Grass Fed Beef and Veggie Burgers
These burgers are sort of a cross between a real burger and a veggie burger. The veggies allow you to use less meat, plus they add extra nutrients and help flavour the burgers and keep them super juicy. Win win!
Serves 8 burgers
Prep time 10
Cook time 25 mins
- 1.5 pounds grass fed ground beef
- 2 medium carrots, peeled
- 2 medium courgette
- 3-4 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Black pepper
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Grate carrots and courgettes into a mixing bowl.
- Mince garlic and finely chop parsley.
- Melt half of the coconut oil into a hot pan and add garlic, carrots, courgettes, salt, and pepper.
- Sauté for about 2 minutes, add parsley, and continue to cook for several more minutes until vegetables have softened.
- Combine cooked vegetables with ground beef and add grated parmesan (if using).
- Mix to combine and form into patties.
- Add the remaining oil back to the pan, and cook over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes each side (or grill over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side).
- Serve on grilled sweet potato rounds* or hamburger buns and top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, sprouts, etc.
*To make grilled sweet potato rounds, peel and then slice it into ¼ inch thick rounds. Brush with oil and grill over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes per side.
Tips for getting that perfect burger patty:
- Divide the meat mix in half.
- Then divide those two halves in half.
- Then divide those 4 quarters in half again. That will help you keep all the patties roughly the same size.
- Don’t over mix the beef. You want to get all the veggies and cheese spread throughout, but mixing too much will leave you with a burger brick that’s not ideal texture-wise.
- Form the patty into a disk, and then press a little indent into the middle. This will help your burgers stay flat and not puff up like a weird meatball when you cook them.
- Don’t overcook. Grass fed beef is best when it’s not overdone (partly because it’s naturally lower in fat).