Cheesy Beef Patties with Thyme Potato Smash and Spinach Salad

Fun beef patties with tasty sour cream spuds!

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Cheesy Beef Patties with Thyme Potato Smash and Spinach Salad

This dish most recently appeared in My Express Food Bag on Sunday, December 25, 2016.


  • 1 bag peeled and diced potatoes, any liquid drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2–3 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves


  • 1 pack beef patties
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese


  • 1 capsicum
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes *
  • ½ bag baby spinach leaves *
  • ½–1 sachet balsamic salad dressing
  • Preheat oven to grill. Bring a full kettle of water to the boil. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Preheat BBQ hot plate to medium (if using).
  • 1 Place potatoes and salt in a medium pot on high heat and cover with boiling water. Cook for 12–15 minutes, until soft. Drain and return to pot with butter, and thyme. Roughly smash with a fork.
  • 2 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry pan on medium-high heat. Cook beef patties for 1–2 minutes each side, until cooked through. Transfer to prepared baking tray and sprinkle cheese over each patty. Grill for about 3 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, checking regularly to avoid burning.
  • 3 While patties are cooking, prepare spinach salad. Remove core and seeds from capsicum and dice 1–2cm. Place diced capsicum in a large bowl, along with cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves and balsamic dressing. Toss to combine.
  • To serve, Divide thyme potato smash and spinach salad between plates and serve cheesy beef patties on the side.
  • SERVES 4

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2358 kj / 564 kcal
  • Protein: 33.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fat: 35.3g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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