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Homemade Burgers


  • 500g lean mince
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 slices bread, grated in to fine crumbs (or use ¼ cup rolled oats)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • hamburger buns or bread rolls


  1. Combine mince, onion, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and beaten egg. Shape into 4-5 patties.  These can be frozen for later use, or cook immediately.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium- high heat. Spray with oil, then cook patties till completely cooked through the middle, flipping once.
  3. Serve on burger buns or bread rolls with a variety of fillings:

Suggested fillings

  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomato
  • Avocado
  • Grated carrot
  • Sliced beetroot
  • Capsicum rings
  • Red onions

Challenge the whanau to create the tastiest burger!

Serve with homemade potato or kumara wedges or oven fries.

So much cheaper and tastier than anything you’ll find from a takeaway shop!

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