Veggie Packed Beef Patties

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Sneaking veggies in when you can is a great way to get more nutrition into your body, especially for children.  Yes, you should still serve vegetables bold and proud on everyone's plate, but sneakily adding in a few here and there is a great option too. 


These beef patties are great to use in burgers, or have them like we did - served with a big salad on the side.  Topping with a egg is also another great idea.​

Makes 6 large patties



  • 500g of beef mince

  • 1 small onion, peeled

  • 1 carrot

  • 1 courgette

  • 1 garlic clove (minced or finely diced)

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)


  1. Grate the onion, carrot and courgette, put into a clean tea towel and squeeze as much liquid out as you can.

  2. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix until just combined.

  3. Make 6 large round balls of the mixture and flatten to make patties.

  4. Gently poke your thumb into the middle of each pattie to make an indent which will stop them from shrinking.

  5. Place into a oiled and heated frying pan (cast iron is best and cook with coconut or avocado oil) or cook on a BBQ.

  6. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for a further 3 to 4 minutes on the other side until cooked through (try not to burn them, as I did!).

  7. Serve straight away