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Healthy Beef Burger Patties (with hidden veg)

15 Patties Servings

It’s so easy to sneak vegetables into mince. By blending in loads of veg, you’ll create a healthier meat pattie, save money and eat less meat. It’s a win-win! I love these with some baked potato (sweet or normal) and salad. See my ‘punched potatoes’ or ‘curly sweet potato fries’. You can also serve it in a burger with pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and a wholemeal bun.


  • 1 large brown onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 wholemeal bread roll (or 2 slices of bread)
  • 1-2 chillies (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, mint, coriander/cilantro)
  • 250g mushrooms
  • 500g mince
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs, free range


  • 1.Preheat oven to 200c/390F
  • 2.Place onion, garlic, bread, chillies, salt, mushrooms and herbs into a food processor. Blend until ‘mince like’ texture.
  • 3.Place in a mixing bowl. Add mince, Worcetershire sauce and eggs and mix. Roll and pat down gently into patties (about 2″/5cm in diameter)
  • 4.Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip. Return to oven for 5 minutes for the other side to brown.


Stale bread works best here. If I don’t have stale bread, I just leave the bread in the sun for a little bit to dry out. If not, just use it fresh. If you don’t have bread, you can use wholemeal breadcrumbs.
You don’t have to use beef for this recipe. Try other minced meats.
Use the herbs you love – skip the others. I personally just use what is in my fridge (or what I haven’t killed off yet in my herb garden).
If your kids don’t like colour things mixed into their food, skip the herbs and chillies. Add 50g more mushrooms.