Hidden Veggies Beef Burgers - Making kid food healthier

Hidden Veggies Beef Burgers - Making kid food healthier

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Beef burgers with hidden veggies – serve with more vegetables to turn this kid favourite dish into something healthier. 

Moving to Australia has dramatically changed our life, the main change being how much of our time is spent outdoors. Days are packed with park visits, beach visits, walks or lazy days in the garden. With this shift in lifestyle our eating/cooking habits have changed quite a bit too. We have more picnics and definitely eat more BBQs.

We have been trying to experiment with the foods we cook on the BBQ and experiment with a range of different meats, fish/seafood and lots of different veggies. Despite this, the boys still request burgers nearly every time we mention the word BBQ. So, in an attempt to make it a little healthier, I have started grating different veggies and mixing them into the burger mix to make these hidden veggies beef burgers. Of course you don’t need to make these on the BBQ, they are great in a frying pan too.

I am all for hidden veggies but I also think it is important to serve sides of vegetables with every meal too. These burgers contain zucchini (courgette), onion and carrots and I usually serve them along with a side salad or in a bun packed with other delicious vegetables. Pictured, I served the burgers in a bun spread with avocado and topped with lettuce, tomato and beetroot. To add a further veggie hit I served them with some carrot and sweet potato fries.

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Hidden Veggies Beef BurgersHidden veggies Beef burgers are a kids meal made healthier. Serve with more veggies and veggie fries to make this an even healthier kids meal

Course Main Course

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 6 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion (grated)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
Read the whole recipe on Feeding Finn