Beetroot Burger With Sweet Potato Fries

Developed by Simone Nel, Yellow Papaya


















Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
Ready-in 40 mins


2 tablespoons olive oil,
1 small red onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
½ cup rolled oats
2 (14-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 medium beets, grated
100 ml beetroot juice
1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 large sweet potatoes, washed
2 tbsp olive oil
4 hamburger rolls
Tomato, sliced
Lettuce washed
Gherkins, sliced
150 ml vegan mayonnaise (available at Fruit Lovers Market and Woolworths)
½ tsp cajun spice
Juice of half a lime


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 ℃.
  2. In a frying pan heat the olive oil and cook the onion till translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook a further one minute.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix the psyllium husk powder, oats, black beans, beetroot juice, beets, and spices.
  5. Mix till well incorporated and form into patties.
  6. Keep aside on a plate with baking paper.
  7. Cut the sweet potatoes into chip shapes and place them on a baking tray.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  9. For the spicy mayo mix the mayo, cajun spice and lime.
  10. Keep aside.
  11. When the sweet potatoes are almost done start frying the burger patties in a frying pan on medium heat until crispy and brown.
  12. Assemble burgers by placing patties on the bottom, topping with lettuce, tomato and gherkin, and spicy mayo.
  13. Serve immediately with sweet potato fries.

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