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Meatless Monday with Vegan Bistro Beet Burgers

Welcome to the Miratel blog for another Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. The Meatless Monday pledge aims to reduce meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve personal and planetary health. Miratel has taken the pledge to support this great initiative, which we have included as part of our CSR business strategies to spread awareness of the impact of food choices on our environment.

The summer months bring about thoughts of BBQs and burgers, and just because you’ve made the choice to go vegan doesn’t mean you have give up your favourite foods. Recently, we’ve been sharing with you some great summer BBQ recipes like a Vegan Grilled Vegetable and Tofu “Lasagna” with Pesto, a Vegan Eggplant Crunchburger, a Vegan Kidney Bean & Walnut Burgers with Mississippi Comeback Sauce and a Vegan Japanese Eggplant Dog.Today we’re adding another great burger to this list with a vegan bistro beet burger recipe that comes by way of Food Republic.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked and cooled brown ricemeatless-monday-vegan-bistro-beet-burgers
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils, cooked
  • 1 cup shredded beets
  • 1/2 cup very fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons smooth almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, rubbed between your fingers
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel, or finely crushed fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil, for the pan
  • 6 burger buns
  • Shredded lettuce, sliced dill pickles, finely diced onion, and/or ketchup, for topping

Directions:

  1. Put the brown rice, lentils, and shredded beets in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and pulse 15 to 20 times, until the mixture comes together but still has texture. It should look a lot like ground meat.
  2. Now transfer to a large bowl and add the bread crumbs, onion, garlic, almond butter, thyme, fennel, mustard, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix very well. Everything should be well incorporated, so get in there and take your time; it could take a minute or two.
  3. Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Preheat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Now form the patties. Use 1⁄3 cup of the mixture for each patty and form into 3⁄4-inch-thick disks.
  5. Pour a very thin layer of oil into the pan and cook the patties for about 12 minutes, flipping occasionally. Drizzle in a little more oil as needed. The burgers should be charred at the edges and heated through.
  6. Serve warm on buns with toppings!

Our bistro beet burger recipe will make six servings and can be made in approximately forty-five minutes. Plus these burgers reheat well “so if you want, cook them in advance, refrigerate, then gently heat in the pan later.” This also means that any leftovers can be used for another meal during the week or even a lunch. Top your burgers with your favourite vegan toppings and service along side some sweet potato fries, potato salad, coleslaw or a fresh green garden salad.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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Miratel Solutions is a Toronto call centreeBusiness, and letter shop mail house specializing in professional fundraising services including PCI compliant inbound telephone fundraisingoutbound telephone fundraisingonline fundraisinglottery fundraising servicesdonation processing and receipting and direct mail fundraising services. We are committed to our CSR business values in all our business decisions  and advancing the missions of the nonprofits we proudly serve.

 

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