200g cooked beetroot
1 small onion (50g)
2 garlic cloves
80g rolled oats (plus additional if required)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tbsp lemon juice
10g coriander sprigs
10g mint leaves
400g can black beans
40g fine breadcrumbs
4-5 tbsps of cooking oil
Suggetion for serving (optional):
4 burger buns
feta or goat cheese
Grate beetroot with the coarse side of a cheese grater. Roughly cut the onion and garlic.
Place grated beetroot, onion and garlic in a blender, along with the oats, ground cumin, ground coriander, lemon juice, coriander sprigs and mint leaves. Pulse carefully until mixed. The mix should have the texture of ground meat rather than puree.
Rinse and drain black beans. Place into a bowl. Mash them with a fork until smooth. Mix beetroot mixture and beaten egg to black beans until smooth. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 mins.
Check if the mixture is dry enough to make burger-shaped patties. If not, add some more rolled oats or grind some oats to flour. Add the oats little by little until you are able to shape the patties. You can use a round metal cutter as a guide if needed. Put some breadcrumbs on your working surface. Carefully dust patties with breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate.
Heat some oil in a large frying pan over medium to high heat. Pan fry each beetroot burger for around 3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
Serve on their own or in a bun with feta or goat cheese and your favourite toppings.