A few years ago, I would have never imagined myself saying this but... we made beet & brown rice veggie burgers and they were incredible
. I know... WHAT?! Beets & brown rice don't usually have the crowds clamoring, but I'm convinced that if we didn't eat all of these burgers ourselves, we could have used them to convert a lot of people over to the dark side of weird hippie food. If I had been blindfolded, I wouldn't have even guessed that I was eating beets. The texture was right on, the flavor was awesome and they are made even better by being lightly fried. My only complaint, and it's more of an observation really, is that they were crumbly and a little tough to handle. But that holds true for many homemade veggie burgers, so I wasn't too disappointed.
I know it looks like a slab of raw beef, but it isn't. And while we're on the topic, I'd like to issue a reminder that veggie burgers are generally NOT TRYING TO TASTE LIKE MEAT! Sure, the All American Flame Grilled Boca Burgers
are, but the rest of the veggie burger world aims to celebrate the tastes of... wait for it, VEGGIES. So no, these burgers do not taste like ground beef, as much as the photos suggest otherwise. They taste like delicious vegetables and grains.
Full recipe posted here
. Originally posted at http://unspeakablevisions.blogspot.com/2011/06/beet-brown-rice-vegg....