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Beef and Zucchini Burgers

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4


  • 500 g (1.1 lb) beef mince
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini finely grated and excess moisture squeezed out
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • olive or coconut oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until well incorporated, using your hands makes the task easier.
  • Divide mixture into 8 even-sized sections. Roll each portion into a ball then form into a patty.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil in a large frying pan until moderately hot.
  • Cook over medium heat for 6 - 7 minutes on each side. Leave to rest for a couple of minutes then serve.


To freeze:  Make the recipe up to the point of cooking.  Place the formed patties into an airtight container, separating them with freezer-wrap, and freeze for up to 3 months.