I don’t think I can eat enough beets and cauliflower. They might be my favorite foods. Both vegetables are incredibly versatile.
For this meal, I went very “American bar food” – burgers and hot wing. Shockingly, we were not watching sports that night.
For the hot-wings, I love the PETA Vegan Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wing – I have made them with a few different types of flour and find that brown rice flour is my favorite – this makes them vegan AND gluten free AND paleo (in some people’s interpretation of paleo). While I am not gluten free nor paleo, I have some dear friends who are both. Finding gluten-free, paleo, vegan recipes is an exciting challenge. I love food challenge.
The Beet Burgers are hands down my favorite burger ever. The recipe is super quick and easy too!
Note: if you go gluten free on the flour and bun, this is a great gluten free and vegan meal!
3 whole beets – medium sized: raw, peeled and grated
1 small onion, diced
2 Tbl chia seeds
1 Tbl flour (whatever kind you like, I love brown rice flour)
1 Tbl olive oil
1 tsp garlic granuals/powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dry basil (if you have fresh, use that instead. Nummers)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil for frying
Condiments and Buns – I love sprouts, avocado and vegan mayo/aoili on this amazing burger.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well. Let sit for about 30 minutes.
Once the beet mixture has had time to mingle, heat about 3 Tbls of oil In a pan. Form the beet mixture into patties and place carefully in the oil. Let cook on that side for 4-5 minutes, until a good crust has formed. Flip and cook that side as well.
Place pattie on bun and add condiments.
Serves 2-3, depending on burger thickness.
With the leftover beet mixture, I made little slider burgers and fried them. I then packed them for lunch the next day with some adorable vegan (but not GF) buns that I found. This is the slider bar at my desk at work: