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Beetroot Burger with Horseradish Sauce

Beet the meat with this beetroot burger! A veggie burger with great texture, flavour and a beautiful magenta colour!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 3
Author: Nutritionist meets Chef

Ingredients

  • 200 g beetroot about 3 small ones
  • 85 g / 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoon oat flour or potato flour

Horseradish cream

  • 3 tbsp creme fraiche / greek yogurt
  • Horseradish to taste
  • Salt to taste

To Serve

  • Burger bread of your choice
  • Rocket
  • Sprouts

Instructions

  • Cook your quinoa according to instructions. Once cooked, leave to cool down slightly.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the beets by peeling them and grate them finely on a box grater. Squeeze out the juice from the beets. They don't need to be completely dry, but it's good to try to squeeze out the majority of the juice.
  • Place the beets in bowl together with minced garlic, egg, quinoa and seasoning and 2-3 tbsp flour, or more if the batter is too wet. You don't want the batter to be completely dry, but not too wet either. Divide into three portions and form them into a burger. (Note 1)
  • Fry on medium heat in a little bit of oil for 4-5 minute on one side, turn gently (DONT FLIP!) and then for another 4-5 minutes on the other side.
  • Serve with a slice of chevre, a dollop of horseradish sauce, rocket and sprouts.

Horseradish Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Add horseradish (Note 2) and salt.

Notes

  • I find that the easiest way to do this is to do it on the chopping board, by pressing down and cup your hands around the burger to give it the nice edge and even shape and then with the help of a spatula transfer the burger over to the frying pan.
  • As horseradish vary in strength, you need to add it accordingly your taste. You want the sauce to be pretty strong, as when it's served together with the burger and the chevre, the heat will be slightly diluted.
  • If horseradish cream is not your thing, or you don't/can't eat dairy you can serve these burgers with sliced avocado instead!