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Recipe makes 8 patties


  • 500g premium lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • 1⁄2 beetroot, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder (cumin, coriander, chilli)
  • 3 egg whites

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Form into 8 patties.
3. Heat a heavy-based frying pan until hot and brown the patties on both sides. Place on a baking tray.
4. Bake for 4–5 minutes. Then its a matter of building up your burger with the Awesome Sauce.

I love to use wholemeal buns, crunchy iceberg lettuce, mustard, gherkins and homemade tomato sauce.


Mike’s Awesome Sauce

2 soft boiled eggs
4 Shallots sliced and sauteed
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of tomato puree
100ml vege stock
60mls of Olive oil
2 gherkins, finely chopped

  1. Boil the eggs in boiling water for 5 minutes exactly, then run under water until cold. Peel carefully
  2. Place the eggs, shallots, puree and stock in a food processor. Process to combine. With the motor running, gradually add the oil to form an emulsion.
  3. Remove from the food processor and add gherkins. Set aside.