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Beetroot Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

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Beet Burger & Sweet Potato Fries. Beetroot patty, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado and a drizzle of black tahini in a multigrain bun (from Swissbake). And crispy baked sweet potato fries.

Made this for a school project for my Applied Nutrition module! We were supposed to cook a meal for an assigned subject (my group's subject is a lactating woman who doesn't enjoy eating vegetables) plan a One Day Meal plan, present about her energy & nutrient needs, and do a role play. x_x
This was Trial 1 that I did by myself.

With an amazing (storebought, sadly) Wholegrain Rice Black Galangal Dressing (more about this dressing at the end of this post). Everyone who tried it liked it! :O Lols the bottle was supposed to be finished within 2 weeks because there's no preservatives. :X But it still tasted fine today so. ☺

 
This was Trial 2 with my groupmates, Ee Rong and Qian Yun! ☺
 
We added an egg.. because it's a bit too unrealistic for a veggie-hating person to eat vegan food. ... Actually not really, I think. But just in order to not get marked down by people who teach us that meat is good. If you're a vegan/vegetarian studying regular nutrition.. you'd probably know that feeling. Why are we being taught wrong things. I don't get why they teach us meat is good for us when it's not. I don't get why they teach us milk is wonderful for us when it promotes osteoporosis. I don't get why they tell us to limit fruit intake and that coconut fat is bad. I don't get why people don't care about the animals. Whywhywhywhywhy. WHY.
Okay, I guess I used to think that it was impossible for me to go vegan/vegetarian. But once I actually thought about it and read some books the change was quite quick. The key is to just think about it.
 
Negativity over. Back to food! That sauce in the burger is made of natural peanut butter and light soy sauce. We didn't use this in the end though - the meal would've had too many calories!
 
We made this in our school kitchen today! This is the final one. ☺ Came out great! Served with lemon-infused sparkling water. And I used a food processor for the first time today. Wow. All I have at home is a tiny chopper attachment that comes with my blender. Life would be so much easier with a food processor.
The beetroot patty turned out darker than in Trial 1. Taste improved too! Classmates liked it yay ☺
 
These are all of the meals made by my class. They were assigned other subjects such as 1 year old child, overweight boy and pregnant woman. ☺

 
 
 
 
These are probably two of the most tested recipes here. Lols. 3 times for the beetroot patty and 5 times for the sweet potato fries.
 
Vegan Beetroot Patties
Makes 3
 
Ingredients
  • 130g uncooked beetroot
  • 45g cooked red/brown rice (cooked just until it's chewy; not too much)
  • 65g cooked lentils
  • 1/2 - 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 heaped tbsp flaxseed meal + more*
  • 2 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt free seasoning (I used McCormick Perfect Pinch All Purpose) or a mix of dried spices
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 sprays Bragg's liquid aminos/2 tsp light soy sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp coconut/olive oil
  • *Note: Sometimes variation in the moisture of the first 3 ingredients may lead to a more mushier patty. Add more flaxseed meal until patty can hold together well.
Method
  1. Pulse beetroot in a food processor until finely chopped.
  2. Add in all the other ingredients except olive oil and mix well.
  3. Pulse the mix in a food processor until uniform and it holds together. But don't pulse too much, so it'll still have a nice texture.
  4. Using your hands, divide into 3 and form into patties.
  5. Heat up the oil in a shallow frying pan.
  6. Place patties in the pan. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
 
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Serves 1
 
Crispy outside and soft inside! Sweet and savoury. So very yummy! ☺ The addition of the flour helps to make it crispier. And make sure to spread out the fries and not clutter them together! Also, the sweet potato itself makes a difference in the taste. We only used Japanese sweet potatoes, which are the sweetest, and yet the fries made with different sweet potatoes kinda vary slightly in taste. Depends on your luck, I guess! :X
 
 
Ingredients
  • 115g sweet potato
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp flour (I used wholewheat spelt)
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  2. Cut sweet potato into the shape of fries.
  3. Coat in oil.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and toss well.
  5. Spread out on a well-oiled baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once midway.
  7. Remove from oven and enjoy immediately ☺
     



Me, Ee Rong and Qian Yun. Last Applied Nutrition Practical! ☺☺☺

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