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Beetroot burgers with millet

Beetroot burgers with millet

Healthy and tasty beetroot burgers with millet.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
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.