It’s like a burger, a beet, and falafel had a threesome.
Beet Burger Greek Wrap
Beet Burger Ingredients
- 8 oz firm tofu, drained
- 2 roasted beets*
- 1 heaping cup red onion
- 1 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 pita wraps (sub tortillas or a bed of lettuce)
- tomato slices
- cucumber slices
- red onion
- tzatziki (sub greek yogurt or hummus)
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- In a blender or food processor, blend all burger ingredients until semi-smooth and well combined. (There will still be chunks of oats 'n stuff, and that's totally cool!)
- Form the batter into 12 small burger patty shapes and place them on a greased baking sheet or silpat.
- Bake for 20 minutes, take them out and flip them then cook for another 10 minutes.
- Once cooked layer about 3 patties into a pita, top with veggies and tzatziki or hummus and EAT UP!
I’ve been on a Greek food kick recently – salads, wraps, hummus plates, etc. I think it’s because it doesn’t make me feel heavy and gross after I eat it. Plus I feel like a heart healthy champion of the world. So I thought, is there an even more delicious way to eat Greek food that isn’t falafel? Because as much as I love falafel, I sometimes find that it’s a bit too dry or thick for me. So that’s where these beet burgers come into play! It’s the perfect way to get all the flavor you want, but in a light and fun way.
You might be thinking… Haley I know about these “veggie burger things,” they always say they won’t fall apart and then they do and it’s friggin’ annoying. Well I agree! Which is why these lil’ burgers are perfect – they hold together (even without eggs), and they are so easy to make! PLUS… you bake ’em in the oven! So it’s SUPER DUPER healthy. And then you have bright pink burgers that even Barbie herself would approve of.
Beet burgers are a great way to disguise veggies, because kids (and unknowing adults) will just think you made Dr. Seuss looking burgers. But you will know the secret. It’s filled with healthy yum-yums! I’m pretty sure this burger-wrap thing is gonna be a hit with the family for dinner. (It was for mine!) And you’re gonna smile because of how easy it was to make, and how delicious it was in your mouth. So wrap it up and eat it for dinner, or throw it on a bed of lettuce and take it to work. There are so many ways to enjoy the deliciousness that is about to ensue in your kitchen. WOO eat all the easy/healthy/yummy Greek food!