My Healthy Homemade Burgers #MeatMatters Challenge

My Healthy Homemade Burgers #MeatMatters Challenge

This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here:

#MeatMatters Challenge

Brit Mums have challenged bloggers to create tasty recipes using beef or lamb and showcase their creations on their blogs. Head over to Brit Mums to read the terms and conditions.

I was so excited to participate in the #MeatMatters Challenge because I absolutely love to cook! Although mealtimes can often become a headache in my home – my children are incredibly fussy eaters. However, Beef is one of the few ingredients in my home that can be enjoyed by everyone!

The health benefits of beef are quite often overlooked. It is in fact naturally rich in protein – keeping you fuller for longer. Beef is also a great source of iron which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. This makes it the perfect key ingredient for dinner after a long hard day!

I decided to enter my Healthy Homemade Burgers into the #MeatMatters Challenge. My husband has heart disease and so over the years, I have developed a range of healthy alternatives to our favourite foods! The recipe is a favourite of all the family! Best of all, the use of lean beef and vegetables means its nutritious. I use no oil in my recipe


  • 500g lean/extra lean mince beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 5 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • A pinch of balck pepper


  • Peel and then carefully grate the carrots (use the larger rather than smaller grating tool).
  • Add the grated carrot to the beef, beaten egg and breadcrumbs and mix.
  • Next add the tomato puree, thyme, garlic, pepper and onion and mix again.
  • Make 6 patties using your hands to shape the mixture. Each pattie should fill the palm of your hand.
  • Place the burger patties into a grill pan or grill if preferred.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes turning occasionally.
  • Serve on a bun with sweet potato fries or low-fat oven chips and salad.

The recipe is super tasty and takes less than 30 minutes to make!

And we always have clean plates!!!



  1. March 26, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    Loving how quickly you can make these. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

    • Lellalee
      March 27, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you Kate! They’re so filling too! xxx

  2. Deb's Decorative Life
    March 26, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    I love a great burger especially a cheese burger. I am always looking for new burger recipes. This recipe sounds delicious!

    • Lellalee
      March 27, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      I’m dieting so I’ve had to live without cheese 🙁 but normally I’d smother these in cheese xxx

  3. Michelle
    March 26, 2019 / 7:16 pm

    I never would have thought of adding carrots to burgers. What a great way to sneak veggies into your food!

    • Lellalee
      March 27, 2019 / 11:16 pm

      I’m always sneaking veggies into my food! The kids never know xxx

    • Lellalee
      March 27, 2019 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  4. busyandfab
    March 27, 2019 / 5:39 am

    Ohh so good! Love a homemade burger and sweet potato fries are the best.

    • Lellalee
      March 29, 2019 / 12:05 am

      I’m all about sweet potato fires at the moment xxx

    • Lellalee
      March 29, 2019 / 12:05 am

      I’m all about sweet potato fries at the moment xxx

  5. March 29, 2019 / 1:14 am

    I love cooking, especially making things from scratch! Thank you for your lovely recipe, will definitely give them a try! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious post!

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much for reading xxx

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      I’m a little addicted to sweet potato fries 🙂

  6. March 30, 2019 / 9:40 am

    Ooh they look so good! I love burgers and I’ve never made my own before. I have tried but they didn’t go well haha. I am going to definitely try these soon. 😀 Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  7. Britt K
    March 30, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    I’m going to have to show this to my husband. I don’t eat meat, but he still loves it and would be all over giving this a try I’m sure!

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 7:58 pm

      I hope your husband enjoys them as much as we do xxx

  8. Kim
    March 31, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    Mmmm, these look delicious! I love home made burgers.

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you Kim xxx

  9. Blueforever
    March 31, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Really nice homemade burger’s

    • Lellalee
      April 1, 2019 / 8:06 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them dearest xxx

    • Lellalee
      April 2, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you Emily xxx

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