While you may have never heard of Rissoles, you’ll be very familiar with their taste and texture. Rissoles are a cross between meatballs and hamburger patties—handheld bites of beef, zucchini, and carrot. They work well as a filling appetizer or main dish for kids and can taste great with any number of dips. You can beef up your meal in just 30 minutes!

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  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ketchup, optional, for serving


Step 1 –In a large bowl, combine the grated onion and the panko breadcrumbs, mixing shortly to coat the onions.

Step 2 –Add the ground beef, the grated zucchini, and the carrot into the bowl.

Step 3 –Add the egg, the garlic, the thyme, the oregano, the salt, the pepper, and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything well.

Step 4 –Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture, and form a 2/3 inch thick patty. Slightly indent the middle. Repeat with the remaining mixture, which should make 10-12 patties.

Step 5 –Over medium heat, heat the oil in a skillet. Add half of the patties to the skillet and cook until dark golden on one side, about 4 minutes. Press lightly with a spatula. If you press too hard the juices will come out.

Step 6 –Flip and cook the other side until golden, about 3-4 minutes until golden.

Step 7 –Transfer the cooked rissoles to a plate and repeat with the remaining rissoles.

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Step 8 –Serve with ketchup.