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You can't go past this beef rissoles recipe, with a side of vegetable and a drizzle of gravy for an easy family meal. The perfect dinner the kids will love!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins chilling time
Homemade rissoles

Ingredients

  • 500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones 3 Star Beef Mince
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (100g) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • Coles Traditional Gravy, to serve
  • Steamed vegetables, to serve

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Combine the mince, carrot, zucchini, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, barbecue sauce and mustard in a bowl. Season. Divide the mixture into 12 portions and shape each portion into a patty. Place in the fridge for 10 mins to chill.

  2. Step 2

    Spray a large frying pan with olive oil spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook rissoles, in batches, for 3-4 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through.

  3. Step 3

    Serve rissoles with gravy, steamed vegetables or a salad.

Recipe tip

Raw rissoles can be wrapped separately and frozen for up to 3 months. Can be made 3 days ahead (always check the use by date on your mince) covered and refrigerated.

Rissole recipe

Is it a burger? Is it a meatball? A wonderful hybrid between the two, rissoles are a much-adored Aussie classic that has well and truly stood the test of time. It may not be the first mince-based dish that springs to mind, but rissoles were a mainstay on dinner tables in the 80s and 90s and our love for this retro Aussie classic has never abated. Because what’s not to love about flavour-packed round patties made from a mixture of mince, breadcrumbs, egg and other ingredients such as grated vegetables? Yum! 

Tasty, juicy and super easy to make, homemade rissoles are a reliable dish the whole family will devour on the regular. And you can adjust your rissole recipe based on whatever you prefer: you can go for regular beef, sure, but chicken rissoles, turkey rissoles, pork rissoles and lamb rissoles are all popular choices. Fresh off the grill, plump and juicy, and dished up with gravy, salad or buttery mashed potato, you can’t beat them! 

How to make rissoles

The secret to a good rissole lies in the quality of your mince and the ingredients in your mixture. The addition of breadcrumbs not only bulks out your mixture but adds lightness to ensure you don’t end up with rock-hard rissoles. 

Grated vegetables such as onion, carrot and zucchini not only add flavour and extra nutrition (sneak in extra for the kids!) and help keep your rissoles juicy and tender. The beauty is you can add anything you like! Bulk out your recipe for rissoles with cooked lentils or other pulses such as cannellini beans, cooked quinoa or veg-forward options such as grated broccoli or beetroot, peas or corn.

The addition of barbecue sauce or Worcestershire sauce is a popular way to boost flavour and umami in rissole recipes - in our version we’ve used barbecue but Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste or tomato sauce will work just as well. We’ve also added mustard for an extra dose of tang, but you can leave it out if you prefer. 

Making rissoles couldn’t be easier - it’s so easy the kids can help! Mix everything together than shape into patties, chill and pan-fry until golden brown. 

What to serve with rissoles

While we could argue endlessly about what to serve with rissoles, the truth is, there’s no right answer! We love ours served with steamed vegetables such as green beans or a simple salad, and a gravy to pour over the patties.

We’ve used a readymade gravy for ultimate convenience but you could also make your own homemade gravy. Just melt some butter in a saucepan and mix in a little flour, then add some beef stock (or a beef stock cube dissolved in boiling water) and whisk over a low heat until thickened.

Rissoles are also excellent with mashed potato, pasta, cous cous or rice. They’re also great for folding up in a wrap or roll with some lettuce leaves, or packing into lunchboxes. 

Now get cooking

If you’re looking for more mince-spiration, try some of our other recipes that use beef mince, chicken mince or turkey mince, such as Beef and thyme burgers, Turkey burgers with herbed yoghurt sauce, Spanakopita style chicken burgers or Chicken meatball stroganoff

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Homemade rissoles

Homemade rissoles
  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins chilling time
Ingredients
  • 500g Coles Australian No Added Hormones 3 Star Beef Mince
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 1 zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (100g) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • Coles Traditional Gravy, to serve
  • Steamed vegetables, to serve
    Description

    You can't go past this beef rissoles recipe, with a side of vegetable and a drizzle of gravy for an easy family meal. The perfect dinner the kids will love!

    Method
    1. Step 1

      Combine the mince, carrot, zucchini, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, barbecue sauce and mustard in a bowl. Season. Divide the mixture into 12 portions and shape each portion into a patty. Place in the fridge for 10 mins to chill.

    2. Step 2

      Spray a large frying pan with olive oil spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook rissoles, in batches, for 3-4 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through.

    3. Step 3

      Serve rissoles with gravy, steamed vegetables or a salad.