Burgerlicious Burgers

We all love a burger from time to time. But how about making your own healthy version. Yes healthy, using natural flavours, healthy fats and lean meat. If your a Vegetarian or vegan you can use meat substitutes such as beans, lentils or chickpeas.

This is a simple recipe where you can choose to change the spices or omit flavours depending on your liking. This is an idea of how to make a simple burger. If your like me and miss the flavour of a Big mac, there are many Greek yoghurt based recipes available online or my Instagram that gives you the same big Mac taste! Or simply use a mustard, chili or another yoghurt based dressing. Easy!


  • 500g lean minced beef (or preferred meat)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1/3 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Mexican spice
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (blend rolled oats if you can)
  • 1 tbsp salt reduced tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Flour on a plate to dust burgers.


Place mince in a large bowl

Peel and grate carrot and add to the mince bowl.

Cut, dice and ground ingredients as listed.

Add wet ingredients and spices.

Add your egg to the bowl.

With a large spatula or metal spoon, mix through ingredients thoroughly. It should be a thick sticky mixture.

If you like more of a smooth textured hamburger, use a food processor to mix together. If you prefer a rissole texture, simply mix with your spoon.

With clean dry hands, roll mixture into 8 balls and flatten.

Add some extra olive oil to a pan and heat.

Place burgers on flour to coat both sides before adding to hot pan.

Turn down heat and add your burgers.

Using an egg flip, flatten burgers further if you need.

Cook for a couple minutes each side or until fully cooked through the middle and not pink.

Serve in buns or bread or alongside your salad or vegetables.

I often home make sweet potato or white potato chips and wedges in the air fryer to go with my burgers as my children love it as their healthy treat for dinner.

Don’t forget to check out my Instagram @lnormanfitandfoodie for healthy sauce recipes or through this website.

As the saying goes, “I’m into fitness, fitness that whole burger into my mouth!”

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