Healthy Beef Burger Patties (with hidden vegetables)

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This is a quick and easy mid-week recipe. It's great for meal prep as the patties will freeze or keep in the fridge for a few days. 

During the week, I like to keep meals super convenient - but also healthy. 

If you follow me on Instagram stories, you notice I can't stop blending vegetables into my food. It just saves me so much time because I don't have to chop anything. Thank goodness.  

For this recipe, you just throw almost all the ingredients into the food processor, then combine with the last three items.

Blending veg is a great way to sneak it in. The more veg you sneak in, the further your grocery budget stretches and the more vegetables you eat. 

For parents: This is a great recipe for kids. 

If your kids don't like seeing green or red in the mix, leave out the herbs (and chillies). You can up the amount of mushrooms or add another small onion, or some zucchini. Blend it up good and proper and they won't know. 

You can eat these patties in a burger, if you like. I personally love to have these with potatoes and salad. Seeing as the oven is already on, I figure you may as well put another tray of vegetables into the oven so it's all be ready at the same time. No extra prep needed. 

I eat about 3 patties per sitting, but it depends on how hungry you are! Always listen to your hunger. 

You can see in the photos I ate mine with sweet potato fries, rocket with chopped tomatoes and balsamic glaze. Easy!

These patties would be great with my curly sweet potato fries, baked sweet potato or smashed garlic sweet potato bites

I hope you enjoy this simple mid-week and family-friendly recipe :) 

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Healthy Beef Burger Patties (with hidden veg)

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

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.