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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Awesome Beet Burger


  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup rolled gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup grated beets
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika


  • 1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2. Toast the sunflower seeds in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring often. Cook until browned and fragrant, then remove from the skillet.
  • 3. In the skillet, combine diced onion, carrots, mushrooms and garlic. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.
  • 4. In a food processor pulse the toasted sunflower seeds until they form a course powder. Add the sautéed veggies and remaining ingredients, then pulse until the mixture is well combined. Be sure to stop processing before the mixture becomes a paste.
  • 5. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper. Divide and shape the mixture into 6 burgers.
  • 6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. These veggie burgers freeze well.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Serve with your favorite toppings on a whole grain bun. Shown with sauteed mushrooms, sliced red onion, arugula, pickles, cucumbers, avocado, and homemade cashew cheese.

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