Parmesan veal burgers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 burgers
*PLUS Cooking time: 16 minutes
Parmesan veal burgers


  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, or 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 500 g lean ground veal, or beef

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil, optional


  • In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add cheese, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Using a fork, lightly beat until well mixed. Add meat and work with the fork or your hands until blended. Shape into 4 burgers, each about 4 inches (10 cm) wide and 3/4 inch (1.5 cm) thick. Use right away or wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day before using. Or freeze for longer storage.

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan, or use a nonstick pan, set over medium-low heat. Sauté burgers, uncovered, for about 8 minutes per side for medium-well burgers or until no longer pink in the middle. Serve with mashed potatoes and a dilled cucumber salad or on soft rolls topped with sour cream and sliced tomatoes.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 240, Protein 29.3g, Carbohydrates 2.5g, Fat 12g.

Grated Parmesan keeps these burgers moist without overpowering the veal's delicate taste. Burgers make a fine main-course dish, especially when flavored like these with aromatic basil and garlic.