Ground Veal Burgers

Ground veal burgers recipe

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
467 Calories
34g Fat
8g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 467
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 313mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 unsalted butter, or margarine

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Dash ground black pepper

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1/2 cup fine, dry unseasoned breadcrumbs

  • 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 into egg mixture then breadcrumbs
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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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