lentil beet burger

Lentil Beet Burgers -Vegetarian recipe

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The summer season is here, so to celebrate this time of the year I have created this Lentil Beet Burgers recipe that is perfect on the grill and for cookouts! Let’s see why I love this recipe so much!

Why are these Lentil Beet Burgers so great?

These burgers are rich in protein, full of fiber, and high in vitamin D. This recipe is also gluten-free, vegetarian, and can easily be made vegan. They are also very kid-friendly, and a great way to add more plant protein into our diet (click here for more plant-based recipes ideal for kids).

In this recipe, I have included lentils and mushrooms to give it a meaty texture, making it ideal for replacing beef burgers with a healthier and nutrient-dense alternative. I have also decided to add some arrowroot powder, which is not only a great natural thickener but also a highly-nutrient dense ingredient.

If you want to keep this recipe healthy and wholesome, you can buy sourdough or seeded whole wheat burger buns, instead of the classic white flour ones. You can then top this burger with some salad toppings, such as lettuce, red onion, and tomato, which will contribute as well to boosting the nutrition of this dish!

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Ingredient Selection Tips

Arrowroot powder

I am using this one below, and it has proven to work well with this recipe.

Mustard

I like using spicy mustard, as it is less sweet and with a stronger taste. If it is too strong for you, you can always choose the regular yellow one. I recommend using good-quality mustard, as the difference is noticeable.

Noteworthy Health Benefits

Lentils

There are several types of legumes, with different colors: yellow, green, red, brown, and black. For this recipe, I used brown lentils, which have a mild earthy flavor. Here are some of their health benefits:

  • They are packed with B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
  • Lentils are an excellent alternative to meat, as they are made up of over 25% protein.
  • This legume is rich in fiber, which promotes gut health and digestion.
  • They can help improve heart health and lower blood pressure.
  • Lentils contain a substantial amount of folate, a mineral that is essential for women during pregnancy, in particular for reducing the risk of gestational diabetes.

Arrowroot powder

Arrowroot is a starchy root vegetable similar to sweet potato. It is usually used as powder or flour.

This root is rich in complex carbs and essential minerals like iron, potassium, phosphorus, and folate.

Some of the potential benefits of consuming this interesting vegetable are:

  • This powder may help to fight diarrhea.
  • It can support the immune system.
  • Arrow powder is also gluten-free.
  • It may aid in losing weight.

Beet

Beet is a fantastic root vegetable. It is low in calories and fat, but very high in nutrients like folate, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C. It contains a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals a human needs. There are a lots benefits to consuming beets for our health, and here are some of them:

  • They help to keep blood pressure in check.
  • They can improve athletic performance.
  • Beets are valuable to help fight inflammation.
  • Beets are good for digestion.
  • They may help to improve brain health.
  • Beets have also some anti-cancer properties.

Diet Preference Tweaks

Vegan / Fully Plant-Based

For a fully vegan version, swap the honey in the recipe for agave syrup, which is almost identical in terms of texture, sweetness and taste. 

lentil beet burger

Lentil Beet Burger

Yum Caitlin Havener
These Lentil Beet Burgers are super nutritious and high in protein! This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and can be easily made vegan!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Lentils canned, drained
  • 1 tbsp Spicy mustard
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Honey or Agave
  • cup Oats old fashioned
  • ¼ cup Arrowroot powder
  • ½ Onion
  • 3-5 Garlic cloves
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Beet large dice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the grill on medium-high.
  • Process everything in a blender, except the arrowroot. Then mix in the arrowroot.
  • Shape into 4 giant patties or 6 smaller ones.
  • Brush some olive oil on the patties and/or the grill to prevent sticking. Carefully place patties on the grill. It’s normal if you have to reshape them a bit with a metal spatula
  • Turn grill down to medium and cover.
  • Cook for about 10 min or until easy to flip. Flip and cook until the patty is easily removed from the grill and both sides are firm and golden.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition

Sodium: 161mgSugar: 5gFiber: 10gPotassium: 375mgCalories: 360kcalFat: 1gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 77g
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