Beetroot Burgers

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

  • About

Australians love beetroot with their burgers, but this idea is actually from Sweden, where beetroot is added to the meat to give it a sweet tang.


  • 1 onion, peeled
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Finely chop the onion. Heat the butter and olive oil in a fry pan and cook the onion slowly until pale and soft, then cool.

Combine the minced beef, egg yolks, capers, sea salt and pepper in a bowl, add the onion and mix together thoroughly. Add the pickled beetroot and juice, and mix well. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 4 large, flat burgers (the traditional method) or make 8 s