Serves: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


• 1 slice wholemeal bread
• good pinch white pepper
• 1–2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
• 100g onion, finely grated
• 100g carrot, finely grated
• 500g lean minced beef
• 6 wholemeal buns
• 1 little gem lettuce
• 1 red onion, thinly sliced
• 3 tomatoes, sliced.


1. Crumble the bread into a bowl with the pepper and garlic. Add the egg and mix, allowing to soak for a couple of minutes, then mix again
2. Add the grated onion and carrot, and the minced beef. Mix well, then divide the mixture into six
3. Wet your hands and shape each portion into a round ball, then flatten it into a burger shape about 2cm thick. Cover and place in the fridge to cool for at least 20 minutes
4. Heat a non-stick pan, add the burgers and leave for 3–4 minutes, then flip with a spatula and cook for a further 3–4 minutes. (Turning the burgers too soon may result in them breaking)
5. Once you have made sure that the burgers are fully cooked through, serve them in buns with the lettuce, onion and tomato slices.

Recipe reproduced with the kind permission of Diabetes UK

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