Recipe: Beet Burgers

Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition makes it easy to create farm-to-table recipes. Try out her recipe for beet burgers. Using ingredients from the Market, she walks you step by step through preparing and plating a nutritious meal. Pick up all the ingredients you need on Saturdays from 8 am-12 pm either by shopping directly with local farmers or by preordering on the new Online Store. Stay in touch with us on and Instagram @experiencenutritionaz and tag us #experiencenutrition on your plant-based culinary creations.

8 Servings
Simple Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion (1 cup), diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red beet (1 cup), diced
  • 1 yellow or orange carrot (1 cup), shredded
  • 1 ½ cups black beans, cooked
  • ¾ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ¾ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp freshly ground cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Prior to making the burgers, cook black beans and quinoa.
  • Cook the Burgers
    • Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
    • Pre-heat medium sauté pan on medium heat.
    • Add olive oil to the pan.
    • Add red onion to the pan and gently cook for 3 minutes, until translucent.
    • Add garlic to pan and cook for 30 seconds.
    • Add carrots and beets to pan. Stir. Cook covered for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Add black beans and quinoa to the pan, and stir well.
    • Add walnuts and parsley. Stir.
    • Add paprika, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Stir.
    • Remove pan from stovetop.
  • Make the Patties
    • Transfer 1/3 of the cooked mixture into a food processor and process until thick.
    • Place the mixtures from the sauté pan and food processor into a large bowl.
    • Hand mix (with gloves, if possible).
    • With your hands, form tightly packed burgers.
    • Place burgers onto parchment-lined flat sheet.
  • Cook the Patties
    • Cook for 25-30 minutes, flipping at 12 minutes.
  • Top with your favorite garnishes and enjoy.

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