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Spicy Beet & Bean Burgers

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Beet & Black Bean Burgers @RunninSrilankan

Someone, somewhere once said “If you can’t get someone out of your head, maybe they are supposed to be there.” Well, for me, that “someone” happens to be a certain food item! This past July, my daughter and I visited my sister in uptown Dallas, Texas. While we were there, she convinced me that I needed to try a Dallas Beef Burger. Now, I’ve had my fill of turkey, chicken and veggie burgers, but, I’ve never had a beef burger ever – anywhere….so I figured since we were in state known for it’s BBQ beef…why not – right?!

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Well, one afternoon, she took us to Hopdoddy, a place she said had some of the best burgers she had had in Uptown D-town. I had made up my mind to stop saying I’d never had a beef burger and was perusing the menu, when a “beet and black bean burger” caught my eye. Then – almost as if by fate, a restaurant patron walked by with one!  😯 

Now – what was I to do? I love me some beets…but I had told my sister I would try a beef burger…beets or beef…well, my love for beets won out! And, I ended up spending that afternoon thoroughly enjoying that juicy beet-bean burger!

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It’s been almost 3 months since I had that beet and bean burger, but I’ve had a hard time getting that burger out of my head! So – I decided enough was enough and I made my own version! When I was at my neighborhood Walmart, I came across new, El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce and figured it would pair so well with El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce in these burgers.

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Making these Easy & Tasty

• I first boiled a beet
• Then I added it along with a can of black beans, 1/2 an onion, 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp turmeric, an egg and a 1/2 cup almond meal to a food processor and pulsed till well blended.
• I then stirred in some coconut flour and a tbsp each of El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce.
• I then formed them into burgers and cooked them for 7 – 8 minutes on each side – making sure to check to keep from burning. These cane be made on a stovetop or on a grill
I also made a spicy sauce that complemented the burgers by simmering some coconut milk, El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce, cayenne and cumin in saucepan for 10 minutes.

The sweet beets and the spicy El Yucateco hot sauces – why, I have no words! 

El Yucateco Hot Sauce @ Walmart

El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce is made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomatoes, and spices and is the perfect “all purpose” sauce! It contains less vinegar than traditional hot sauces so the true flavor of the peppers shines through!
Rich and smoky, El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce (made from fire roasted habanero’s) is the newest addition to the El Yucateco line. With it’s unique flavor and appearance, this sauce brings depth, habanero flavor and the perfect amount of heat to any dish without overpowering it.

Beet & Bean Burgers with El Yucateco Hot Sauce

Now that football season is underway, these beet and veggie burgers would make a perfect vegetarian option at your next game-day gathering or tailgating party! Now, vegetarians and those who just want other options won’t have to munch on a salad bowl as y’all root for your teams – now, everyone can get excited about football and football food! Yeah!

Beet & Black Bean Burgers @RunninSrilankan

Spicy Beet & Bean Burgers

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This vegetarian beet and bean burger will be a delight to your senses. The El Yucateco Hot Sauces and spices pack a delightful flavor punch, sure to make these a favorite at football gatherings - or anytime actually! These are wonderful plain or topped with some El Yucateco coconut sauce.


  • 1 beet, boiled for 35 minutes and skinned
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce
  • 4 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  2. Add the boiled beet, black beans, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, turmeric, egg and almond meal to a food processor and pulse till well blended.
  3. Then stir in coconut flour and El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce.
  4. Form into burgers and cook on a stove top or grill for 7 - 8 minutes on each side - making sure to check to keep from burning.
  6. In a saucepan, add coconut milk, El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce, cayenne and cumin and let simmer for 10 minutes.

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So, right this second – what’s one food item that’s on your mind? 

Have you tried El Yucateco Hot Sauce yet? If you have – what’s your favorite way to enjoy it? If you haven’t, what recipe would you like to spice up?

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Rachael Hartley

Saturday 12th of September 2015

Love how beet burgers have such a meat-like look to them! This looks awesome!


Sunday 13th of September 2015

I know right?! Thanks so much Rachel!

asha Shiv

Friday 11th of September 2015

You are the beet queen. On a serious note, I love these. The sauce especially with the coconut milk, it's amazing. I make a version of this for the boys and they love it. Can't wait to follow your recipe. Always the best.


Sunday 13th of September 2015

Thanks so much Asha! Yes - the sauce was delicious - my daughter loved the sauce with the burgers, but I ate them with an extra sprinkling of pepper flakes on them and no sauce - cos I like them spicy!

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