Are you craving a burger this Meat Free Monday? We’ve got just the thing to satisfy you. These Beetroot & Sweet Potato Burgers are juicy, filling and sure to hit the spot.
1/2 cup quinoa
3 brown onions
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 beetroot, peeled, grated (about 260g)
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground chilli
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup rolled oats
200g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 12 x 5mm-thick slices
Olive oil cooking spray
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
50g baby spinach
4 seed rolls, split, toasted
1/4 cup low-fat Greek yoghurt
First, cook quinoa following the packet directions and set aside to cool.
Whilst the quinoa is cooling, finely chop half of 1 onion then slice the remaining onions and set aside.
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Then add your finely chopped onion, garlic and beetroot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes or until the onion has softened. Next, add the coriander and chilli. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant and remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Put the beetroot mixture and quinoa in a large bowl and add in the egg and oats. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Shape into 4 patties and then place on a large plate. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.
Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place a wire rack on a separate large baking tray. Put your patties onto the lined tray. Place the potato, in a single layer, on a wire rack. Spray with oil then season with salt and pepper. Bake the potatos and patties for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and crisp, and the patties are firm.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add your sliced onion. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until golden. Add vinegar. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
Layer spinach, patties, potato and onion on roll bases. Dollop with yoghurt. Top with roll tops. Serve.
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