As always, fry up the onion and garlic. Let cool for a bit. You can add them raw as well, I just prefer the texture when they’re pre-cooked.
Mash/mix the beans using a food processor, mixer or just your hands (get it, son). As long as you end up with a gooey mush. Add the grated beetroots (uncooked) together with the rest of the ingredients.
Adjust the amount of breadcrumbs to make the mush stick together. The consistency is crucial, especially if you decide to skip the egg.
Form little patties in preferred sized and fry off in a pan. Get your hands in there, it’s easier. If the mush sticks to you hands, rinse them quickly with cold water in between patties.
I served these little nuggets with oven roasted potatoes, kale salad and a tahini dressing.