked.  I promise.

I clearly have a problem.  Beets for breakfast, beets for lunch, and beets for dinner.  Someone check me into rehab please.  I’m turning purple.

The recipe below is a new favorite way to eat veggie burgers.  Taylor prefers these burgers with ketchup and mustard. I like the basil goat cheese spread that I made below. Either way, they are pretty tasty! I will admit though, to my disappointment they did not taste very “beety” You need to doctor them up with all the fixings. We still loved them though.

Roasted beet burgers with basil goat cheese spread

Prep Time: 10 mins    Cook Time: 30 mins.    Serves: 4

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups grated roasted beets (you can do this with a box grater or a food processor)
  • 1 15oz can of white beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, dill, basil ect)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • For the Basil and Goat Cheese Spread:
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced


  1. Puree the beans with the herbs, lemon juice, garlic, egg and olive oil. Add mixture to a bowl and combine with the rice and beets. Add salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Form patties. We were able to make 5 patties. Heat about 1-2 TBS olive oil in a large skillet. Cook patties for about 5-8 minutes per side over medium high heat.
  3. Combine everything for the basil and goat cheese spread until smooth.
  4. Spread over burgers and enjoy!


Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and seasonings to your liking.

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4 thoughts on “beet burgers

  1. Tristan says:

    What do you cook with all the beet greens?;)

  2. Kristie Saumure says:

    This was exceptional! We loved it and think the beans pureed with the herbs were magic. Thanks so much for another great recipe.

    1. Andrea says:

      so happy you loved this recipe too!

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