Ground Veal Burgers

Ground veal burgers recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Lemon juice, butter, and spices add flavor and juiciness to these veal patties. They're delicious served in buns with your favorite burger fixings or along with potatoes or noodles.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground veal
  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (fine, dry, unseasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for ground veal burgers
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  2. Combine ground veal, butter, lemon juice, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.

    Combine veal and lemon juice
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  3. Shape into 6 veal patties.

    Shape into patties
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  4. In a shallow bowl, mix together the egg and water.

    Mix egg and water
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  5. Dip patties into egg and water mixture then into breadcrumbs.

    Dip patties
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  6. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Brown coated veal patties on both sides in hot oil; reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes, or until veal patties are done.

    Heat oil in heavy skillet
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  7. Serve as-is with potatoes or other side dishes, or as a burger in a sandwich.

    Serve with potatoes
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