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Balsamic Beet Burger on a Plate with Dishes and Greens in the Background
Balsamic Beet Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Ready for a juicy, hearty, flavor-packed veggie burger that's super pretty to boot? These vegan beet burgers bursting with color and flavor, and topped with a balsamic glaze that adds zip and a touch of sweetness.

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded beets (about 1 large beet)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil, or another high-heat oil
For Serving
  • 6 burger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion slices (I sautéed mine)
  • Cashew cream cheese (I bleneded some raw garlic and dill into mine)
  1. Begin by making the balsamic reduction. Stir the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar together in a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat.

  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, lower heat and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is about as thick as chocolate syrup, about 15 minutes. 

  3. Remove the balsamic reduction from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes while you prep the remaining ingredients.

  4. Place the oats into a food processor bowl and blend to a coarse powder.

  5. Add the beans, beets, onion, garlic, dill, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of the balsamic reduction to the food processor. 

  6. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped and well combined. 

  7. Taste test the mixture and adjust any seasonings to your liking.

  8. Lightly oil a medium skillet and place it over medium heat.

  9. Shape the beet mixture into 6 patties and arrange as many as you can in the skillet without overcrowding. 

  10. Cook the patties for about 4 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.

  11. Drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of the balsamic reduction over each patty. Flip and drizzle the opposite sides. Flip again and cook for a few seconds before removing the patties from the skillet.

  12. Cook any remaining patties in the same manner, adding oil to the skillet as needed between batches.

  13. Stuff the patties into buns and top with toppings of choice. Drizzle with some of the excess balsamic reduction if you like.

  14. Serve. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Beet Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.9g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 686mg29%
Potassium 603mg17%
Carbohydrates 57.7g19%
Fiber 7.1g28%
Sugar 13.3g15%
Protein 11.2g22%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.