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Italian beef burger with balsamic onions

11 - 12
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Mix basil, garlic, semi-dried tomatoes and pine nuts into lean mince to make a burger that’s simply bellissimo!


Lean beef mince, raw

400 g

Dried breadcrumbs

17 g, (2 tbs)

Grated parmesan cheese

2 tbs

Semi-dried tomatoes

2 tbs, finely chopped

Pine nuts

2 tbs

Fresh basil

¼ cup(s)


1 clove(s), crushed


1 medium

Brown onion

2 medium, thinly sliced

Balsamic vinegar

1 tbs

Multigrain bread roll

4 medium, (50g each)


1 cup(s), (30g)

Beetroot, canned in brine, drained

8 slice(s)


1 medium, cut into thin ribbons

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Combine mince, breadcrumbs, cheese, tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, garlic and egg in a medium bowl. Shape mixture into four 2cm-thick patties.
  2. Lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook patties for 4–5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, lightly spray a medium saucepan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5–7 minutes or until browned. Add vinegar and cook for 1 minute or until liquid is evaporated.
  4. Preheat grill on high. Toast cut side of buns until lightly toasted. Top cut side of roll bottoms with rocket, beetroot, carrot, patties and balsamic onion. Sandwich with remaining roll tops. Serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Green garden salad.TIP: Use a vegetable peeler to cut carrot into thin ribbons.