Recipe of the Week – Beetroot Burgers

I love these delicious beetroot burgers from The Happy Pear boys David and Stephen Flynn – they are great for a weekday dinner or even thrown in to the kid’s lunch box.

 I like a yoghurt dressing with them, but that’s just me.. Recipe from their book ‘The Happy Pear’. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 400g uncooked beetroot
  • 4 spring onions
  • 80g mature cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 140g toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the topping

  • Hummus
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Parsley or chives

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180/200 degrees.  Scrub and grate the beetroot. Finely chop the spring onions. Crumble the feta and roughly chop the walnuts.  Heat the oil in the pan and add the beetroot and spring onions. Cook for about 5 mins and set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Put the beetroot mixture into a medium bowl with both the cheeses, mint, walnuts, breadcrumbs, and the lemon juice. Mix well using your hands. Add some black pepper and a pinch of salt. Form into burger shaped patties.

Place the patties on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 25 minutes, turning them halfway through.  Top the burgers generously with hummus and serve with the alfalfa/parsley on top.