Mini Greek Lamb Burgers
The kids will love these mini lamb burgers and so will you: bursting with flavour, stuff these tasty patties into pita bread with feta and tzatziki, or serve on their own with a crisp salad.
Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes
500 g lamb mince
?2 spring onions, finely chopped
?2 tbsp chopped fresh dill?
1 clove crushed garlic?
grated rind and juice one small lemon
?½ cup fresh white breadcrumbs?
2 tbsp fennel seeds
?pita bread, lettuce, chopped cucumber and roasted capsicum, feta and tzatziki, to serve?
1. Combine mince, onions, dill, garlic, lemon rind and juice, breadcrumbs and the egg. Mix lightly, shape into 12 small burgers. Lightly brush the burgers with a little oil and sprinkle with the fennel seeds.
2. Preheat the barbecue plate or pan to moderately high. Add burgers, lower the heat to moderate. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side, or until cooked. Turn them once only.
3. Serve burgers with pita, lettuce, cucumber, capsicum, feta and tzatziki.
Use wet hands to shape the burgers, this tops the lamb sticking to your hands, helping you to roll and shape them easily.??
Oil the burgers rather than oiling the barbecue or pan. This ensures the burgers don’t stick to the grill or pan allowing them to sear well. If they sear well in the first few minutes of cooking they’ll be golden brown and tasty. To make it easy, brush the burgers with a brush dipped in oil or easier still use a spray can of oil.??
Burgers should always be thoroughly cooked. Burgers should not be served rare or pink. A good guide is to insert a skewer into the thickest part; if it is ready to eat the juices will be clear.
What’s your favourite burger recipe?