Whether you’re throwing them on a barbecue grill or pan-frying in a skillet, these gorgeous beetroot, rosemary and beef burgers offer up a lot of flavour on the budget. Served with a side of fennel and cucumber salad, this becomes a quick and easy meal that is guaranteed to impress.
I used raw beets but you could grate pre-cooked beetroot instead, however, I think it would make the mixture a little moister. Grated carrots can also be used, which is especially good if you’re trying to sneak in more veggies for the kids. A combination of pork and beef mince can be used as well.
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For beef patties
- ½ medium brown onion finely diced
- 1 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
- 500 g beef mince 1.1 lbs.
- 1 medium raw beetroot peeled and finely grated
- 2 garlic cloves grated or finely diced
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary about 2 sprigs
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Ghee or coconut oil for frying
Fennel & cucumber salad
- 1 large fennel bulb thinly sliced
- 1 medium cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or Apple Cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon or wholegrain mustard
- Pinch of sea salt and black ground pepper
- 1 avocado on the side, sliced (optional)
- Over medium heat, sauté the onion in ghee or olive for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
- Combine the cooked onion with the rest of the beef patties ingredients in a large mixing bowl and work through with your hands until well incorporated. Roll and mould into small patties.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil in large frying pan until medium hot. Cook patties over medium heat, for 6 minutes on each side. Avoid high heat as the beetroot will caramelise and can easily burn. Set aside for a couple of minutes before serving.
- While the burgers are cooking prepare the side salad by combining all ingredients together.
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