Naked Beef & Cheese Burgers with Avo & Beetroot

This Fresh Start recipe is a much healthier way to enjoy the taste of delicious burgers!

You’ll save a heap of calories compared to store bought, and don’t have to miss out on chips, cheese or aioli!

With Fresh Start we’re not at all about deprivation when trying to reach your health and weight loss goals. With clever recipe development we create nutritionally dense recipes that are under 450 cals, higher in protein, lower in carbs and packed with lean free-range meat and NZ veggies.

For more burger ideas, check out these Teriyaki Tofu Burgers with Ginger Slaw & Crispy Shallots from our Plant Based Bag, Chicken Caesar Burgers with Crisp Parmesan Broccoli from My Choice Bag, and Lentil & Cashew Burgers with Caramelised Onions, Avo Smash and Creamy Chipotle from Nadia’s Fresh Start, Feel Good cookbook!

Naked Beef & Cheese Burgers with Avo & Beetroot

Servings 4
Cook Time 40 minutes



  • 3 carrots, cut into chips
  • 1 tsp oil


  • cheese, thinly sliced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp oil

To serve

  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 125g precooked or canned baby beetroot, thinly sliced
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, leaves separated
  • 4 Tbsp garlic aioli


  • Before you start, preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C fan bake)
  • Prep carrot and toss on a lined oven tray with oil. Season with salt and roast for about25 minutes, until tender.
  • Prep cheese and set aside. Combine all remaining patty ingredients together in a large bowl (except oil) with a pinch of salt and shape into four 1cm thick patties.
  • Heat oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes, then flip and top with cheese. Cook for a further 4-5minutes, until patties are cooked through and cheese has just melted on top (see tip).
  • Prep avocado, tomato and beetroot. Separate lettuce into cups and set all aside for serving.
  • Fill lettuce cups with tomato, avocado and beetroot. Top with aioli and a patty.
  • Serve burgers with carrots on the side.


To make sure your cheese gets extra melty, place a lid over your burgers once you’ve put the cheese on.
Calories: 420kcal

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