Mini bunless burgers

 8 mini burgers or 4 normal burgers

16 brown mushrooms, butternut or aubergine slices
10 ml coconut oil for frying
1 medium onion, finely grated
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
800 g beef mince
25 ml Dijon mustard
10 ml ground coriander
15 ml fresh, chopped or 7.5 ml dried mixed herbs
20 ml fresh, chopped or 10 ml dried parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 avocado, sliced
1 – 2 tomatoes, sliced
cucumber slices
lettuce or rocket leaves for garnish


  1. Heat a pan over a medium temperature. Add mushrooms, stem side down or vegetable slices. When using butternut or aubergine slices add 10 ml coconut oil. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove and set aside until needed.
  2. Meanwhile combine remaining ingredients.  Mix well and season to taste. Roll into balls and flatten slightly.
  3. Using the same pan, still on a medium temperature add patties. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Reduce heat and simmer with lid on for 7 – 10 minutes (depending on size of patties). 
  4. To assemble, use mushrooms, butternut or aubergine slices as your base. Top with lettuce or rocket, burger pattie, avocado, cucumber and tomato. Serve with sweet potato fries and salad.

Tips & variations:

  • When frying your burgers, do not flip them over too soon or too often, allow them to brown properly on the first side, before turning over.