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BLATT Burger

By Meg Yonson

What is JERF and how do I do it?
  • 6 servings
  • Prep - 10 mins
    Cooking - 20 mins
  • Total - 30 mins
What is JERF and how do I do it?

Filled with a hearty beet (not beef!) and feta, this vegetarian patty will satisfy even the biggest of meat eaters.  

Servings: 6
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 600 g beetroot (grated).

Beet Patties

  • 1 large (200g) red onion, finely diced.
  • 150 g feta, crumbled.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • sea salt, to season.
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season.
  • 1 cup gluten-free plain flour (or regular plain flour if you prefer).
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

To serve

  • 6 sourdough bread rolls, cut in half.
  • 2 small avocados, mashed.
  • 1 head cos lettuce, leaves washed and roughly torn.
  • 2 large (200g each) tomatoes, thickly sliced.
  • 1/3 cup tahini.

Directions

1. Add all ingredients for the Beet Patties (except for olive oil) into a mixing bowl. Combine mixture together with your hands (use rubber gloves if you don't want bright red hands!).

2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Divide the mixture into six and scoop into the pan (in batches depending on the size of your pan). The mixture will be quite wet, so mould two patty shapes, about 1.5 cm thick. Cook for roughly 7 minutes until the bottom side is crispy. Once nicely browned, flip and cook on the other side for 5 minutes. Once cooked, set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.

3. Now to assemble your burgers. Layer the base of your burger buns with mashed avocado, lettuce, one Beet Patty and tomato slices. Drizzle with some tahini to finish.


Note

Paleo option: Swap the flour for almond meal. For the buns, roast 4 large flat mushrooms in an oven on 180ºC for 10 minutes. Remove the stems on each mushroom and use as burger buns. Replace the feta with 2 tablespoons Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree.

If you do make the Paleo substitutions above, we recommend serving with an extra tablespoon of tahini to up the calcium content of the dish.

Gluten-free option: Use gluten-free bread instead of buns.

Dairy-free option: Replace feta with 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree. If you do omit dairy, we recommend serving with an extra tablespoon of tahini to up the calcium content.

Filled with a hearty beet (not beef!) and feta, this vegetarian patty will satisfy even the biggest of meat eaters.

Ingredients

  • 600 g beetroot (grated).

Beet Patties

  • 1 large (200g) red onion, finely diced.
  • 150 g feta, crumbled.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • sea salt, to season.
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season.
  • 1 cup gluten-free plain flour (or regular plain flour if you prefer).
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.

To serve

  • 6 sourdough bread rolls, cut in half.
  • 2 small avocados, mashed.
  • 1 head cos lettuce, leaves washed and roughly torn.
  • 2 large (200g each) tomatoes, thickly sliced.
  • 1/3 cup tahini.

Directions

1. Add all ingredients for the Beet Patties (except for olive oil) into a mixing bowl. Combine mixture together with your hands (use rubber gloves if you don't want bright red hands!).

2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Divide the mixture into six and scoop into the pan (in batches depending on the size of your pan). The mixture will be quite wet, so mould two patty shapes, about 1.5 cm thick. Cook for roughly 7 minutes until the bottom side is crispy. Once nicely browned, flip and cook on the other side for 5 minutes. Once cooked, set aside and repeat with the remaining mixture.

3. Now to assemble your burgers. Layer the base of your burger buns with mashed avocado, lettuce, one Beet Patty and tomato slices. Drizzle with some tahini to finish.

Note

Paleo option: Swap the flour for almond meal. For the buns, roast 4 large flat mushrooms in an oven on 180ºC for 10 minutes. Remove the stems on each mushroom and use as burger buns. Replace the feta with 2 tablespoons Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree.

If you do make the Paleo substitutions above, we recommend serving with an extra tablespoon of tahini to up the calcium content of the dish.

Gluten-free option: Use gluten-free bread instead of buns.

Dairy-free option: Replace feta with 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Puree. If you do omit dairy, we recommend serving with an extra tablespoon of tahini to up the calcium content.