• Better-for-you-burgers

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    Prep: 30 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 4
    by Lemon Squeezy
    61 recipes
    Healthy, cheap and easy to make


    • 500g lean minced beef (preferably 5% fat)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 bunch fresh parsley
    • 150g wholemeal breadcrumbs
    • 50ml milk
    • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan (optional)
    • 1 red onion
    • 1 clove garlic
    • A grating of nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)


    1. CHOP - Peel and finely chop the red onion or shallots. Peel and crush the garlic. Wash and chop the parsley. Make the breadcrumbs.
    2. MIX - Put the minced beef into a large mixing bowl and add the onion, garlic, parsley, egg, milk, nutmeg, chilli flakes and parmesan if using. Add most of the breadcrumbs, reserving a couple of tablespoons. Mix thoroughly.
    3. ROLL - To make the burgers, roll the mixture into portions the size of a tennis ball. Then press flat with your hands on a chopping board sprinkled with the reserved breadcrumbs. Keep the burgers in the fridge until ready to grill.
    4. GRILL - Brush the burgers with the olive oil and barbecue or grill for 6 minutes on each side, or a little longer if you prefer your burger well done.

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