If you haven’t heard me talk about the “Love Burger” yet, now is the time to pay attention because I’m giving you the inside scoop and sharing this amazing recipe with you before it is published in the book, Sharing the Health, later this month. I would love for you to still support their cause, though, as all proceeds from sales of the book go to benefit childhood diabetes; I’ll share more info on how you can get it in a future newsletter.
So…..drum roll….here it is, the amazing, tantalizing, tasty, healthy, filled-with-love recipe of …
The 10 Step Love Burger (the best veggie burger you’ll ever eat!)
1/2 cup brown rice
1 onion, diced small
1 can of diced beets
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 can of Cuban black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
4 tablespoons spelt flour
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground mustard
sea salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook rice according to directions
2. Heat a skillet with water and a little bit of coconut oil (olive oil works, too). Add diced onion and minced garlic and cook until translucent and softened. When almost done cooking those, add the vinegar and cook until most of it has dissolved.
3. While onion cooks, drain the beets and dice them up nice and small. Then add them to the onion and garlic, cover, and cook until the beets are soft.
4. Drain the beans and mash them up. Don’t food process them – they still need to be a bit chunky.
5. Mix cooked onions, beets, and rice with the bowl of mashed beans.
6. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, chili powder, and ground mustard.
7. Add the spelt flour to mushy pile and mix until fully absorbed.
8. Heat a cast iron skillet (or equivalent) until it is hot. Heat a little more coconut oil in the pan.
9. Shape the “burger” patties and place onto the hot pan. Let it cook for a couple minutes on each side until it gets a nice crust, then flip to other side.
10. Viola! Burgers done! You can serve on sproutted bread buns with spicy mustard, onion, tomato, lettuce, and fresh avocado.
#11. BONUS – this isn’t just a veggie burger, it’s VEGAN, too!
Because I teach my clients that a plant-based lifestyle is the healthiest way to live, this is a nutrient-dense, power-food, deliciousness treat I love to share with others.
I call it the love burger because it is a super heart healthy alternative to a classic beef hamburger, its bright red color (thank you beets!), and the fact that the love is what keeps this sometimes-finicky burger together This is my favorite meal that my boyfriend cooks for me and it’s his recipe he’s adapted and perfected over time. It does take some time and effort, so when I ask for the “love burger” and he obliges, I know it’s because he cares so much for me. <3