Yummy beef rissoles bring back memories of childhood for me. My dad used to make a seriously awesome rissole. These rissoles are the yummiest rissole you can find! Delicious, kid friendly and easy to make.
Why you're going to love these yummy beef rissoles.
Rissoles are basically a meat patty, but these ones contain veggies and are extra yummy! Here's why the whole family will love them
- cheap, because beef mince is cheap!
- allow for veggie smuggling
- can be made bite-sized- a big plus for kids
- quick and easy to make
- freeze well uncooked and cooked too!
- unlike store bought ones...you know what is in them
- versatile, use them as hamburgers, stand alone protein, or even in wraps
- cook on the bbq, or fry them and then bake them
What to serve them with
Well, you can go with steamed veggies like me and some crunchy potatoes, or you can flatten them out a little more and pop them in a burger. They are great with:
- best ever sweet potato fries
- mediterranean veggie bake, the perfect dinner side
- sweet potato bake with maple and bacon
What goes into the recipe
don’t forget to scroll to the recipe card for quantities and the full method
- 1.5 kgs beef mince- your choice- choose based on your budget. I have used premium or 5 star mince for these.
- cheese-I use tasty or cheddar cheese for these
- ½ cup bread crumbs- if you need to make these gluten free I have used the gluten free breadcrumbs from the supermarket with success- they are available in the health food section
- Whisk the eggs lightly (Image 1)
- In a large bowl, combine the mince, eggs, zucchini, cheese, bread crumbs and herbs. (image 2)
- With wet hands, form into 16 even sized balls. (image 3)
- Pop them on an oven tray. (image 4)
- 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)! (images 5 and 6)
Expert Tips and FAQs
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.
Basically, a rissole is a meat patty, made with minced beef, a binder, and usually fried or baked. What you put in them though is largely up to you
I get it, it's all about quality. But these rissoles can use any type of mince! Buy to suit your personal preference and budget.
Eggs and breadcrumbs are the key binders in this recipe, but 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. Don't be tempted to squeeze the moisture out of the zucchini, it's an easy way to ensure they don't dry out during cooking.
Using a good rolling or squeezing motion when making the rissoles in your hands helps them stay together too.
If you buy them pre-prepared, they can contain all sorts of colours and preservatives. Which is why we make them ourselves.
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 freeze them on a tray and then transfer to containers when they are solid. Defrost overnight in the fridge before cooking. They can also be frozen when they are cooked.
More ideas with minced beef
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)!