Beetroot burgers with millet

Beautiful, tasty and healthy vegan burgers with a gluten-free option!
Beetroot burgers with millet
Beetroot burgers with millet

These vegan burgers are so much of a joy to watch that it’s a shame to actually put them in your mouth. But I promise you won’t be disappointed once you do!

I made these burgers with whole-wheat flour, but you can substitute that with buckwheat flour to get completely gluten-free burgers. Spelt flour works well too.

The burgers are based on millet, a grain very popular in eastern Europe but large ignored in most of the western world, even though it’s gluten-free, extremely healthy and super tasty when prepared well. It’s very high in iron and vitamin B and, besides burgers, it can be used to make puddings and other types of desserts.

Serve your burgers with bread, vegetables, sauces, or anything of your choice, for example Kasia’s awesome sweet potato fries

Beetroot burgers with millet

Beetroot burgers with millet

Healthy and tasty beetroot burgers with millet.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 2-3 medium beetroots
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour or buckwheat flour for the gluten-free version
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ginger powder can be fresh too
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or half this amount
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper


  • Peel the beetroots. Cook the millet. Rinse it well under running water before boiling (otherwise the millet will have a bitter taste). Boil in lightly salted water (2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of millet) on a low fire for 15 minutes, until the water is gone. Let it chill for a bit.
  • Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  • Grate the beetroot rather thickly. Chop the onion really finely. Chop the parsley and also the garlic very finely or shred it with a grater or garlic press. Roast the sunflower seeds on a dry frying pan.
  • Put everything into a large bowl and mix well. It is advisable to use gloves or tools for mixing as beetroots tend to leave rather stubborn stains on your hands.
  • Form burgers with your hands and transfer these onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. You can sprinkle some extra sesame on top.
  • Bake the burgers for around 30-40 minutes, heating both up and down. Then carefully flip them over onto the other side and grill them for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve with grilled bread, vegetables, sauces or however you prefer.

Author: Jonathan

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