#MeatFreeMonday Beety Burgers

by Nicky Spear

We all love a good burger and today’s inspiration comes from one of Sam & Sarah’s family favourites – The Beety Burger.  It’s hearty, delicious and full of goodness. Recipe from, So Vegan.

BEETY BURGERS

Makes 4 Beety Burgers.

Ingredients

For the burgers…
1/3 cup brown rice
1 ½ cups water
4 tbsp olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup cooked beetroot grated
1 cup raw walnuts
1 ½ cups black beans
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 tsp each of chilli flakes, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper

For the guacamole…
1 avocado
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ red onion
1 clove of garlic
Pinch of salt & pepper

To serve…
Mixed leaves
Tomato sliced
Gherkin sliced

METHOD

1. Place rice and water in saucepan. Cover with lid and bring to boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put 2 tbsp oil in pan. Once hot add onions and cook until tender. Add garlic, beetroot and cook for further 2 minutes.

3. Grind walnuts until fine.

4. Drain and towel-dry beans. Place in large bowl and mash until only a few whole beans remain.

5. Place rice, onion mix, walnuts, breadcrumbs and seasoning in black bean bowl. Mix together and form 4 burgers or 5 smaller burgers.

6. Put 2 tbsp oil in pan. Once hot, fry burgers for 6 minutes on each side (or until nicely browned).

7. Meanwhile, cut buns open and toast either side.

8. For the avocado sauce, peel and de-seed the avocado. Place flesh in bowl and mash with fork, then add lemon juice, onion, garlic, and pinch of salt and pepper.

9. Assemble burger to your liking!

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