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Mediterranean Beet Burgers Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

Vegetarian food doesn’t have to be boring or flavorless. In fact, these Mediterranean Beet Burgers With Feta and Black Garlic are super flavorful. Pair them with luscious and fresh Gourmet Hamburger Buns from COBS Bread, and you have a burger match made in heaven. The outside of these burgers gets a little crispy like the Han Burgers and they have an earthy finish thanks to the beet. Also, hope you like the color magenta, ‘cause these babies are PINK! If you’re not a fan of bean-based vegetarian patties, you will love the texture of these vegetarian burgers.

Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
10 Min
Yield
6
Difficulty
Medium

Mediterranean Beet Burgers Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

4 to 5 (approx. 3 cups)

beets, finely shredded

small onion, finely shredded

1½ cups 

seasoned panko crumbs

1 cup 

feta cheese, crumbled finely

2 cloves

black garlic

2 tbsp.

greek style vinaigrette dressing

 eggs

1 tbsp.

fresh oregano, minced

High temp oil like peanut, coconut, or avocado oil

lettuce, extra feta, and condiments for topping

Directions
  1. Wash, and peel the beets. Using a food processor with the fine shredding blade attached or a box grater, shred the onion and beets together.
  2. Place the beet and onion into a large mixing bowl, trying to leave any liquid behind. Add the panko, feta, black garlic, dressing, eggs, and oregano. Using your hands, mix well. Black garlic is a little sticky so it is hard to slice or break up, you will have to press it through your fingers into the mixture like you would butter into biscuit dough. Once mixed, set the vegetable mixture in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. This allows the panko to soak up the liquid which will hold the burgers together better.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high, around 450°F. You can use the Napoleon Cast Iron Plancha or grill directly on the cooking grids.
  4. Using the Napoleon Burger Press, form the patties.
  5. When the grill (and/or the plancha) are up to temperature, oil the burgers on one side, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes over direct heat. If using the plancha, oil the plancha instead of the burgers.
  6. Serve these burgers hot on a delicious bun like a Gourmet Hamburger Bun from COBS Bread. Top with your favorite condiments like this Avocado Ranch Dressing.

These Mediterranean Beet Burgers With Feta & Black Garlic will have you thinking pink while there’s a fiesta on your tongue. Remember to wash your hands and cutting surfaces quickly after handling the beets, lest you be caught red-handed later. What is your favorite kind of veggie burger? Leave a comment on our social pages like Grills Facebook and Grills Instagram with the hashtags #Vegetarian BBQ and #NapoleonGrill and tell us. Happy Grilling! PRO Tip: Save the liquid from the beets (before adding the onion) for a natural and safe food coloring, perfect for icing, and cake!

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Prep those pink patties

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These burgers will hold up, so you can grill on the 'Q

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Grill over direct heat

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Or cook using high-temp oil on the Cast Iron Plancha

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Serve with fresh toppings

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What incredible color!

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Prep those pink patties

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These burgers will hold up, so you can grill on the 'Q

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Grill over direct heat

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Or cook using high-temp oil on the Cast Iron Plancha

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Serve with fresh toppings

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What incredible color!