Spiced Beef Carrot Burger

Spiced beef and carrot burgers

Category: Main meal | Serves: 4 (8 burgers)

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes


450g (1lb) good-quality lean or extra-lean minced beef

2 small carrots (about 140g/5oz total weight), coarsely grated

85g (3oz) mushrooms, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

55g (2oz) fresh wholemeal or white breadcrumbs

2 tablespoon tomato puree

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon hot chilli powder

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Preheat grill to medium. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well.
  2. Using your hands, shape mixture into 8 round flat burgers, each about 1cm (1/2in) thick. Place on rack in grill pan; grill for about 20 minutes until burgers are cooked to your liking, turning once or twice. (Don’t grill burgers too close to the heat – position about 8cm/3 1/4in from heat.) Serve in baps with salad and relish.


  • Substitute lean minced pork or lamb for the minced beef, if desired. Use 1 courgette in place of carrots, if desired.

To freeze: Make burgers as directed; freeze before cooking. Wrap individually, label and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, defrost completely, then grill as directed.

Nutritional information

Spiced Beef Carrot Burger