Love burgers? Who doesn't?! In fact, apparently McDonald's serve more than 75 burgers every second... that's over 6 MILLION burgers every single day!
Well move over McDonalds... these homemade greek lamb burgers are juicy and delicious and packed full of flavour. And whilst it's still probably not the best idea to eat burgers every single day, it is definitely possible to enjoy them whilst eating healthily and living a sugar-free lifestyle (because everyone gets a burger craving every now and again).
With summer having finally arrived in the Northern hemisphere, I decided to take a Mediterranean spin on these burgers by using lamb instead of beef and, when paired with mint, it is a classic winning combo. I served my burger on a grilled portobello mushroom and roasted red peppers but you could obviously serve them in a normal bun or in a pita bread for a real Greek dining experience.
Recipe (4 burgers)
- 500g lamb mince
- 1 small onion, roughly chopped
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt & pepper, to taste
- olive oil, for frying
- 100g natural greek yogurt
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 lebanese cucumber, grated
- handful of mint, finely chopped
1) Add onion and garlic to a food processor and blitz until finely chopped (you can do this by hand if you prefer)
2) Add the lamb mince and spices to the food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together
3) Divide lamb mixture into 4 portions and make into patties - leave in fridge for about 30 mins
4) In the meantime, add all the tzatziki ingredients into a bowl and mix well - leave in fridge until ready to serve
5) After 30 mins, heat 1/2 tsp olive oil in a frying pan
6) Add burger patties to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes on both sides, until cooked through
7) Serve straight away and enjoy!
This recipe only uses normal, everyday ingredients and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare so it really is a quick and easy mid-week dinner or a healthy 'cheat' meal on the weekend.