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Healthy Burger
  • 400g lean beef mince
  • small brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 4 wholegrain bread rolls, sliced in half
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 slices beetroot (tinned)
  • 4 slices low fat cheddar cheese or 50g grated low fat cheese
  • 8 leaves of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of chutney or relish
  1. Place beef mince, onion, carrot, zucchini and herbs with egg in large bowl. Gently combine and shape into four hamburgers.
  2. Preheat BBQ or grill on medium high heat. Brush both sides of the hamburger with oil and cook for 4 – 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  3. Place lettuce, tomato, beetroot and carrot on bottom half of bread roll, top with hamburger, cheese and chutney or relish and top half of bread roll.


  • Herbs and Spice variations might include, thyme, oregano, chili, rosemary, parsley and basil and garlic
  • Minced chicken or lamb can be used instead of beef
  • Burgers may be cooked in the oven or on the BBQ

Storage Suggestions

  • Cooked meat patties may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freezer for up to 3 months.

Equipment List

  • Chopping board
  • large knife
  • Grater
  • Large bowl
  • Tongs
  • Grill or BBQ

Nutrition Information

407g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1737kJ 427kJ
Protein 37.0g 9.1g
Fat, total 15.5g 3.8g
— Saturated 4.9g 1.2g
Carbohydrate 27.2g 6.7g
— Sugars 13.6g 3.3g
Fibre 8.9g 2.2g
Sodium 583mg 143mg