Ohh Burgers! Who doesn’t love a burger for lunch or dinner? Yum! The best part? These burgers are very good for you, especially these Healthy Red Beans Beetroot Burgers.
All the benefits that you will gain from these red beans beetroot burgers are entirely worth it. Make them and keep them in the fridge, ready to cook them when you need them. They are also great to take to BBQs.
Made mainly with oats, red beans and beetroot, these burgers are full of fibre. So let’s have a closer look at its nutritional benefits:
Oats are whole grains containing complex carbs, including dietary fibre. This fibre helps your body maintain a proper digestive system. Oats will help you regulate your cholesterol levels and blood sugar. They are a great source of manganese, an essential mineral to maintain healthy bones, connective tissue, energy metabolism, blood sugar levels and brain function. They are also high in phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
Red Beans: also very high in dietary fibre, red beans keep you “regular”. They are a good source of protein with almost no fat. They are also high in folate required to produce DNA, red blood cells and chemical messengers in your nervous system. In addition, they contain good quantities of magnesium, iron and copper.
Beetroot contains Vitamin B – folate, which is great for women planning to conceive. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and contains Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B6. As for minerals, beetroots are high in manganese. Beetroots also contain potassium and magnesium.
Healthy Red Beans Beetroot Burgers Recipe
- 1 cup quick oats
- 400 grams kidney beans
- 400 grams beetroot cooked or canned
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter use the pure peanuts one, preferably
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 2 tablespoons mustard wholegrain
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- Add the onion and beetroot to a food processor until mashed.
- Add the onion/beetroot mix to a bowl with ¾ cup of oats, peanut butter, garlic, and wholegrain mustard. Add salt and pepper.
- Mix all with your hands until well mixed.
- Put the mix in the fridge and let it cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Take out the mixture from the fridge and start making the burgers with your hands; if the mixture is still wet and hard to handle (sticky), add the rest of the oats, mix with your hands and start making the burgers.