Nourishing Pantry Burger

By | August 10, 2016

The best thing about this recipe is that everyone can help themselves.  Simply pile a plate with toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, beetroot etc.  Make the meat patties and serve with bread rolls or in lettuce cups for a bunless option.



500gm Beef mince, you need a little fat and grass fed is great if you can get it

1 onion, finely diced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 TBSP. Worcester sauce

1 TBSP. Tomato sauce

1 tsp ground cumin

Small zucchini, grated (this helps keep the burger moist)

Medium carrot, grated

1 egg, lightly beaten

Salt and pepper to taste



Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Divide the mixture into four patties, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the ingredients to firm up.  Heat the BBQ or a pan over a medium high heat.  Make a thumbprint in the middle of each patty, this helps the patties retain their shape and cook evenly.  Cook each patty for about 3 minutes on the first side and 2 on the second.

If you want delicious melted cheese on top, add a slice of cheese on each burger then cover the pan with a lid, this allows the cheese to melt using steam for a perfect result every time.

Call the family to the table and let the assembling begin. Relax and enjoy.

Optional extra: Serve with oven wedges or make your own by slicing sweet potatoes into wedges, toss with olive oil and salt and bake at 200 degrees for 40 minutes


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