Veggie-packed Beef Burgers

You can make this large batch of delicious vegetable-packed burger patties and freeze what you don’t need for later.

They’re a great freezer standby and these sweet, moist burger patties will have the kids asking for more.

Veggie-packed beef burgers


18 large

Veggie-Packed Beef Burgers


Beef Patties

  • 2 kg Minced Beef
  • 1 large Onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium Zucchini finely grated
  • 1 large Carrot grated
  • 1 large Green Apple grated
  • 1 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

You Will Also Need

  • Burger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Condiments


  • Place all patty ingredients into a bowl and mix together well using your hands.
  • Form into burger patties and set aside the ones you need today. Place the remaining patties into resealable bags, separating each patty with baking paper.
  • Heat a grill or frying pan over medium heat and spray with cooking oil. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes per side. Do not overcook or they will be dry.
  • Place patties into burger buns with salad ingredients and add your favourite condiments.


  • You can easily halve this recipe but in the interest of having a second meal easily ready we opted to double the meat quantity. We doubt you want half an onion and carrot hanging around.
  • You can add 2 tsp of chilli flakes to this recipe for a bit of kick but be careful when serving these to children.
  • If you are looking for a gourmet version of these burgers then you can place a ball of cream cheese and chives mix into the centre of each patty and cook as per our instructions.
  • You can skip using these as burgers and roll them into meatballs if you like. They are perfect meatball served with tomato and sweet chilli sauces.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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