Beetroot and Black Bean Burgers – VeganMoFo Day 19

Today’s prompt is Goth Day which is a really interesting prompt! When I was a teenager I quite fancied myself a goth but thankfully there is not really any (much) photographic evidence of that. I was not a very good goth.

These burgers, however, are good goths! Coloured deep purple with beetroot with flecks of black from the beans, their colours meld well with today’s theme. I served them in burger cobs, but if you wanted to serve them on black rice or any similarly gothic-looking base, you would be most welcome!


I also put a red chilli in these burgers for some added spice but it wasn’t very spicy – if you want it to have a big kick, add even more chillies! The more the merrier, or should I say the more the miserable-r, considering today’s theme?


The cooked beets get pureed in a blender along with some fried off onions and garlic, the chilli, some vegan worcestershire sauce, and a little tomato puree. Next, they’re mixed with the mashed black beans and some breadcrumbs and formed in to patties. Finally, they’re fried!

These patties are pretty soft, unlike the more “meaty” seitan ones from earlier this month, but they are still lovely!

Beetroot and Black Bean Burgers


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red chilli (or more), chopped
  • 450g cooked beetroot
  • 1 tbsp vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • salt + pepper
  • oil for frying


  1. In a frying pan, fry the onion, garlic, and chilli, until the onion is softened.
  2. Roughly chop the beetroot, and put it in a food processor. Add the cooked onion mixture, the worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, and paprika.
  3. Blend until well chopped.
  4. In a large bowl, mash the black beans – leaving a few whole remaining!
  5. Add the blended beetroot mixture, salt and pepper, and the breadcrumbs, and mix well to form a stiff mixture.
  6. Form into patties, and fry on each side for about 4-5 minutes, until browned.
  7. Serve however you like!

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