Zesty Burger with Veggies | Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20
This savory burger will leave you drooling. With hidden veggies, it helps add nutrition and a delightful flavor to the otherwise plain patty.
  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup red pepper, minced
  • ¼ cup green pepper, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  1. In a medium mixing bowl (I recommend glass as it is not porous), add the ground beef and peppers.
  2. Add in the onion and garlic.
  3. Dump in the worcestershire sauce, oil, and seasonings.
  4. Mix until well-combined. I used my hands (wash them first, of course, as well as immediately after touching raw meat!) You can use a spoon if you'd like, but again I recommend staying away from anything porous with raw meat (i.e. wooden or plastic spoons.)
  5. Scoop out some the meat mixture and form it into a ball then flatten it to make a patty. I did balls about 2 inches in diameter, but you can use any size you would like. Burgers will shrink in diameter but get thicker, so keep this in mind. Place each burger flat onto a glass cutting board or plate. I also stored some of the extra patties in a couple gallon freezer bags. Make sure you get all the air out and store flat in the freezer.
  6. Head out to the grill. Cook time will really depend on your personal preference and the size of your patties. I prefer mine well done, so we do direct heat and cook it a little longer, but the size patty we made cooked up pretty quickly. We did double patties rather than thick patties.
  7. Don't forget to toast the buns! Butter the inside of the buns then lay them flat on the grill over indirect heat and cook until toasty. In my opinion, this is the key point to a really good burger.
  8. Top with whatever you wish. I just used my usual mustard, ketchup, and pickles, but you can add cheese (swiss or pepper jack would be awesome), onions, lettuce, anything that sounds good.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 patty
Recipe by Arts and Crackers at https://artscrackers.com/2015/05/07/mouthwatering-hamburger-recipe-with-hidden-vegetables/