Homemade Beet Burger

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I was first introduced to beets while working at a local pizza parlor farmhouse. The kitchen brought local ingredients from all over the southern state of Maine. Black Rock Farm, Kelly Orchard, Breezy Hill… Each pie featured a real farm as its title. Although the beets came into play for salads, as a pizza cook I was responsible for heating these savory roots in our wood fired brick oven. So to say my experiences with this illustrious vegetable are extraordinary is an understatement. I could tell you that my time in the back of Owens Farmhouse was also rather weird, but that’s to be expected from an organic kitchen, no? Instead, what I should tell you is that this Beet Black Bean burger creation is my absolute favorite at the moment, and offers the magic equation that might have saved Owens from going under, like every other restaurant that I have worked in. The mixture is carried by a citrusy taste akin to no other veg burger. Quite unlike its dark brown kinfolk. it’s a more bloody red, thanks to the beets.  Continue reading “Homemade Beet Burger”