The search for the perfect burger continues…
We like the idea of Beetroot. It's really tasty for a start and healthy and locally available.
And it gives that reddish colour - so the burgers look more like their meat counterparts (which is sometimes a good thing if you're selling to hungry non-veggies).
They can be too red though and if you use too much the flavour can get overpowering.
This version of the burger uses finely chopped mushrooms to get a nice savoury taste, and the beetroot for texture, a deep earthy flavour and a good red colour.
With some crushed walnuts, to add an additional nutty flavour and boost the nutritional value, it tasted amazing in a (non-brioche) bun with pickled gherkin, all the trimmings and sauces.
We're not there yet though!
The quest continues (cue 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' music).
We thought it was just a little bit on the dry side so definitely needs some further tinkering.
Great promising start though.
The burger journey continues and we will keep you posted along the way.
The uncooked Beetroot Burger patties – looking good ;)