Sugar Beet and Black Bean Veggie Burger
I can get behind a really good beet burger, which is why I chose this recipe. Of course, I am a lazy reader and a lazy cook so when I actually sat down with the directions, I was all, “schwat?!”. I even made some of the ingredients ahead of time so I could hit the ground running, but I neglected to read as far ahead as the 2 hour fridge waiting period.
In an internet age that promises all of the most mind blowing videos/photos/recipes/experiences, I was a bit skeptical of this recipe. While I did grumble through some of the experience of making this burger, I have to say it turned out really good. In my CSA this week, I received sugar beets, which look almost identical to daikon radishes except for the distinct scent you get when you scrub them before cooking. Just a note, this lends a much sweeter note to the recipe; sugar beets are not as earthy as other varieties of beets, and are actually commercially produced for sugar production.
I’d say go for this recipe if you have the patience to plan ahead (roast beets and cook the rice nights before) or plan this for a nice lazy sunday.