Sometimes you just can’t beat a succulent beefburger so make this healthier version of a fast food favourite.
Serves: 6
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 450g pack extra-lean minced beef (less than 5% fat)
    • 1 medium carrot, about 100g (3½ oz), peeled and coarsely grated
    • 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely grated
    • 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce

To serve:

    • 6 white muffins
    • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, thickly sliced
    • A few lettuce leaves
    • 6 small gherkins, halved
    • Bamboo skewers


    1. Mix the minced beef, grated carrot and onion, chopped parsley, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Shape the mixture into 6 burgers. Chill for at least 10 mins, or longer if you like.
    1. Set the grill/griddle to medium. Split each muffin in half and place under the grill or on the griddle to toast them lightly on both sides.
    1. Grill the burgers for 3-4 mins on each side, until cooked through.
    1. Put a slice of tomato on 6 of the muffin halves, then arrange a few lettuce leaves on top, and then a burger. Place the other half of the muffin on top. Hold each burger together with a bamboo skewer, which has a halved gherkin on it.


Nutritional information per portion

fat 8.0g saturates 3.0g calories 242(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.