Classic veal burgers recipe

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If you like the taste of game meat, this burger is for you. A nutritious burger where traditional beef is substituted.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tbsp water (beer can be used also)
  • 1 slice rye bread (grate into crumbs)
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 clove garlic (finely sliced)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 8 slices of rye bread (for serving)
  • 4 (1 oz) slices swiss cheese
  • 3 tbsp mustard
How to Make It
  1. Heat your grill (charcoal or gas) to a good medium heat.
  2. Mix together the egg and water/beer. Now add the caraway, crumbs, marjoram, garlic, and seasoning. Mix the meat in thoroughly and shape into four (¾” thick) patties.
  3. Lay the patties on a greased grill rack, directly over heat. Grill (uncovered), for roughly 18 minutes, turning once halfway. The internal temperature should be 160°F.
  4. Just before the burgers are removed, toast the bread on the grill lightly (2 mins.). Flip them, place a slice of cheese on four of them and toast the bottoms (2 mins).
  5. Place patties on top of the cheese-topped bread. Then, spread mustard atop the un–cheesed ones and close the burger.

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