Hidden Veggie Cheeseburgers
  • 1lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2-3 medium zucchini, shredded and squeezed completely dry (to yield 7-8 oz)
  • ¼cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 small whole-grain rolls (TRY: Rudi’s Organic Bakery Wheat Buns)
  • Toppings: Lettuce, tomato slices, avocado slices, ketchup
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place ground beef, shredded zucchini, parsley, cheese and salt. Grind until well combined, stopping to scrape down bowl sides as needed. Form into six small patties, about 3 ½ ounces each.
  2. In a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add patties, allowing space in between. Cook 4–5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. You can also use a grill.
  3. Set burgers, rolls and toppings on the table and let everyone assemble their own burger.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Hidden Veggie Cheeseburgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1291 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 25g 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 burger with bun): 291 cal, 8g fat (3g mono, 1g poly, 4g sat), 56mg chol, 517mg sodium, 29g carb (5g fiber, 4g sugars), 25g protein