Burgers 3-2-1
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 2


  • 200 g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbs breadcrumbs
  • to taste pepper, to taste
  • spray olive or canola oil spray
  • 2 wholemeal or wholegrain rolls
  • 4 slice canned beetroot
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tbs salt-reduced tomato sauce, optional


  1. In a medium bowl, add the mince, the finely chopped quarter of the onion, half the grated carrot, the Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs and a good crack of pepper. Mix, and use hands to shape into two patties about 2 cm thick . Put in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to firm up.
  2. Meanwhile, heat up a frypan and or BBQ and spray with a little oil. Cook the sliced onions, stirring often, till golden (at least 5 minutes). Remove onions from the pan.
  3. Spray the pan with a little more oil and cook the patties for about 4 minutes each side, until nicely browned and cooked all the way through.
  4. Slice open the rolls and stack the patties, onions, tomato sauce and salad (including the leftover grated carrot) inside.

Variation: Make smaller patties and use dinner rolls or English muffins to make “slider” burgers.
  • recipe step image
    Ingredients for burgers
  • recipe step image
    Shape the burgers into 2 cm thick patties
Comment: *To make this dish seafood free, replace Worcestershire sauce with half soy sauce, half tomato sauce.

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Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

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Nutrition Information

per serve per 100g
Energy 2201 kJ 518 kJ
Protein 37 g 9 g
Fat, total 17 g 4 g
— saturated 5 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 48 g 11 g
— sugars 14 g 3 g
Sodium 785 mg 185 mg
Fibre 13 g 3 g