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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
SPICY BEET & BEAN BURGERS:

• 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

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 9
Author: Shashi
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.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BURGERS:
  • 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
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 4 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

FOR THE BURGERS:

  • 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.
  • Then stir in coconut flour and El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce and El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce.
  • 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.
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 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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  5. Love how beet burgers have such a meat-like look to them! This looks awesome!

  6. asha Shiv says:

    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.

    • Shashi says:

      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!

  7. Beet and beef is a great combo! I once used it in a pie filling and it was gobbled down. These sauces are always on tables at restaurants. We use them a lot!

  8. These are so creative! That color is so gorgeous!

  9. this is exactly the kind of burger i want right now…looks sooo darn good,

  10. This is such a unique veggie burger. We have been trying to do more plant-based meals so I might have to give this one a try 🙂

  11. The color on those burger patties is so bright and gorgeous. Can’t wait to try them.

  12. I love the color of these! What a great way to fit in more veggies.

  13. You’ve totally captured my attention with these beet beauties! LOVE the sound of both beet and black beans in a zippy burger! I don’t even think I’d need the buns for these. 😉

  14. These look absolutely awesome Shashi. Pinned. #enoughsaid

  15. Cristi @ Motherhood Unadorned says:

    Beets are on my mind now! I really love beets, always have since childhood and no one in my life seems to understand. So thank you for making this awesome looking burger. #client

    • Shashi says:

      OHHHHEMMMMGEEE – It sure is WONDERFUL to meet a fellow beet lover!!! There aren’t too many of us! 🙂
      Thanks so much Cristi! It was a pleasure working with you!

  16. I’ve had black bean burgers but never with beets! Love it!

  17. hipfoodiemom says:

    I’m from Dallas (born and raised) and although you should’ve tried the beef, that beet and black bean burger sounds pretty darn good!!! love that you recreated them at home!!!

  18. Ashley says:

    Ooo I am so glad you recreated that burger to share with us! You know I love all your beet recipes – these sound so so good!!

  19. How did you make your burgers so neat, Shashi?! 🙂
    You’re right … beets and black beans go so, so well in a burger. I made some last year and loved them … loved the crispy bits on the edge.

  20. ashley says:

    I’m doing a juice cleanse right now and just had my beet juice! Love it. Never thought i would! Now I need to try these burgers 🙂

  21. Shashi, I would never have dreamed of beet burgers, you always have something fun and interesting!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – thanks so much Chris!!! I actually got the idea for these from a restaurant i visited in Dallas – so I cannot take full kudos for the idea 🙂

  22. Heck yea!! Spicy burger love! SO hearty and satisfying!

  23. cookwithmanali says:

    What gorgeous color! I love these spicy burgers Shashi!

  24. Mike says:

    You and your beets…the burgers look insane too bad there are beets in it! 😉

  25. Confession: I can probably count on one hand the number of times in my LIFE that I’ve had a burger. I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not cray about them. That being said, I actually love veggie burgers and will take those hands down over the real kind. Also… you are the queen of beets 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Haha!!! Thanks so much Amanda! The more I get to know you, the more I see we couldn’t be roommates as we LOVE almost ALL the same foods – we’d always be out of our favorites – which means we’d always be out of food! YIKES!!! Though the offer to send you flavored almonds still stands – I just cannot hand deliver them or you might not get to finish the whole container 🙂

  26. I’ll be honest, beets scare me but I’m willing to trust you!

  27. Mary Frances says:

    Wow the color on these is so beautiful, and I bet it tastes even better. I’ll HAVE to try making this!

  28. spicedblog says:

    You do some seriously amazing things with beets over there, Shashi! These burgers look insane. I’m loving that combo of seasonings you’ve got going on in there, too…and hot sauce = win! I’m pretty sure I need these burgers to show up for next Saturday’s tailgating!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much David! Have you tried that black label El Yucateco? This was my first time trying that one and WOW – it was fantastic! Think it’s my fave out of all of them! If I remember right, Mrs Spiced likes beets right? So, I think she might enjoy these!

  29. yes I love the use of beets in burgers! yum!

  30. That last photo is gorgeous! You and your beet recipes…. they make me want to hop on the beet train ASAP.

  31. Catherine says:

    Dear Shashi, These burgers look fantastic…so creative and flavorful. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

  32. Farrah says:

    Yay for burgers! 😀 I love that you put beets into this–I definitely gotta try it out! *-*

  33. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Fantastic! I would love some, Shashi. You are the beet queen!

  34. adina says:

    Hi. I love the color too. I bet they taste great as well.

  35. Beet and bean burgers? And plus they are spicy too? It has such an amazing color and delicious flavors. Count me in. Nom nom! 🙂

  36. Hiya Shashi…or super beet women… LOL You always are coming up with the most creative ideas. My boys like it spicy so I am sure I could double the hot sauce in this recipe… Hey check out step 5 of your recipe..? Pinning my friend!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Bam! I think step 5 was supposed to be a blank line – not sure why the 5 printed – but I so appreciate you giving me a heads up! I sure hope your boys enjoy this as much as my daughter and I did! xx