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Middle Eastern lamb burgers recipe

by Jane Curran on Friday, 3 July 2009

Looking for an alternative to beef burgers? Go for a spicier option with lamb

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 15 mins

    plus chilling
  • Cooking time 15 mins

  • Total time 30 mins

    plus chilling
  • Calories 250 per serving

  • Freeze yes
  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) lamb mince
  • ½ red onion, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tsp chermoula (Moroccan seasoning)
  • ½tsp ground cumin
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • juice 1 to 2 lemons
  • large handful chopped fresh coriander

Preparation

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, season well and mix with your hands. Form into 4 thick burgers. Chill uncovered in the fridge for 1 hour, or cover with clingfilm and chill overnight. These will freeze for up to 1 month.

  2. Oil the burgers. Grill on a hot barbecue or griddle pan for 15 minutes, turning once. We served them on a bun with a tomato slice, and a mint and yogurt dip – 5 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint leaves mixed into 150ml (¼pt) natural yogurt.