4 fresh medium beets
2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
Mozzarella slices
Burger buns

Trim beet tops and root. Shred beets in food processor; transfer to bowl. Add basil, onions, eggs, salt, pepper, and mix. Mix in just enough flour to make mixture stick together. Form into 4-inch patties about 1/2-inch thick. (Don’t make too thick or centers won’t cook well.) Heat 1/4-inch of olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties 2-3 minutes on one side, until crispy. Turn, place mozzarella slice on top and fry 2-3 minutes more, until crispy. Place hot on bun; serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

(from Farm-Fresh Recipes by Janet Majure)

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