How To Make Beet Burgers (Vegan Recipe)
Veggie burgers and I go way, way back. In my not-so-clean eating days, a veggie burger with fries from the local diner was a frequent delivery staple for me. 

The night my husband and I first kissed, I remember making him a frozen veggie burger with vegan cheese on toasted bread as a late night snack. 

I thought I was being healthy!

Sadly, many veggie burgers out there contain tons of junk, fake meat, and very few actual veggies. 

This slightly spicy Beet Burger is packed with vegetables, making it an incredibly healthy dinner option. Don’t worry if you don’t have a group to feed, the patties keep well in the fridge and reheat beautifully!

Beet Burgers
Serves 4

Ingredients
  • 1 medium beet
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 3 stalks of kale (or any dark green)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 T Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1 bunch collard leaves
  • ½ cup sprouts
Preparation

Preheat oven to 350

Combine the ground flax and water in a bowl and place in refrigerator to gel into "flax eggs" you may need to add a little extra flax. The consistency should be gel-like.

Run the beet, carrots, kale and parsley through a juicer. 

(If you do not have a juicer you can use a food processor and strain out the excess liquid from the vegetables.)

Combine the vegetable juice pulp with the "flax eggs", garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, Celtic sea salt and 2 T of the mustard.

Form into medium sized patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the patties halfway.
 
To serve, place one patty inside a collard leaf (thick rib trimmed), top with sprouts and mustard and wrap like a burrito.

Photo Credit: Mia McDonald

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After countless hours developing healthy recipes in her own kitchen and sharing them with friends around the world Sara realized that all people needed were the right tools, simple steps to follow and easy, quick recipes. Her mission was to educate and to simplify and thus the "clean, pure and simple" way of life was born. Sara lives in New York City with her husband and dog and enjoys exploring all of the healthy hidden treasures the city has to offer from local food markets and vegetarian restaurants to natural beauty finds and fun new fitness classes. All of her favorites can be found on her website, SaraJaneMercer.com

Photo Credit: Mia McDonald

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