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cooking Beef, Carrot and Apple Burgers with Sweet Potato and Fengreek Wedges

April 04, 2012

Who says burgers have to be banished into the ‘indulgent’ category? My burgers are quick, tasty, and bloomin’ healthy. By incorporating grated carrots and apple into the mince, you give a sweetness and more characterful flavour to the patties. For the burgers you will need:

  • 500g Lean beef mince
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 2 grated apples
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Salt and Pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and chill for ten minutes in the fridge, this will enable easier patty making control.

Form the meat in to balls and squash down to form burgers.

Lightly fry in a little vegetable oil.

If your going for these healthy burgers, go for healthy wedges too. Sweet potato wedges are ideal. Scrub your sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges, length-ways. Drizzle with a little olive oil and a generous handful of salt (this draws out the moisture making them crispier and tastier). Sprinkle a little and ground fenugreek over the top and bake for about 20-30 mins on 180oc.

I served these burgers with a spicy red slaw and quick pickled cucumber relish.

Ribbons of cucumber in fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, chili, sesame and basil.

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