We’ve got the ultimate meatless burger that’s so delicious, it’s likely to become a flex meal menu regular. This hearty Mega Beet Burger includes the dynamic duo of beets and walnuts—which combine to make a mouthwatering (and filling) meal.
Complete with a creamy honey goat cheese spread, these beet burgers are not your average veggie burger. Created from lentils, onion, minced garlic, walnuts, beets, oats, flax egg and a touch of cinnamon, these beet burgers are a vegetarian’s dream come true. Filled with flavor, the beet burgers are topped with cheesy deliciousness—made from goat cheese, Greek yogurt and honey. With a touch of sweetness, these burgers are the perfect addition to the menu for “Meatless Mondays.” Finished with baby spinach leaves and served between a toasty, whole wheat bun, this mega-meal will leave you feeling fully satisfied.
The recipe makes eight servings—so whip these up for the first BBQ of the season or enjoy them with the family for a hearty and satisfying meal that doesn’t include meat. On your Nutrisystem meal plan, each Mega Beet Burger counts as two PowerFuels, one SmartCarb and one Vegetable. Be sure to log each serving in your NuMi app to stay on track with your weight loss goals. Consistently logging your daily food intake can increase your weight loss results. Want to learn more about the many benefits of using our NuMi app? Check out 12 Reasons Downloading the NuMi App Will Help You Lose Weight >
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Servings: Makes 8 burgers; each burger counts as 1 serving
Calories per Serving: 322
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb and 1 Vegetable
- ½ cup uncooked brown or green lentils
- 1 vidalia onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 8 ounces pre-cooked beets
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- Flax egg (1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp. water, allow to sit and gel for 5 minutes)
- 2 oz. goat cheese
- ¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Baby spinach
- 8 whole wheat sandwich thins
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook lentils according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat 2 Tbsp. water in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions until translucent.
- Add garlic and walnuts and continue sautéing for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In food processor combine onion mixture with beets, lentils, oats, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Pulse until it resembles the texture of ground meat. Transfer to bowl and mix in flax egg.
- Using your hands, form into 8 patties (about 3 inches in diameter by 1 inch in height).
- Lay the patties out in a single layer with room around them for air to circulate. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, flipping halfway through until firmed up and lightly brown on both sides.
- While burgers are baking, mix goat cheese, yogurt and honey in a bowl or puree in food processor.
- Serve beet burger on toasted sandwich thin with spinach and goat cheese spread.