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.

Enjoy x

*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).