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500g mince

1 medium onion, finely diced

2 medium carrots, grated

2 eggs

½ cup breadcrumbs, wholemeal

2 Tbsp reduced-salt/sugar tomato sauce


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Divide the mixture into burger patties and grill until golden brown
  3. Serve them in a wholegrain burger bun with lettuce, tomato, grated carrot, sliced red onion, avocado and boiled or canned beetroot
  4. Serve with coleslaw

This meal can be found in the Cheap Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: