Unfortunately, as I was making them, it became very clear that there was no way that the mixture had would work as a burger… I suspect it was too little meat and too much beet. It just kept falling apart.
Thinking on my feet, I decided to turn it into a meatloaf (because I often add veggies to meatloaf to add extra moisture and nutrition) and what else could I call it but a Beet-loaf….
Let me tell you, this was absolutely wonderful! The beets added a slightly sweet earthy quality to the grass-fed ground beef. They also kept it deliciously moist. It is also a good way to get extra veggies in your diet – perfect if you are feeding a picky eater… just don’t tell them that there are beets in there! Having said that, my kids LOVE beets, so were thrilled to know that this was called a “beet-loaf”…
This was served with a celeriac mash, gravy (leftover from Thanksgiving and frozen) and steamed broccoli.
There were no leftovers!
- 2lb grass-fed ground beef
- 3 large beets – grated
- 1 onion – finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic – crushed
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary – removed from the stalk and chopped
- 1½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp fresh oregano – chopped
Basically you are going to dump everything into a large bowl and mix it all together. Get it nice and evenly mixed and then pack it into a loaf-tin (I use silicone ones)
Bake in a 190°C/350°F oven for around 45 minutes until it is cooked.
Cut into large chunks and serve with mash, gravy and a green veg of your choice…
Comfort food at it’s best….