summer zero waste bbq: beet pulp burgers !
It's summertime and we're sharing our fave way to use any pulp (carrots, beets, you name it!) to make a delicious homemade veggie patty that *actually* holds together with our fave recipe developer, Aleigh Michelle.
And this is going to sound crazy... but you know what a customer (shout out, Thomas!) suggested? Make mini patties and use our grain-free Pulp Chips as the burger buns. Sounds crazy, but it's kind of fun to make mini burger sandwiches with the chips and we highly recommend for parties as a bite-size snack.
People always ask us, what can I do with my juice pulp at home? What are some go-to recipes for juice pulp?
Pulp Pantry to the rescue :) If using pulp - simply swap out the raw beets with your pulp, bake for just 5-10 minutes to boost the flavor -- and follow the steps to mix the burger "batter". Enjoy on a summer day with good company.
Beet & Walnut Burgers
- 1 large beet or 3 small (or use your veggie pulp!)
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 3/4 c oats, toasted
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted
- 1 red onion, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 3 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp balsamic glaze or vinegar (I like the Trader Joes glaze)
- 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili flakes, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 head butter lettuce, or hamburger buns
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- On a baking sheet coat the beets with olive oil and salt. Bake for 20 minutes
- Prep your flax egg by mixing 1 tbsp flax meal and 3 tbsp water together. Set aside.
- While the beets are baking, toast your walnuts and oats in a pan until fragrant and golden. In a food processor, add the oats and walnuts and blitz until fine. Place in a bowl and set aside
- Place a pan on medium heat and add a dash of olive oil, onions, garlic, and salt and pepper. sauté until golden brown.
- Once the beets are done, roughly chop and add to a food processor along with onions and garlic. Blitz the beet mix until fine. Still keeping some texture.
- Add the beet mixture to the oats and walnuts along with the flax egg, nutritional yeast, balsamic glaze, tamari, liquid smoke, parsley, garlic powder, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Line a baking sheet and form the beet mixture into burger patties. Bake the patties for 20 minutes flipping halfway through.
- Assemble on some butter lettuce or a burger bun. Add desired toppings and enjoy.