Burgers are normally very well received by my little family. My husband Howard and son Ted love a burger and chips for dinner. Sadly, vegetables do not have the same warm welcome as meat and potatoes. Therefore, as a sneaky mum, I am always trying to find new ways to play hid the veggies. I think I have found a lot of ingenious ways to hid one of my favourite food groups. My top tip is to grate the veggies and no one will ever know.
In the past I have hidden the odd grated carrot or courgette in a burger. No one has ever realised the vegetable is in their meal. When I decided to hid three veggies, yes three, I had a hunch that between Howard and Ted one of them would notice. To my astonishment neither my husband nor my son said anything about what was in the burgers. They just happily ate them all and they enjoy them too.
If there are fussy eater in your home this is definitely the recipe you need. It one we will be enjoying again soon and we hope you will enjoy it too. Are you a parent of a fussy eater and do you play hid the veggies? If so, what vegetables do you hid and in what meals? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe.
- Small mixing bowl
- Large mixing bowl
- Chopping board
- Vegetable peeler
- Muslin cloth
- Baking tray
Ingredients for the burgers
- Beef x 500g
- Onion x 1
- Carrot x 1
- Courgette x 1
- Butternut squash x 1
- Egg x 1
- Flaxseed x 4 tbsp
- Dried oregano x 2 tsp
- Tomato puree x 2 tbsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
Method for the burgers
- Peel the onion then slice and dice it into small pieces.
- Set the onion aside.
- Now peel the carrot, courgette and butternut squash.
- Grate the carrot, courgette and butternut squash.
- Once both the vegetables have been grated put them into the muslin cloth.
- Fold the cloth around the vegetables and squeeze juice from the veggies.
- Once all or most of the juice is squeezed out set to one side.
- Put the mince or ground beef into a mixing bowl and dried oregano.
- Now add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Add the tomato puree and the egg.
- Put the squeezed veggies into the bowl as well.
- Add flaxseed and scrunch all these ingredients together with your hands.
- Once everything is well mixed together divide the mixture into four even parts.
- Now flatten the burger and make sure their is a dip in the middle of the burger.
- It will hopefully stop if from rising when in the oven.
- Now put the burgers into the fridge for a couple of hours or even overnight.
- Place the burgers onto a baking tray and put into the oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
- Then serve with chips and salad or beans.
Beef and Veggie Burgers were a huge hit in our house. As I mentioned earlier my husband Howard and son Ted didn’t notice the vegetables in this meal. Plus they really enjoyed these burgers. Personally, I think the veggies made the burgers a lot more juicy and sweet. The best part about these burgers is they can be made in advance of a meal. They can then be stored in the fridge or freezer until you want to eat them. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx