Meat & Veggie Burgers

Mar 21, 2023

 by Beth Conley

🍔We’re always looking for more ways to sneak veggies into our diet… and this recipe gets the job done!


And if you have any picky eaters in your home, you won’t hear any complaints! (TIP: don’t tell them about the veggies unless they ask first 😉).


You can use your choice of ground meat: turkey, chicken, beef, bison, etc.


Meat & Veggie Burgers

(serves 4 to 6)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 small zucchini, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ tsp sea salt

  • Sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 lb (455 g) ground turkey or beef

  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan (optional)


Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, zucchini, garlic, salt, and pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes, until they start to soften, add the parsley, and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the parsley wilts. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.


In a large bowl, combine the ground meat and the veggies (plus the cheese if you are using it). Mix just enough to evenly distribute the veggies. 


Form into 4-6 patties (depending on your serving size). Place the patties in the pan and cook and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until it reaches your desired doneness.


Serve with a salad and/or your favorite whole-grain bun.