Moroccan-Spiced Beet Veggie Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese

Moroccan-Spiced Beet Veggie Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese - a nutrient-packed vegetarian dinner recipe!

These burgers have got it going ON.

Beets, carrots, brown rice mixed up with Moroccan spices and topped with herbed goat cheese, avocado, sweet potato fries, and sprouts? There’s so much junk in the trunk, I can barely stand it. Flavor-blasted bites of superfood bliss, that’s what they call these.

These burgers take a hot minute to prepare, but they’re well worth the effort. To expedite the process, simply chop the beets and carrots into chunks and throw them in your food processor. Once the veggies are shredded, simply add the cooked rice and spices and process until the burger batter (if you will) is well-combined, thick, and sticky.

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Once you’ve got your beet meat, simply form burger patties, and cook the patties in coconut oil (canola oil works, too) on a hot cast iron skillet. It only takes a few minutes to get a nice crispy sear on both sides of the patty.

Then comes the fun part…you get to add any and all of your favorite toppings. Avo, onion, and lettuce are always my go-tos, and on top of those, you can certainly whip out your own inspired sauce, such as a lemon-dill yogurt sauce (pairs perfectly!), a chipotle sour cream, or a yellow curry sauce. The pretzel bun? Encouraged, but not mandatory. You can totes do a lettuce wrap for this things and go bunless.

Moroccan-Spiced Beet and Carrot Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese |TheRastedRoot.net #superfood #vegetarian #recipe

Options for change-ups? Skip the herbed goat cheese to make this a vegan meal. You can season to your heart’s desire, using basically any combo of spices. You can Southwest these up by adding black beans, corn, and/or use chili powder for seasoning. Use golden beets, rainbow carrots, world’s your oyster.

Moroccan-Spiced Beet and Carrot Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese |TheRastedRoot.net #superfood #vegetarian #recipe

Moroccan-Spiced Beet and Carrot Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese |TheRastedRoot.net #superfood #vegetarian #recipe

Moroccan-Spiced Beet Burgers with Herbed Goat Cheese

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Moroccan-Spiced Beet & Carrot Burgers:

  • 1 medium red beet peeled and shredded (2 cups)
  • 2 large carrots peeled and shredded (1 cup)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut oil for cooking

Herbed Goat Cheese:

  • 4 ounces goat chevre
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 teaspons fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • sea salt

For Serving:

  • Burger buns
  • Butter Lettuce
  • 1 large avocado sliced
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet potato fries

Instructions

Prepare the Herbed Goat Cheese:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the herbed goat cheese. refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare the Beet Burgers:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the lemon-dill yogurt sauce in a small bowl. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Wash, peel, and chop 1 medium beet and 2 carrots. Place in a food processor and pulse into small rice-sized pieces.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients for the burgers to the food processor. Turn your food processor on and process until thick and sticky (you will need to stop and stir the mixture several times).
  4. Add enough oil to a cast iron skillet to generously coat the surface and heat to medium.
  5. Form burger patties out of the beet/rice mixture and place on the hot cast iron skillet. Allow patties to cook 2 to 3 minutes (or until crispy). Carefully flip to the other side and allow them to cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Serve beet burgers on lettuce of choice with herbed goat cheese, thick slices of avocado, and sprouts.

More Veggie Burger Recipes:

Indian-Spiced Beet Veggie Burgers with Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Southwest Veggie Burgers with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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Comments

  1. Joanne

    Any veggie burger that’s THAT gorgeous of a hue…has to be a good thing. Love the Moroccan infusion! So many of my favorite flavah flavs all in one place.

  2. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Da-yum, that’s one sexy burger! I’m always down for a little beet in my burg and the spices sound amaze paired with that herby goat cheese. Plus a pretzel bun? My name is written all over these bad boys!

    p.s. I hope you had a nice weekend and that you found some time to cut your toenails, lol! 😉

  3. Kristie

    How many burgers does this make? And are you supposed to serve it with both lemon-dill yogurt sauce and herbed goat cheese, as the recipe implies? It says to combine all ingredients for the lemon-dill yogurt sauce, but doesn’t actually list the ingredients.

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Kristie, the recipe makes 6 burgers (you can size them up or down accordingly to make less or more). My apologies for the recipe typo – you serve them with the herbed goat cheese, no lemon-dill yogurt sauce involved 😉 I noted these changes in the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

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