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The Ultimate Burger

Everybody loves a burger – and this recipe caters for all tastes because it features recipes for beef and vegetable patties.

Have a crowd-pleasing dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 milk burger buns, halved
  • 2 zucchini, halved crossways then cut into thin slices lengthways
  • 75g feta cheese
  • Baby spinach leaves or rocket (arugula) leaves, to serve
  • Tomato relish, to serve

Veggie burger patties

  • 2 x 400g tins kidney beans, drained well
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • 100g walnuts, finely chopped
  • 50g flour, as buckwheat or chickpea flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped basil or flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 75g feta cheese

Beef burger patties

  • 400 g (14 oz) tin kidney beans, drained well (and not rinsed)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed
  • 50g (3 1/2 oz) walnut pieces, finely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, coarsely grated (optional), squeeze out excess liquid
  • 300g beef mince
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. To make the burger patties, add the kidney beans to a large bowl and roughly mash with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and season with freshly ground black pepper. Using your hands, mix the mixture for about 1 minute until very well combined. Shape the mixture into 4 patties about 2.5 cm (1 in) thick.
  2. Preheat the grill to high and line an oven tray with foil.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the burger patties for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the cut-side of the buns under the grill for 1-2 minutes until golden. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add the zucchini to the lined tray. Crumble over the feta. Grill the zucchini for 5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender and the feta is lightly golden.
  6. Serve the burgers in the buns with the leaves, zucchini and feta slices and tomato relish.

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Recipe supplied by Nutrition Australia Vic Division.

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Last updated: February 21, 2019 at: 2:54 pm

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