Homemade Beef Rissoles

Whenever I make homemade rissoles I usually double the batch so I can pop some in the freezer to have ready made to then defrost and cook on the BBQ for dinner, either as a meat and 3 vegetable meal or hamburgers.


After I make a batch of rissoles I place them on a baking tray and put in the fridge for at least an hour.


We love rissoles with mashed potato and vegetables.



Homemade Rissoles

Fast, easy and yummy

  • Author: The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup tasty cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp garlic mince
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 12 tablespoons oil


  1. Combine all ingredients, except oil in a bowl
  2. Take off your rings and mix with hands
  3. Shape into desired size rissoles
  4. Cook on BBQ or heat oil in a hot frying pan
  5. Cook until browned each side and cooked through, approximately 8 min each side


  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 425
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 390mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg

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Kylie Whittaker May 13, 2013 - 10:51 AM

This sounds delicious, plus we love mustard in this household…so can’t wait to try it out!!

Katrina May 17, 2013 - 8:46 AM

hope your family enjoy it

Pauline May 13, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Dried breadcrumbs? Are these the prepackaged breadbrumbs from the supermarket?

Katrina May 17, 2013 - 8:46 AM

yes Pauline, I use the home brand variety.

Rachel July 14, 2014 - 8:40 PM

I have made these quite a few times and I just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe, it’s a winner in our house! I usually make them into meatball sized rissoles, as that’s what our kids enjoy, they disappear so fast – Easy and Delicious 🙂

Katrina July 15, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Great idea Rachel, you have inspired me for a meal in the coming weeks!!

Juanita March 10, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Made this tonight and absolutely loved it!!! Thanks Kat!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Fantastic, Juanita!.:) They are so yummy and a real family favourite in our house.

Lucy @ Bake Play Smile June 17, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Yum!!! I’ve never thought to add mustard to our rissoles. That’s such a great idea. Thanks Kat!

Kate - Kat's Assistant June 17, 2015 - 9:10 AM

I have just started too Lucy, a great tip i have picked up from Kat. It is really yummy and just adds that extra bit of flavour.:)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 17, 2015 - 9:09 PM

These look delicious and versatile too! 😀 I can see this being nice stuffed inside vegetables too like a farci!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 18, 2015 - 9:16 AM

Your just clever Lorraine, this sound yum!

[email protected] Urban Mum June 20, 2015 - 4:06 PM

My family loves rissoles, I always have to laugh because they do remind me of that scene in the movie “the Castle”…great idea to make more and stick them in the freezer, I have become guilty recently of resorting to store pre-prepared patties and there really is no need, easy to make ahead and have ready in the freezer. x

Kate - Kat's Assistant June 26, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Haha yes me too Monique! Love that movie!.:) Yum we love homemade rissoles too, so many variations.

Pea Green July 23, 2015 - 10:52 AM

I just waded through what felt like a million recipes for a nice rissole . . . yours wins. Thank heaven for you. These are absolutely going to be fabulous, I just know it, so I thank you heartily for posting the recipe 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 24, 2015 - 8:39 AM

Ooh how lovwly to hear, thank you.:) I hope you enjoy them!

Zoe January 26, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hi, Just a question for you. In your recipe you say to combine all ingredients in a bowl. Does this include the 1-2 tablespoons of oil? or is this oil for when you cook the rissoles in a frying pan? Thanks. Recipe sounds great.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 27, 2016 - 2:25 PM

great questions Zoe, your right, without the oil, I have just edited the recipe to reflect that. Hope you enjoy them!

Belinda March 23, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Hi , I have made these rissoles heaps of times n the family loves them – thank you , but I went onto website today but I can’t get the beef rissole recipe when I click on the image ?? How can I get this again ?

Lucy Peters May 14, 2016 - 9:10 PM

I made the Beef Rissoles last night and my kids LOVED them and asked for the same again tonight. Loved the addition of the mustard and cheese. YUMMY

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 16, 2016 - 8:54 AM

That’s fabulous to hear Lucy, put that one on your favourites list!!

Gina May 24, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Just a thought, why not pop all ingredients into the mixer or food processor to speed things up, good if you dont like messy hands, lol.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 26, 2016 - 10:10 AM

absolutely Gina, I just use do it as my granny used to with my hands!! Also doing it with hands makes the rissole still chunky, rustic like, putting it in a food processor makes the meat very smooth and fine, depends how you like it 😉

Juliekay November 12, 2016 - 12:23 AM

I use disposable gloves as don’t like the feel of the mixture on my hands!

Hutchie June 28, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Hi Folk
I added curry powder and mustard powder and substituted the onion with shallots.
Shoulda made 2 lots. They were a big hit!!

Sarah April 5, 2017 - 1:26 PM

You should really give credit to Julie Goodwin if you are going to steal her recipe and call it your own

Suzi May 26, 2017 - 9:11 PM

We had your Beef Rissoles tonight for dinner. Excellent, I love them, so did my fussy eater Son. Keep up the good work Katrina.

Mark Eagle July 20, 2017 - 10:04 PM

As for the comment made by Sarah, (April 5, 2017) I have been making rissoles and hamburgers to this very same recipe since WELL before Julie Goodwin was ever even heard of, perhaps I should get the credit, after all, Julie Goodwin must’ve stolen it from ME. Try adding 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1-2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce instead of the mustard for a change, or throw in the flamin’ lot, there are no rules when it comes to making good ol’ rissoles. That’s my lot, I’m off to the pool room.

lara ball August 26, 2017 - 5:13 PM

great recipe thanks for sharing

Dyann De Brincat January 31, 2018 - 2:52 PM

do you think they would be ok without the cheese?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 31, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Yeah that would be fine Dyann

Nikki Shanahan February 2, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Our family favourite now too! Looove the mustard, any sort works, and we never buy pre-made rissoles any more……my daughter can’t stand them now..?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 5, 2018 - 9:11 AM

love it Nikki, nothing like home cooking right

Pip July 8, 2018 - 9:56 PM

I made these tonight and they were a hit from my husband and I! I can’t wait to eat some for leftovers tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!;

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 9, 2018 - 9:22 AM

so glad to hear it Pip 🙂

John February 13, 2019 - 10:57 AM

When you freeze the rissoles are the cooked or raw

Ed February 16, 2019 - 1:44 PM

Gonna try them tonight

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 18, 2019 - 1:37 PM


Nikky October 16, 2019 - 6:43 PM

delicious and I forgot the cheese! I used oats as I can get them at the bulk store and not bread crumbs and bread doesnt last long enough to crumb in my house.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Happy to hear that they still turned out delicious without the cheese Nikky – and love the oats idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Kat x

Kevin March 22, 2020 - 11:18 AM

I use both lamb and beef mince plus zucchini as well as the ingredients in your recipe 1 meal i am proud of

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 24, 2020 - 10:33 AM

Sounds yummy Kevin! Thank you for sharing this feedback 🙂

Ric March 6, 2021 - 5:05 PM

One of the issues with rissoles is them falling apart and becoming crumbly after cooking. To avoid this do the following. Mix the meat by hand until it starts to stick to your fingers. This means that the proteins have been worked hard enough to bind the meat. The addition of the right amount of breadcrumbs and an egg also help.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2021 - 11:38 AM

Thanks for sharing Ric!


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