Bahn Mi Beet Quinoa Burger
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Banh Mi Beet Quinoa Burger

Bahn Mi beet quinoa burgers are topped with pickled peppers, carrots, and purple cabbage. The burgers are loaded with flavor, spice and color.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 3 cups beet peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon oil I used olive
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa red or multi-colored
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno
  • 1- inch piece of fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 large onion approx. 2/3 cup
  • 4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour can use white flour or panko
  • 1 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 egg  
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
  • Brioche burger buns or Bibb lettuce leaves

Pickled Veggies:

  • Purple cabbage sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 carrots julienne
  • 3 jalapenos sliced and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced

Cashew Sriracha Cream:

  • 3/4 cup soaked cashews soaked for 4 hours
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • zest from one lime


To prepare Beet Burgers:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.   Place beets on a baking sheet, toss diced beets in 1 tablespoon oil. Bake for about 30 minutes until tender/crisp.  Remove from oven, cool. Place cooled beets in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.  Pulse only until the beets are coarsely chopped.
  2. Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients.  Stir together then fold in the chopped beets.  Refrigerate at least an hour.  Form patties using 1/2 cup of the mixture.  Place on a lined baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.  Cook patties in a 350F degree oven for about 25 minutes.  Turning over half way through baking.  Patties can be cooked in a skillet over medium/low heat in a bit of oil.  Cook for about 7-8 minutes per side.  Place on a burger bun and layer with pickled veggies and cashew cream.  Makes 6-7 patties.

To prepare pickled veggies:

  1. Mix vinegar, water, sugar and salt.  Stir to dissolve.  I like to put the prepared veggies into individual bowls, then pour mixture over the top.  Allow to sit at room temperature at least an hour before using. The veggies can be made a day in advance and refrigerated.

To Prepare Cashew Sriracha Cream:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Nutrition Facts
Banh Mi Beet Quinoa Burger
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1161mg48%
Potassium 564mg16%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3645IU73%
Vitamin C 23.5mg28%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.