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Smoky Beet Burgers


  • ¾ cup onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp flax seeds, ground + 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained
  • 1 ½ cups raw beets, grated
  • ¼ cup raw carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp aquafaba
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2. Sauté onion in a saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring for approximately 5 minutes until slightly softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 3. Into a large bowl, combine flax seeds with water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 4. Grind the oats into a coarse flour in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients to the processor and pulse until a stiff ball forms, being careful not to purée the beans.
  • 5. Using damp hands, form mixture into 8 patties approximately 1-inch thick and 3 to 4 inches wide. Place patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 6. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping burgers after 15 minutes.
  • 7. Serve warm on buns or lavash with your favorite toppings.

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