Beef & Rosemary Burgers
These patties are amazing. Juicy, packed with flavour and all round YUM!
I would encourage you to buy premium beef mince. We used an organic grass-fed beef mince sourced locally which was just delicious. Mixed with plenty of herbs and bound only with ground almonds and a free-range egg, they couldn’t be easier. They are perfect for gluten-free folk also.
I served our burgers with roasted beetroot hummus, avocado and fresh lettuce from the garden but you could choose to fill your burgers with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Try nutrient dense foods like preserved beetroot, grated carrot, sliced tomatoes or baked mushrooms. I also like to serve our burgers with a side of kale chips or roasted carrot chips to amp up the vegetables even more!
Homemade burgers are one of the tastiest, easiest meals you can teach your children and the youth of today so don’t waste any time – time to get your healthy burger on!
Beef & Rosemary Burgers - Makes 6 patties
500g premium beef mine
2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
2 stalks of fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped
Dried Oregano, two shakes
Dried chilli flakes, two shakes (optional)
~1/2 cup ground almonds (more or less if needed)
1 free-range egg
Coarse iodised sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbspn olive oil
Mayonnaise, avocado, lettuce, parsley and roasted beetroot hummus or other vegetables of your choice
Gluten-free toast/wholegrain bun. If you aren’t gluten-free, just use a regular wholegrain bun or toast
Optional extras: 1 fried egg and 1 slice of cheese per person or grated Parmesan cheese
Kale chips or roasted carrot chips
Place the beef, garlic, herbs, ground almonds, egg, salt and pepper into a large bowl and mix together with a spoon or your hands. Hands are better but just make sure you give them a good wash before and after!
Form the mixture into 6 large patties and place on a plate. Cover in cling film and set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Meanwhile prepare or gather the fillings and accompaniments (sliced avocado, lettuce, hummus, mayonnaise) and place them on a large platter or wooden board.
When you’re ready to cook, remove the patties from the fridge and bring them to room temperature. Heat the olive oil in an oven-proof pan. Once the pan is hot enough, place the patties into the pan and brown on each side for 3-4 minutes.
Place the pan into the oven and cook for ~5 minutes or until the patties are just cooked through and then juice runs clear (but not overcooked!).
If you are adding an egg to your burger, cook one egg per person in a separate pan while the patties are finishing in the oven.
Assemble and enjoy!
Gluten-Free (check mayonnaise and ensure toast/bun is gluten-free)