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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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