I’m not a vegetarian. Lord knows I love me some beef! However, I only eat kosher meat + poultry. Since I live in an area where few Kosher establishments exist, this means that when I eat outside of my home; for all intents and purposes, I eat as a vegetarian (who also east fish)
There is another term I have heard recently that is “Pescatarian” – I would almost associate with this term, because they eat as vegetarians along with fish as I do, except that they also eat shellfish (lobsters, shrimp. mussels, etc) and I do not. This is my way of keeping Kosher.
Which brings me to this Beet burger. Holy. Friggin. Moly. This “burger” is great.
I was inspired from a little vegan/vegetarian coffee shop near my job that serves great sandwiches and pastries. I was determined to make my version. It’s got protein from the lentils, substance from the brown rice and that beet color – wow! The oats hold it together a bit, but also add a really nice nuttiness. I love that you can form these ahead of time as part of your food prep, and freeze them!
I created mine and topped it with a zesty aioli that really brings all the flavors together. I promise, even the biggest meat lover will enjoy this! I served this with green plantain “fries” ( I had to add the Latina in there 😉 ) and they were also delicious dipped into the aioli!