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Superfood Beet / Black Bean / Walnut Burgers

Superfood Beet / Black Bean / Walnut Burgers

These burgers are chock full of superfoods, beautifully rich in color, and so tasty!

They’re really nice in fall + winter when you are looking for that smoky, full flavor. And you can make them into small meatball/ 2 bit sizes for an appetizer or into a full burger size for your meal.


Superfoods include beets: Rich in minerals like manganese and potassium, also C vitamins + B folate - can never get enough of those! And very grounding as a root vegetable.

and of course Walnuts for your Omega 3s!

Black beans are of course super healthy too. fiber, slow carbs. 


Equipment: You will need a food processor to make these burgers and most veggie burgers. A worthy investment!

Spices: If you don't have coriander + cumin, your burgers will still be tasty, although they do add a nice rich flavor. The smoked paprika + chili powder are a must!


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


Serving Size: 8-10 burgers


3 Tbsp olive oil

3-4 cloves garlic, sliced into strips

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 c grated beets, or use grater attachment on your food processor (packed)

1½ c cooked short grain white or brown rice. (use frozen pack of rice to make it quick!)

1 15oz can cooked black beans. 

1 c loose walnuts

2.5 tsp sweet smoked paprika (or smoked paprika)

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper




  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, sauté onions until translucent.
  2. Stir in walnuts, garlic, and 1tsp paprika. Toast everything for 3 minutes together, brown nuts a tiny bit.
  3. Add beets, stir mixture, remaining paprika, salt, coriander and cumin. cook for another 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing sticks.
  4. Set mixture aside to cool a bit.
  5. In food processor, pulse rice, black beans, salt and pepper until its texture is similar to the beet mixture. (Don't over-do it! You don't want this mixture to be gummy.)
  6. Add beet mixture to food processor and pulse everything together a few times. 
  7. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir everything + add more spice as needed + salt + pepper.
  8. option to add 1 egg white (not yolk) and do a final mix to help everything stick together. I've done with and without egg and it works both ways.
  9. Form patties to the size you like and bake at 350 for 15- 20 minutes. Before cooking, you can coat outside with olive oil - by hand or with a spray.


*If you are making the mixture ahead of time, but you’re not cooking it right away, don’t add the egg white until you are going to cook.