Swedish Beef Burger with Beets and Capers – Biff à la Lindström

History said, that this Sweden recipe originally from the Russian cuisine, but I met beef and beet together only in borsht. Anyway, this recipe has author – Henrik Lindström, who had been born and raised in a Swedish family in St. Petersburg, Russia. I mixed couple known recipes and made this tasty burgers. Swedish sites recommend to serve it with fried eggs. Some add chopped potatoes into beef mix and/or anchovy, some – serve it in Swedish rye bread. Smaklig måltid!


Yield 4 servings (2 burgers + 1 fried egg)

1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup water
2 egg yolks
1/2 medium onion
5 oz. pickled beets with juice (I used boiled beets and splash of red vinegar)
3 tbsp. capers
salt, white pepper

4 egg for serving
Boiled potato
Lingonberry preserves

Finely chop the onion, sauté it in preheated sprayed pan about 3-4 minutes until soft. Cut the beets into small cubes, chop capers.

Mix the ground beef with the egg yolks, water, salt and pepper. Add onion, capers and beets with some juice.

Divide beef mix in 8 balls. Shape each into small round patties. Cook  beef patties golden brown on both sides about 4 minutes per side.

Fry eggs, serve on top of putties with boiled potato, if using.

1 serving (2 putties with 1 fried egg) is about 245 calories

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