Give these a try for your Memorial Day BBQ:

My kids can be finicky when it comes to eating vegetables.  So when they were toddlers, I concocted a sneaky way – and what turned out to be a delicious way! – to deliver some vegetables in ever-lovable burger form.


This recipe is easy, because it doesn’t need to be exact, you can use fresh as well as frozen vegetables, and play around with its ingredients to your taste.



1 lb ground meat

1/2 onion

1 carrot, cut into inch-long pieces

1 1/2 cups broccoli florets

Salt or seasoned salt


In a saucepot, boil water.  Add carrot into pot and let boil for 5 – 10 minutes.  Add broccoli florets to the pot and boil another 5-6 minutes.  Once carrots are soft, drain pot.  Place carrots, broccoli and onion in a food processor and puree until a tiny-bit chunkier than applesauce.  Drain excess liquid in sink.


Combine puree with ground meat and add 1/2 tsp salt or seasoned salt (I like Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt).  Form into patties.


Grill, broil or saute as you would a regular burger until preferred degree of doneness.


Amazingly, not only do my KIDS love these, but so does my vegetable-averse husband!

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