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Everyone has their favourite burger, so it’s important to have plenty of toppings available for everyone to make their own combination. These two recipes give you solutions for delicious, flavoursome patties. Use top-quality ingredients, flavour well and grill on a very hot barbecue or in a hot pan for best results. We served these on split white burger buns, ciabatta rolls and pita bread.But the choice is yours.
<b>Prep:</b> 10 mins Prep: 10 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 15 mins Cook: 15 mins
Serves 6-8 Serves 6-8
Low Fat Low Fat
Good source of iron Good source of iron
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Beef Burger

  • 500g Quality Mark beef mince
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • handful fresh herbs, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard

Lamb and Spinach Burger

  • 400g lamb mince
  • 40g pine nuts
  • 40g fresh spinach
  • handful fresh herbs, chopped

Suggested fillings

  • Wholegrain or American mustard
  • Tomato sauce
  • Sliced gherkins
  • Pineapple rings
  • Sliced beetroot
  • Your favourite chutney
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Sliced cheese: Cheddar, Gruyère, Blue, Feta
  • Coleslaw
  • Lettuce or rocket leaves
  • Tomatoes


In a large bowl, gently mix together the ingredients for your chosen burger. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape into patties of similar size and thickness (about 2 cm thickness). Dust lightly with flour to prevent sticking. Cook on a very hot grill for 8–10 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. For a cheese topping, add a thin slice to the top of a patty during the last minutes of grilling. Serve on toasted buns, with all your favourite fillings.

An extract from Minced with photography by Alan Gillard. Published by Penguin Group NZ. Copyright © Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander, 2010. RRP $35.00. Available at all good booksellers nationwide.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving*

Serving size: 85g
Energy kJ (kcal) 569 (136)
Protein (g) 15.8
Fat (g) 4.1
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 8.8
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 164
Iron (mg) 2.7
Zinc (mg) 2.8
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.7
Vitamin D (ug) NA
Selenium (ug) 3.5

*Per each beef patty.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 4 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5
Yummy patties which held together nicely despite not being bound with egg. Went down a treat with the kids.
Posted by EJ 2019-05-09 19:10:32
Yum!!! Great addition with the mustard. A favourite in this household - first made them Sunday on World Burger Day and making them again tonight. Used flat leaf parsley as our herb cos so much growing in the garden. Will be using this recipe from now on for burger patties.
Posted by Kirsten 2017-05-30 19:40:06
Anything...e.g., thyme and parsley, or rosemary, or basil. Just whatever you have, I imagine. Just google what herbs go well with beef, if you really can't think of anything.
Posted by michaela taylor 2014-08-14 11:13:27
the recipe says a handful of fresh herbs, like what herbs?
Posted by dale wadek 2014-08-14 11:13:08




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