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Beef and Beetroot Burgers

Serves  6-8
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

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This recipe is also a part of our Beef Recipe Collection. 



  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped in half
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped into four
  • 1 can beetroot or packet of vacuum-packed beetroot
  • 2 slices wholegrain bread (or ½ cup breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 Tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce (optional)
  • Oil for cooking
View the method
  1. Put the normal chopping blade into your food processor and place the onion, carrot, and bread into the food processor bowl, pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Add the beetroot to the food processor (dry the beetroot with a paper towel before adding it in and if you are using canned beetroot, rinse it thoroughly then dry). Pulse together with the other ingredients until it’s chopped into small pieces.
  3. Place the mince into a large bowl and add the chopped vegetables, then add the egg, mustard, ketchup, horseradish (if using) and mix together.
  4. Make the mixture into 6-8 patties then fry them in a little oil in a non-stick pan until browned on both sides and cooked through.

To serve: Burger bun, lettuce, cheese, tomato, gherkins, or any of your favourite burger toppings

Recipe by NZ Registered Nutritionist Claire Turnbull, Director of Mission Nutrition



  • The mixture will be slightly softer than a normal burger mix that is just made with mince, but if it is too soft, add another ½-¾ cup of breadcrumbs or a few tablespoons of oats.


  • Can I cook these burgers on the grill?
    Yes! They can be cooked on the grill just like you would a beef patty, and paired with the potato skewers you have a perfect, easy barbecue dinner!

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