Introducing the Goaty McBeet Burger

Gentle readers, on occasion, dinner is more about marketing than dinner. When not using her alternate identity, the Practical Cook is a practical marketing professional. She has found the skills are most useful in both parenting and cooking. If you think you’re a beet hater, let me introduce you to the Goaty McBeet Burger, no longer a loathed root, but now a proud vibrant part of the cheese-bun tradition.

Goaty McBeet Burger with Slaw

Goaty McBeet Burger with Slaw

Goaty McBeet Burger Recipe

Squeaky Clean Beets

Squeaky Clean Beets

Slice the Beet!

Slice the Beet!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Scrub and peel 3 or 4 small to medium-sized beets. Slice in 1/ 4 inch slices. Put a large piece of foil on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and arrange beets in a single layer, turning over to coat with oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dill (fresh or dried works fine). Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until beets are soft.

Beets Oiled Up for Roasting

Beets Oiled Up for Roasting

Sweet Roasted Beets

Sweet Roasted Beets

Create your scarlet wonder by layering beets and goat cheese on a bun. Top with slaw (may I recommend Extremely Practical Slaw?). Voila, you’ve got borscht deconstructed, in a convenient hand-held application. (Sorry, my marketing brain just kicked in again.)

Goaty McBeet Burger, Open Face

Goaty McBeet Burger, Open Face

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7 responses to “Introducing the Goaty McBeet Burger

  1. Marianne

    This looks delish! A nice change from my usual beet salad. I LOVE beets, in spite of the high clothing casualty rate

    • The Practical Cook

      I actually dressed myself and the kids in beet-colored clothing to eat the Goaty McBeet Burgers!!

  2. Joan

    Choice number 4 for the poll – “Beets…meh?” But still, anything in sandwich form is fine by me. 🙂

  3. what a great idea! I was thinking about making a mixed green salad with roasted beets and fried goat cheese. never thought that you could make a sandwich out of that!

    • The Practical Cook

      Thank you and nicely put! It is truly the traditional beets plus goat plus green stuff, sandwich style!

  4. Pingback: One Ingredient, Three Ways: Just Beet It! | The Practical Cook

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