Beef and Veggie Patties
Paleo meals do not have to be overly expensive. Healthy doesn't have to break the bank. These beef and veggie patties are something that everyone should have in their recipe library, because they are always great to have on hand. These are delicious on their own, or add your favourite salad and paleo bread and you’ll feed a crowd. You can also double this mixture, just see the notes.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Such a fantastic adaptable recipe!" - Lauren
No: Gluten / Dairy / Nuts
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 5 minutes + frying / baking time
Makes approx. 16 patties, can be doubled
Can be frozen
- onion - 100g, brown, peeled
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- coconut - 20g
- kale - 50g, leaves, or English spinach, washed and dried thoroughly
- carrot - 150g, chopped into pieces
- zucchini - 150g, chopped into pieces
- dried coriander - 1 tsp, ground
- paprika - 1/2 tsp
- chilli flakes - 1/2-1 tsp, dried
- flaxseeds - 50g, ground, golden
- tomato paste - 2 rounded tsp
- egg - 1
- salt - 1 tsp, ground
- beef mince - 500g
- coconut oil - or lard, for frying
- To serve:
- salad of choice
- If you prefer to bake these, preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper. See Notes for cooking instructions. Otherwise skip this step.
- Place onion (100g) and garlic cloves (2) into the bowl. Chop Speed 5 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add oil (20g) to the bowl. Program 5 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 1, measuring cap off. Place the internal steaming basket on top to avoid splatters. Once cooked, pour into a large glass bowl to cool.
- Add kale (50g), carrots (150g), zucchini (150g), coriander (1 tsp), paprika (1/2 tsp) and chilli flakes (1/2-1 tsp) to the mixer bowl. Chop Speed 5 / 8 seconds. Pour into the large glass bowl with onions and garlic.
- Add the flaxseeds (50g), tomato paste (2 tsp), egg (1), salt (1 tsp) and beef (500g) to the glass bowl. Stir with a spatula to combine well.
- This step is important. If you don’t mix these enough they will not hold together when cooking. The best tools for this job are your hands. Knead everything together well – this will take 4-5 minutes. If you don’t want to use your hands, see Notes.
- Place a pan on low / medium heat while shaping patties. Take approx. 2 tablespoons (1.5 golf balls) of mixture and shape into patties. Set aside on a plate or tray until ready to cook.
- Heat oil in the frying pan, place patties into pan and cook until dark golden. Flip and repeat.
- Continue until all patties are cooked.
- Serve with salad of your choice.
- If using whole flaxseeds, weigh the same amount into the bowl and mill for Speed 8 / 8 seconds, then set aside and continue with the recipe. You can substitute other seeds or use almonds if you prefer.
- If you prefer not to mix these by hand, divide the mixture into three portions. Add the first portion to mixing bowl and knead 1 minute / Closed Lid / Kneading Function. Remove and set aside. Repeat with other portions. Combine three portions then shape and cook.
- If you want to bake these, place the patties onto a lined baking tray and bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes.
- These can be prepared, shaped and placed on a tray lined with baking paper then frozen. Once frozen you can put them into a snap lock bag, placing a small piece of baking paper in between to make it easier to get them apart when needed. These will freeze for up to 3 months.
- This recipe can be doubled. If “kneading” mixture in the machine, do not go over 500g per batch.