Creating your own tasty, healthy, meat-free burger is easier than you think, thanks to Chef Robert Irvine's unique vegetarian twist on this classic.
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- ¾ cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 cup cooked brown rice
- ¾ tbsp white beans
- ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- ¾ whole beets, boiled
- 4 leaf outer romaine lettuce
- 4 serving hamburger bun
- ½ large whole (3" dia) tomatoes, sliced
- ½ cup rice flour
- 1 thousand island dressing to taste
- Sauté garlic and onions on low to medium heat until onions become translucent.
- In a large bowl, mix together cooked brown rice, onion mixture, beans, corn, and dill. Add rice flour as needed to soak up extra moisture and bring the ingredients together.
- Add pureed beets to the rice mixture, incorporating well. Form four burger patties with your hands.
- Place patties on a hot pan or grill, cooking for a few minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly golden brown on each side. Serve with Thousand Island dressing, tomato, lettuce, and bun, if desired.