Healthy Homemade Burgers

Recipe of the Week
By Family Editorial Board

Enjoy and do not forget to share your food with those in need.

Your kids will enjoy their favorite kind of sandwiches with a homemade flavor. The burgers are very easy to prepare and you can use minced beef, chicken, turkey or even fish.


Makes: 2 large or 3-4 smaller burgers

  • 1 diced onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon oil, vegetable or olive
  • 1 slice bread, crust is best or 2 slices of small loaf
  • 250g minced  beef
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • grind of pepper to taste
  • Preparation method


1. Cook off the onion on a med-low heat in the oil until soft. (Nothing worse than crunchy uncooked onions in burgers)

2. Put the bread slice/s into the food processor and whiz up to fine crumbs.

3. Add onion, soy sauce and Worcester sauce into the food processor and blend for a minute or two, just to combine (or to further chop onion if you like).

4. Pre-heat your pan (add a good brush of oil) or grill (medium-low setting).

5. Add your mince to the food processor and blend for a minute. Open and add a good grind of pepper (or other alternative seasonings). Continue blending for a minute or two.

6. The messy bit: Remove mixture onto a chopping board and cut in half (or more if desired). Roll each amount into a ball in your hands (the mixture is very tacky right now), then flatten, and shape by pressing out to about 1.5-2cm deep. This will make 2 very big burgers.

7. Place in the preheated pan and cook for about 5 minutes before turning over. You need to let it form a golden crust and seal one side before you turn it to the second side. Cook for about 5 minutes on the other side. Turn over again, cooking both sides again for a minute or two.

8. Now! Serve with vegetable rice or homemade wedges, chips, salad... whatever you like.


  • If making more burgers with this mixture, reduce the cooking time for each side by making a golden brown crust on each side.
  • Adjust the soy sauce or Worcester sauce levels to your liking.
  • You might also cook off some chili with the onion or add chili powder or other herbs to suit the meat you are using.
  • You can try these in the oven with an ovenproof dish, 200 C / Gas 6 and 20-25 minutes should do it, turning once.
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