Beaut Beef and Beetroot Rissoles

These Beef and Beetroot Rissoles are simple to prepare and cook, and are a one-stop meal with vegetables already added. You could put more veggies on the side or prepare a small salad, if you wish.

Time:  40 minutes

Serves: 4



– 600g lean beef, chopped
– 1 egg
150g beetroot, skin scrubbed, coarsely grated
150g carrot, coarsely grated

Mustard Tahini 

– 2 tablespoons tahini
3 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
1 lemon, finely grated zest and juice


To make the mustard tahini, mix together all the ingredients with 2–3 tablespoons warm water in a small bowl (the mixture will be quite thick). Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside until required. You may want to add a little extra warm water before serving if it has thickened further on standing.

To make the rissoles, place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until minced. Using slightly damp hands, divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll into rissoles.

Heat a barbecue chargrill to medium. Cook the rissoles for 4–5 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.


Recipe taken from CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day, by Professor Grant Brinkworth and Penny Taylor

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Published by Pan Macmillan Australia

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