These juicy, plump Aussie Beef Rissoles have that perfect laid-back dinner vibe the whole family will love you for. They are super-easy, versatile and so freakin delicious! Stuff them into warm flatbreads, serve with a vibrant taboule, cauliflower mash and green beans or the perfect rich thick gravy!
No matter how you spin it, it's a win-win. Easy, tasty, and perfect for a chill night in with the crew.
A cream plateful of rissoles with tomato sauce.

What are Beef Rissoles?

Rissoles originated in France, where it was traditionally a small, savory pastry filled with meat, fish, or vegetables. Over time, variations of homemade beef rissoles developed in different countries, including Australia, where it became popular as a meat patty typically made with ground beef or lamb. The patties are usually mixed with a mix of onions, garlic, seasonings, breadcrumbs, and a handful of vegetables. They’re a versatile one pot dish that can be baked, fried, or even air-fried to suit your preferences.

What You Will Love about this Recipe

  • VERSATILE – From classic seasoning blends to creative spice combinations, the flavour possibilities are endless, allowing you to customise this rissoles recipe to suit your taste preferences or to use up leftover vegetables that have seen better days. They are the perfect budget-friendly and family favourite meal.
  • HEALTHY – With minimal carbs and no added fillers, these healthy beef rissoles are perfect for anyone following a low-carb or keto lifestyle. These low carb rissoles are also gluten-free and grain-free without any fillers.
  • HIGH PROTEIN – Packed with lean ground beef, these homemade rissoles are a great source of protein, making them a satisfying and nourishing high-protein meal option.
Beef Rissoles Ingredients laid out and labelled so you know what is in it.

The Ingredients

  • Lean ground beef mince – Opt for lean ground beef to keep the fat content lower. Swap beef mince for ground pork, ground lamb, turkey mince, or even chicken mince.
  • Eggs – Eggs act as a binder to hold the ingredients together. If you’re allergic to eggs, leave the egg out. It will still hold together perfectly or you could add some mashed avocado if you prefer.
  • Seasonings – I use garlic, onions, with Italian Seasoning and sweet paprika in this recipe. Truthfully you can add any seasoning blends you love to the
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Now, I do not use Worcestershire but this doesn’t mean you can’t. Two other great options for Worcestershire include gluten-free tamari or gluten-free Vegemite.

How To Make Beef Rissoles

Note: Remove beef mince from the fridge 15 minutes before preparing to make. Leaving the meat out for this time will give you juicier rissoles.

  1. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix with your hands until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Add olive to a skillet over medium high heat. Pan fry the rissoles for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.

Alternative Ways to Cook Rissoles

  1. Baking: Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and place the rissoles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. Frying: Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of oil. Cook the rissoles for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Air Frying: Preheat the air fryer to 190°C (375°F) and place the rissoles in a single layer in the basket. Cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy and cooked through.


Customise your rissoles to suit your taste preferences and experiment with different flavour combinations, making them a versatile and delicious meal option for any occasion!

  1. Mediterranean Rissoles: Incorporate flavors of the Mediterranean by adding ingredients like chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and oregano to the ground beef mixture. Make lamb rissoles with all these yummy flavours for a whole different twist!
  2. Tex-Mex Pork Rissoles: Give your rissoles a Southwestern twist by seasoning them with taco seasoning mix and mixing in ingredients like diced pickled jalapenos, and shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a fiesta-inspired meal.
  3. Italian Rissoles: Infuse your rissoles with Italian flavours by adding grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh basil, and a bambino mozzarella ball to the centre to the ground beef mixture. Serve with marinara sauce and a side of spaghetti (or keto pasta) for a comforting meal. Add a dollop or two of basil pesto or lemon gremolata on top! Bellissimo!
  4. Thai-Inspired Rissoles: Add flair to your rissoles with Thai-inspired ingredients like panang curry paste or a dash of red curry paste. Use a box grater and add some grated carrots or zucchini!
  5. Mushroom Rissoles: Elevate with earthy mushrooms by mixing finely chopped mushrooms into the ground beef mixture along with sautéed onions, garlic, and thyme. Serve with mushroom gravy for a comforting and hearty meal.
  6. Buffalo Chicken Rissoles: For a twist on traditional beef rissoles, use ground chicken seasoned with buffalo sauce, minced celery, blue cheese crumbles, and ranch seasoning mix. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for a spicy and tangy flavor combination.


Can I freeze Rissoles?

Absolutely! Store in an airtight container and defrost in the fridge overnight.

Can beef rissoles be pink in the middle?

Yes, they can. If you are using freshly ground beef there is nothing wrong with serving medium or even rare. There is a lot of debate online but it comes down to the quality of beef you are using. If it is fresh 100% ground beef then it should be safe. If in doubt of the quality and freshness, cook it all the way through. The USDA recommends cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to kill any harmful bacteria.

A plateful of rissoles with some parsley sprinkled over the top and some on a fork.

This is one of my oldest and most popular low carb ground beef recipes. I hope you love it and make of it what you will. Rissoles should never go out of fashion or out of kitchens. Whether you following a keto lifestyle or not this meal is a winner. No gluten, no fillers, and just a great healthy combination that we can all enjoy. Bon appetit!

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Easy Beef Rissoles

These juicy, plump Aussie Beef Rissoles have that perfect laid-back dinner vibe the whole family will love you for. They are super-easy, versatile and so freakin delicious! Stuff them into warm flatbreads, serve with a vibrant taboule, cauliflower mash and green beans or the perfect rich thick gravy!
No matter how you spin it, it’s a win-win. Easy, tasty, and perfect for a chill night in with the crew.
5 from 35 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 1/2 (1/2) onion finely diced
  • 1 clove (1 clove) garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) paprika
  • 500 g (1 lb) lean ground beef
  • 1 (1) egg
  • Salt flakes and black pepper to taste


  • 1-2 tablespoons (1 tablespoons) olive oil



  • Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix with your hands until well combined.
  • Take a handful of the mixture and shape it into a round rissole. Repeat until all the mixture is used up, forming 8 rissoles.
  • Season each side of the rissole with salt and pepper. This is an optional step; aside from seasoning the meat the salt flakes also help to form a tasty golden crust.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; add the rissoles (cook in batches if need be) and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned and cooked through.
  • Once cooked, remove the rissoles from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve rissoles hot with your choice of side dishes, such as a fresh salad or steamed vegetables.


  • Add the onion, garlic parsley, Italian seasoning, and paprika to the mixer; chop 4 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix 20 sec/speed 3. Follow from step 2 above.


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Serving: 1serve (2 rissoles) | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 34mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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12 responses to “Easy Beef Rissoles”

  1. Eileen C

    5 stars
    I made our rissoles to the basic recipe (with the addition of a small grated carrot) and pan-fried them in a large cast iron pan. Served with a simple leafy salad and avocado, they were absolutely delicious! Next time, I might try cooking them in my basket-style air fryer – and there definitely WILL be a next time!
    Hubby is so happy to have one of his childhood favourites back in the repertoire. Thanks, Megan – you’ve done it again. 🥰

  2. Ramona

    5 stars
    These will be great for an upcoming family gathering! It will be my first time making them but I have no doubt they will taste amazing!

  3. Eden

    5 stars
    Omg yummmmmm. Loved how good these ended up! We didn’t have a single rissole leftover!

  4. LaKita

    5 stars
    I just came here to say there is so much flavor packed into these little beef rissoles. Plus they’re simple to make and easy, my family enjoyed every bite!

  5. Jamie

    5 stars
    I served these beef rissoles with a big salad and some pita bread. My family loved it and requested for it again! Thank you!

  6. Erin

    5 stars
    These were delicious! I was tired of the same old beef recipes. Will be making these again for sure!

  7. Cathleen

    5 stars
    These were so good! I am going to be making these again this weekend, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  8. Leslie

    5 stars
    These were super easy to make and I love keeping them on hand for extra protein! Such a great recipe!

  9. DK

    5 stars
    Mmmm these rissoles are fantastic! Savory, juicy, tender – I could eat like 20 of them in one sitting!

  10. 5 stars
    Your post is so informative. Your description to making various combination of Rissoles and best way to enjoying them with veggies and gravies. Yummy for sure.

  11. Bernice

    Great recipe! I remember the first time I had rissoles when we lived in Australia. I was so confused but I loved them. Yours are exact replicas. Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe.

  12. Megan Mad Creations Hub

    5 stars
    So easy and we absolutely loved them. Will be a regular here for sure

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