Beet Burgers

These beet burgers taste like you’re dining at a fancy restaurant, which isn’t possible in some cities right now during the ongoing pandemic.

I chopped up the beet greens to throw into the mix, as well and lentils and rice, so it’s really a complete meal in one rose-colored package.



  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup grated beets
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour or almond flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 bunch beet greens, chopped up
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Gluten-free burger buns
  • Burger toppings and condiments to taste


In a food processor, blend together the rice, lentils, and grated beets until they’re about half-processed but still a bit chunky.

Stir in the rest of the burger ingredients and chill the mixture in the fridge for 1/2 an hour to thicken it up a bit.

Use your hands to shape the burger patties. Each burger will take about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of mixture.

Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the beet burgers for about 10 minutes total, flipping them over once or twice until they’re as browned as you like.

Serve hot on freshly toasted burger buns with salad on the side, and any fixings you like on top. Enjoy your culinary excursion to a fancy restaurant right from your own house! ❤️🤗


Here is some wisdom from the Dalai Lama in his new film Mission Joy:

“We have a short lifespan. Let us make sure it is a meaningful life, not one that makes the problems on the planet worse…”

“There is a Tibetan saying, wherever you find love, that is your home.”

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

6 responses to “Beet Burgers”

  1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Rich, nourishing, tasty, so good!

  2. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Instagram comment from Evan: 😍😍

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      Thanks Evan! 😍😍

  3. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Facebook comment from Louise: That sounds yummy and earthy. Made these babies and they were scrumptious

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      @Louise Amazing to hear!! 🥰

  4. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Facebook comment from Mayta: That looks delicious 😋

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