|Real color, aren't they stunning?|
I had been calling them "beet patties" as I had NO IDEA how they would taste, but we ate them like burgers and YUM.
My audience was my omni, and the omni folks (mother and step-father).
The beets were, of coarse, out of my in-laws garden
This recipe is from "Color Me Vegan" by Colleen Patrick Goudreau ( same Author as "The Vegan Table, also my omni loves ALL her recipes we've tried so far) and is easily GF if you use a GF flour, and GF buns. ALSO make your own soft or dry breadcrumbs with GF bread.
|Raw, headed to the oven|
*this made about 6 patties
1 cup shredded beets
3/4 cup cooked Quinoa
3 TBS flour
2 cloves of garlic minced
about 1/4 cup mined red onion
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
about 1/8 cup oil (start with a bit less I think)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1.5 Tbs Tamari (or soy sauce)
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Adding more flour or quinoa to get the mixture to form patties ( it'll be soft but you don't want it to fall apart super super easy.
Place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375* 12 minutes, then flip (carefully!) and about 10 minutes more or until the patties are firm.
The over all review was wonderful.
I: love love loved them, the beets weren't overwhelming and the flavor was so there
My Omni: pleasantly surprised, would eat them again
My Mom: "It looks like a raw burger but is so much better, in fact I think I would prefer it!"
My SF(aka great cook): Thought they were very tasty
No one had a single complaint! My mom even said she felt really good about what she was/had eaten. I can promise to make these again. In fact the Author says they freeze well, so I think I just make have to make a full batch (12 instead of 6) and freeze them.
We had them on buns with tomato, avocado, and onion (from the in-laws garden) with the lemony garlic green beans and carrot fries. Dessert was Chocolate beet cake with fresh strawberries!