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Spicy Chipotle Beet Burgers
By Serves 6

Spicy, meaty, delicious flavor with just a few simple veggie-lovin' ingredients!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min

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  1. 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  2. 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  3. 1 white onion, finely diced
  4. 3 medium-sized red beets (about 1 pound), finely diced
  5. 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  7. 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  8. 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 1 × Juice from 1/2 lemon
  10. ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  11. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  12. ¼ cup oat bran
  13. Salt and pepper, to taste
  14. 1½ Tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil, enough to coat your pan
  15. 1 × Hamburger Buns
  16. 1 × Avocado
  17. 1 × Sliced Tomato
  18. 1 × Sliced Onion
  19. 1 × Lettuce
  20. 1 × Pickles

You may also need:

A Pot, Aluminum Foil, Bowl, Fork, Grill, Skillet, Spatula, Spoon

Step 1:

Cook brown rice according to package directions. Set aside.

Step 2:

Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pot ( preferably stainless steel or cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add the onion, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

Step 3:

Stir in the beets, cover the pot, and cook until the beets are completely tender. Stir occasionally.

Step 4:

Stir in the garlic and cooked rice, cooking until the garlic is fragrant (about a minute).

Step 5:

Pour in the apple cider vinegar, which will de-glaze the pan and enhance the flavor of the mixture.

Step 6:

In a large mixing bowl, mash the cannellini beans with a fork. Add the cooked rice, onion, and beet mixture, lemon juice, parsley, and thyme. Stir to combine, adding salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add the oat bran and stir until evenly incorporated.

Step 7:

Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil (or olive oil) to completely coat the bottom of the pan. If grilling, be sure to cover the grates with aluminum foil first.

Step 8:

Scoop out about a cup of the mixture with your hand and shape it into a patty. Gently set it in the pan, where it should immediately begin to sizzle. Continue making patties and adding them into pan, depending on how many burgers you want to cook. (The remaining mixture can be made into patties and frozen for future use.)

Step 9:

Cook the burgers for a few minutes on each side until the burger has a nice dark crust. When flipping the burgers, they may break apart a bit, just continue reshaping them with the spatula.

Step 10:

Serve the burgers on lightly toasted burger buns or sandwich bread with your favorite burger toppings. My favorites are avocado, yellow mustard, onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, and pickle. Delicious!

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Erin Froehlich says:
Sounds awesome, Christina! I'll definitely be trying this! :)

Erin Froehlich says:
Sounds awesome, Christina! I'll definitely be trying this! :)

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