Beef and halloumi burgers

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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 mintues
Serves: 4


200g haloumi
500g beef mince
1 parsnip
1 purple sweet potato
1 bunch baby carrots
2 Desiree potatoes
4 burger buns
1 onion
1 fresh rosemary sprig
4 garlic cloves
200g cooked and peeled beetroot
20g toasted pine nuts
20g grated parmesan
1 bunch basil leaves

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel baby carrots, parsnip & sweet potato. Cut vegetables in wedges. Place in a baking tray with garlic, fresh rosemary and olive oil. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  3. Meanwhile, finely dice onion. Add olive oil to a hot pan and cook onions until caramelised. Allow to cool.
  4. Combine beef mince, onion, salt and pepper. Mix well and portion into 4 patties.
  5. Blend beetroot, toasted pine nuts and parmesan together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat grill pan on medium to high. Spray pan with cooking oil, place patties and cook for 3 minutes each side.
  7. Grill halloumi and cook for 2 minutes each side, just before serving.
  8. Place your roast root vegetables on a plate, build the burger with a generous spoon of beetroot pesto, cooked burger patty and a slice of grilled halloumi.
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