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15-Minute Bangin’ BBQ Beetroot Burgers | Beetroot Burger Recipe

15-Minute Bangin’ BBQ Beetroot Burgers | Beetroot Burger Recipe
Jennifer Blow
Writer and expert5 years ago
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Make this BBQ beetroot burger recipe in just 15 minutes.

Looking for quick vegan meal ideas? This beetroot burger recipe can be whizzed up and cooked in 15 minutes flat. Topped with a quick DIY vegan burger sauce, these make the ultimate weeknight dinner in a hurry.

Check out the nutritionals at the bottom of the recipe, and don't forget to try out more of our 15-Minute Vegan Dinners.


Makes: 4

For the burger:
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150g cooked beetroot
  • 150g cooked quinoa
  • 150g wholemeal breadcrumbs (you can simply blend toast to make breadcrumbs)
  • 2-3 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • Pinch salt and pepper
For the rest:
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 small white onion (thinly sliced into rings)
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 8 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha or your favourite hot sauce
  • ½ tsp. mustard


1. First, make the caramelised onions. Pan fry onion slices from 1 white onion on a low to medium heat with a splash of oil for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tbsp. unrefined sugar halfway through to aid the caramelisation process.

2. While waiting, place onion and garlic into a blender and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add beetroot, cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs*, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper and process until fully combined.

*To make your own quick and easy breadcrumbs, simply toast bread until deep golden-brown, but not burnt, then blend the toast up in a food processor until you get breadcrumbs.

3. Place a pan on a medium to high heat with the coconut oil, then pan fry the burgers for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway.

4. To make your vegan burger sauce, mix vegan mayonnaise, Sriricha and mustard in a bowl. Pop the patties into buns, top with caramelised onions, and smother with vegan burger sauce. Bliss.


Enjoy this beetroot burger recipe? Check out the rest of our 15-Minute Vegan Dinners for more vegan meal ideas, or why not check out our Avocado-Toast Pizza!

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Jennifer Blow
Writer and expert
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.