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