Vege Beef Burger

2010 September 30

We were on NO RICE diet (kidding… how can Asians afford living without consuming rice for a long time). Nathan seems to favor cheese burger from the junk food outlet lately, so I thought of making the healthier version at home.

I prepared all the ingredients in the afternoon while the baby was asleep and Nathan was watching his favourite TV show. I called my husband at work to buy some frozen chips from the supermarket on his way home to compliment my burger. I wanted to make the chips from scratch as well. I just didn’t have the time to make them. Well, there is always next time. I’ll save them for my next posted recipe like Fish and Chips (Australia Day maybe ;) ).

This is my favourite burger patties creation so far. I did post burger patties last year. This time, I add shredded fresh wholemeal bread and parley. They are much nicer, moist, tender and juicy this time.


  • 500 gr lean beef mince
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, mince
  • a handful of mince parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to your preferences
  • cracked of fresh black pepper
  • oil for grilling
  • burger buns
  • cheddar cheese
  • slices of tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • mushrooms, slices
  • onions, slices
  • tomato sauce


  1. Using hand, mix beef mince, carrot, zucchini, onion, garlic, parsley, egg, wholemeal bread, salt, and pepper in bowl until well combined. Shape them into balls and refrigerate to firm the shape.
  2. Using a non stick pan, toast the buns slightly.
  3. Take one meat ball and flatten them slightly to a round shape.
  4. Still using the same pan, add little olive oil to the pan and grill the burger patties about 3 minutes on each side or depend on the thickness of your meat. Take out the meat patties and set aside.
  5. Add onion and mushrooms slices and cook it until caramelized. The mushrooms slices will be ready before the onions.
  6. Build your burger as soon as all the items ready so that your cheddar could melt slightly.

Culinary tradition: American

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