BEET BURGERS

2 cups grated beets (about 3/4 pound)
2 cups grated carrots (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
2 large free-range eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup grated onion (about 1 medium)
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 to 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Ground red pepper (cayenne), to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a rimmed baking sheet. Combine beets, carrots, rice, cheese, sunflower seeds, eggs, sesame seeds, onion, oil, flour, parsley, garlic, soy sauce, and red pepper. Form mixture into patties and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until firm and vegetables are cooked through.

(from America’s Small Farms, by Joanne Lamb Hayes and Lori Stein)

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