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Delicious spicy lamb burger

This delicious spicy lamb burger makes burger night perfect, every time. When it comes to burgers, there are endless options, but if you love lamb, this one fits the bill.

This particular burger is a fantastic, versatile lamb version, spiced up with some Middle Eastern flavours and a little chilli.

This one’s served in a standard soft bun with some red cabbage and fresh salad ingredients and made complete with home-made herbed oven fries.

Spicy lamb burger

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Recipe by Marti Cuatt Course: Burgers, Dinner, Featured, Lamb, RecipeDifficulty: Easy


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You will need

  • 500 grams minced lamb

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

  • 3 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 tsp sumac

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)

  • 1 egg white

  • Olive oil, for shallow frying

  • To serve
  • 4 buns of your choice

  • Salad of your choice

  • Sauces, cheese and condiments of your choice

Here’s what to do

  • Place all ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix with your hands or a spoon until combined.
  • Form the burger patties. Divide mixture into 6x 100 gram balls and press into a crumpet ring or just flatten with your hand.
  • Set aside in the fridge until ready to cook.
  • When the patties have rested at least 30 minutes, remove from the fridge.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and add burgers. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip and cook the other side. Remove and place on a plate, ready for serving.
  • To Serve
  • Slice each bun in half and butter each side.
  • Place one burger on each bun and top with sauces, salad and cheese of your choice.
  • Serve and Enjoy.

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