Beef rissoles, they bring back memories of childhood for me. My dad used to make a seriously awesome rissole. And now, with the creation of our families food firmly in my hands, I have taken over the last bastion of cheap eats and made it tastier, yummier and veggie smuggling. These are amazingly yummy beef rissoles!
So…we ended up cooking these on the bbq, but they would be just as awesome with a quick fry and then baking. You need to be sure when working with mince that they are cooked through. Adding zucchini and cheese into the mix not only helps with them binding, but also means they make more and go further! So your super cheap meal becomes even cheaper.
If you are using fresh mince you can freeze these prior to cooking to have at another time as burgers or even as rissoles again, as the recipe makes 16 decent sized patties. I discussed these with my daughter on the way home from dancing and she declared…I might eat them…I’ll try them… well…she sure did. And declared them to be really yummy.
Even Master 4 who can be quite the fussy pot loved them, so they are going to be on regular rotation on our dinner menu.
What to serve them with? Well, you can go steamed veggies like me and some crunchy potatoes, or you can flatten them out a little more and pop them in a burger. Either way, I promise, they are delicious! They are perfect to cook on the BBQ or on the stove with a little oil or even par frying and then baking, your choice.
A tip for forming rissoles- you will make them easiest if you have wet hands. Get the mix all combined, then grab a tray to put the rissoles on, and grab handfuls to shape.
You can also try these other recipes where you can mix veggies and beef:
- Bulgogi style beef with noodles and veggies
- Lemongrass beef with noodles slow cooker and pressure cooker
- Beef mince and veggie rice noodles (budget meal)
Yummy beef rissoles
- 1.5 kgs beef mince
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ½ cup cheese
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- olive oil for frying
- In a large bowl, combine the mince, eggs, zucchini, cheese, bread crumbs and herbs.
- With wet hands, form into 16 even sized balls.
- Pop them on an oven tray.
- either cook in batches in a fry pan until cooked through with a little olive oil. Or par fry to brown and cook for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. Or use a bbq (the cleanest option)!