Veal burger with avocado and cheese

Veal burger with avocado and cheese.
Veal burger with avocado and cheese. Photo: Murdoch Books

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


500 g lean veal mince

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon white pepper

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons cream

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon light olive oil

1 tablespoon oil

1 firm ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced

½ cup grated cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

4 large squares of olive focaccia

1 small bunch rocket, torn into pieces

snow pea sprouts

lime juice


1. Combine mince, salt, pepper, garlic and cream in medium bowl. Mix with hands until well combined. Divide mixture into 4 portions and shape into round patties.

2. Combine tomato paste and light olive oil in small bowl; set aside. Heat remaining oil in large frying pan. Cook patties 3–4 minutes each side or until brown and cooked through. Remove patties from frying pan, drain on paper towels.

3. Place patties on a foil-lined grill tray. Top each with overlapping slices of avocado. Brush each with tomato paste mixture. Sprinkle with combined cheeses. Cook under preheated grill for 1–2 minutes or until cheese has melted.

4. Cut each focaccia in half horizontally. Lightly toast cut sides if desired. Place bases of focaccia on 4 serving plates. On each base, place rocket pieces and snow pea sprouts. Sprinkle with a little lime juice. Place a meat and avocado patty on top of each base, followed by remaining half of focaccia.