All posts tagged: Burgers

Love Burgers, or My Favorite Veggie Burger

These burgers, folks. These burgers. I’ve had a lot of veggie burgers in my day. Those weird, flubby Boca ones, some delicious, but a-bit-soggy Dr. Praeger ones, some bland restaurant-made patties, the list goes on. Then I went to Smorgasbord in NYC last summer, and tasted my first beet burger. My veggie-burger life completely changed. Thank ¬†you, Chickpea and Olive, for introducing me to the wonder that is beet burgers (FYI, I had their Bacon Ranch Cheeseburger, which was topped with eggplant “bacon” and vegan ranch) Moist, savory, and earthy: I closed my eyes and sighed as I devoured each tender, beety morsel. Naturally, I had to make my own. I modified this recipe from The Kitchn, using some pink Sangre de Toro Rancho Gordo beans (because Rancho Gordo makes everything taste better) instead of black beans, adding some sage, using spelt flour instead of oats, and sneaking in a bit more garlic. They are everything I remembered from my first beet burger, and more (sorry, Chickpea and Olive). First of all, they are huge, …