Parmesan veal burgers



10 min


4 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
  • 29.3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,

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.