Healthy Meals

15-Minute Bangin’ BBQ Beetroot Burgers | Beetroot Burger Recipe

Make this BBQ beetroot burger recipe in just 15 minutes.

Looking for quick vegan meal ideas? This beetroot burger recipe can be whizzed up and cooked in 15 minutes flat. Topped with a quick DIY vegan burger sauce, these make the ultimate weeknight dinner in a hurry.

Check out the nutritionals at the bottom of the recipe, and don’t forget to try out more of our high-protein recipes.

beetroot burger recipe


Makes: 4

For the burger:

  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cooked beetroot
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs (you can simply blend toast to make breadcrumbs)
  • 2-3 tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • Pinch salt and pepper

For the rest:

  • 4 burger buns
  • 1 small white onion (thinly sliced into rings)
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 8 tbsp. vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
  • ½ tsp. mustard


1. First, make the caramelized onions. Pan fry onion slices from 1 white onion on a low to medium heat with a splash of oil for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 tbsp. unrefined sugar halfway through to aid the caramelization process.

2. While waiting, place onion and garlic into a blender and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add beetroot, cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs*, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper and process until fully combined.

*To make your own quick and easy breadcrumbs, simply toast bread until deep golden-brown, but not burnt, then blend the toast up in a food processor until you get breadcrumbs.

3. Place a pan on a medium to high heat with the coconut oil, then pan fry the burgers for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway.

4. To make your vegan burger sauce, mix vegan mayonnaise, Sriricha and mustard in a bowl. Pop the patties into buns, top with caramelized onions, and smother with vegan burger sauce. Bliss.


Enjoy this beetroot burger recipe? Check out these 5 high-protein vegan meals you can make in 15 minutes for more vegan meal ideas, or why not check out our Avocado-Toast Pizza!

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Amount per serving

Calories 455kcal 99 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Protein 21g 42%

*Percentn Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie per day diet

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer is our editor and qualified AfN nutritionist. She loves hill walking and cycling, loathes bad science, and loves proving healthy eating doesn’t equal plain, boring, and a lifetime of hunger.