Beet and feta burgers

August 27, 2016

You can double the ingredients easily to make 8 burgers or freeze 4 of them for another time, wrapping them in cling film and foil. Cook from frozen in the oven at 350 F until piping hot.

These are very tasty burgers and well worth trying for a change.

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1lb raw beets, peeled and coarsely grated
A small bunch (about 6 to 8) green onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
A small bunch fresh mint, chopped
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp plain flour
1 large egg
7 oz Greek feta cheese, crumbled
5 tbsp olive oil
8 oz mixed salad leaves
4 burger buns

Working over the sink, wrap the beets in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. In a large bowl, mix the beets, green onions, garlic, mint, lemon zest, half the lemon juice, 2 tbsp of the flour and the egg along with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
When well combined, stir in the feta cheese.
Form the mixture into 4 burger-shaped patties and coat with the remaining flour.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat with 3 tbsp olive oil and fry the patties for 4 – 5 minutes on each side until crisp on the outside and cooked through.
Mix the remaining oil and lemon juice with a pinch of salt and pepper and toss with the salad leaves.
Serve the burgers in buns with the salad.