Turnip the Beet Burgers
3 cups mixed grated beets and turnips
1 1/2 cups oats (or 1 cup oats and 1/2 cup wheat germ)
8 oz. feta cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
Sometimes, you end up with a lot of root vegetables. Usually this is good news, but any food can get boring after a while. When roasting, raw grated salads and soups are not appealing, it's time to turnip the beet and make something different!
To make this recipe, you can really just grate up whatever root vegetables you have around. I had beets and turnips, but you could add carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, you name it. It will all be good. The more variety you use, the prettier it looks all grated up together in a bowl.
Once you mix in all the ingredients, you end up with something that looks like this. You should be able to press it into patties and either cook them up right away for a crowd, or freeze them individually wrapped in wax paper inside a freezer bag. I would like to say they go fine on the grill, but unfortunately, they fall apart. I heat them in a covered skillet with a little olive oil until both sides are slightly browned.
This is a great way to eat your beets and other root vegetables, and offers a healthy grilling alternative to processed veggie burgers and soy patties.
So, turnip the beet and get down in your kitchen!