Alliteration at its finest…..
Last time I went home my mum made me a challenge, by sending me packing with a bag full of home grown beetroots and the task that I need to make some form of veggie burger that she can make herself.
Scared that she’ll probably “ground” me if I don’t, I’ve finally made a creation out of only a small portion of the abundance of those dirty little beetroots she gave me !
Hope you like it mum, I made sure I used ingredients that you’d be able to get handy, not the pretentious rubbish I usually fill my cupboards with 😂
Makes about 4-6 burgers depending how big you like them!
- 400g raw beetroots, peeled and grated
- 200g of feta cheese
- 1 egg
- 8 spring onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- small bunch of mint, finely chopped
- 1 lemon- using the zest and juice
- 2-3 tbsp of flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- salt and pepper to season
- yogurt, cucumber & mint sauce (optional) – small tub of natural yoghurt – I used about 3-4 tbsp for 2 servings, a quarter of a cucumber grated and squeezed to get all the water out, 2 stalks of fresh mint finely chopped and salt for seasoning
- salad leaves
- crusty cobs
To make the yogurt, cucumber & mint sauce
Chris made me this lovely sauce once, so I decided to copy it! thanks you have your uses 😉
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix! EASYYYYYY
To make the burgers
- Peel then grate the beetroots. This is the best (worst) arm workout you will ever do.
- Squeeze the grated beetroot to get as much water out of it as you can else the burgers will just fall apart!
- In a bowl mix the grated beetroot, spring onions, garlic , mint, lemon zest and juice, 2 tbsp of flour, egg and salt and pepper to season. Once mixed, crumble in the feta and stir again.If mixture is too wet add another tbsp of flour.
- Form the mixture into 4-6 burger patties depending how big you want them. then dust on both sides with more flour.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry on a medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side!
- Serve on cobs with sliced onion, tomato, salad and the yogurt, cucumber and mint mixture! ( or just use mayo)