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Beef & Vegetable Burgers

Your basic beef burger with a little extra colour. The biggest decision you'll have to make is which side you're on - pineapple or no pineapple?

25 mins
13 ingredients
$4 / person
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Beef & Vegetable Burgers


Serves = 4

  • 4 whole-grain rolls, sliced in half
  • 600g lean beef mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 slices pineapple, in juice, drained
  • 150g sliced beetroot, drained
  • 1 cup lettuce leaves
  • 4 tbsn (1 tbsn per burger) salt/sugar reduced tomato or BBQ sauce

It’s this easy

  • Preheat the BBQ or frying pan on a medium-high heat. If you don’t have a BBQ or frying pan you can cook the burgers in the oven or on a sandwich press
  • In a medium bowl, mix together lean mince, crushed garlic, cumin, egg, zucchini and carrot
  • Divide the mixture into four and shape each into a burger patty
  • Heat a little olive oil on the BBQ and cook patties on each side until browned (approx. 5 mins each side). They’re done when the inside of the patty is no longer pink.
  • Toast buns and add approx. 1 tbsn of your preferred sauce to each
  • Layer burger patty, sliced beetroot, pineapple, tomatoes and lettuce on toasted bun
  • Enjoy!


  • Use spinach leaves instead of lettuce for an extra boost of iron
  • Try substituting half the mince for a can of lentils


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (2240kJ)
  • Protein (45.8g)
  • Total fat (17.1g)
  • Saturated fat (6.4g)
  • Carbohydrates (44.3g); Starch (27.4g), Sugars (16.9g), Added sugars (1.1g), Free sugars (1.1g)
  • Dietary fibre (10.0g)
  • Sodium (743mg)
  • Calcium (180mg)
  • Iron (7.3mg)


Contains: Gluten, Sesame, Soy, Wheat, Eggs, FODMAPs.
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