Homemade minced lamb burgers… “What are you doing Steve?!! What is this treachery?” I hear you all shouting. “Lamb? In a burger? Lamb? LAMB!!?!”????.
Fear not my fine foodie friends. Have a little faith and read on…
I know, wherever we go it beef for a burger. A quick trip down to Macdonalds or Burger King. A BBQ on a hot summers day. A quick and easy midweek homemade snack. It’s always beef, right?
Well, I’m here to tell you that there is an alternative and it’s pretty damn good. Why not try replacing that traditional ground beef with some lamb? It may sound a little whacky but, believe me, it’s a taste sensation. Just look at these beautiful homemade minced lamb burgers…
Ground lamb and spices, pan-fried or barbequed. It doesn’t matter which. It tastes great. Serve in a brioche bun. Add some salad and tzatziki and you may never go for beef and ketchup again!! Well, maybe…
So let’s make one…
1. Get the ingredients together
As always, be organized and get all of the ingredients together before anything else. It’s simple for these lamb burgers. For 4 of these beauties you just need 500 grams lean minced or ground lamb. 1/3 cup (25 grams) of bulghar wheat. Then a teaspoon each of ground cumin, coriander and smoked paprika. That’s it.
Note, you can add a clove or 2 of crushed garlic if you want but I left it out because I was serving it with a good dollop of tzatziki which is riddled with garlic.
The only other preparation you need to do is to cook the bulgar wheat. Follow the instructions on the packet for this, but it usually entails boiling the wheat for around 15 minutes. Once boiled make sure you strain and press as much moisture out of the wheat as possible.
2. Make the lamb patties
With the bulghar wheat cooked and strained, put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix all of the wheat and spices into the minced lamb.
Now, simply split the mixture into 4 equal parts. You can use scales if you want to be really accurate. Then roll each part into a ball and then flatten into a pattie.
3. Cook the patties
This is simple. Just season each side and brush with oil. Now, either pan-fry or BBQ the burgers for around 5 minutes each side or until the burgers are cooked all the way through.
4. Assemble the homemade minced lamb burgers
This is the fun part. Just half the brioche bun and place a burger on the bottom half.
Now add the salad.
Add a dollop of tzatziki and the bun lid and that’s it, wonderfully tasty homemade lamb burgers. A great alternative to beef!
As you can see, I served the lamb burgers in a brioche bun with a slice of tomato and onion and a good dollop of tzatziki. I made both the buns and the tzatziki myself. If you want to give these a go too just click on the picture below.
Ok my burger buddies, that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this short but tasty post. Lamb is really great as meat for a burger. Lamb is actually the future… ????
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As always, many thanks for reading and until next time…Steve.
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Lamb burgers are a great alternative to the traditional beef burger, and far tastier. Make them at home in no time. Try in a brioche bun with tzatziki. Yum! | theyumyumclub.com
- 1.2 lbs lean lambs mince Metric, 500 grams
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ⅓ cup bulghar wheat Metric, 25 grams
First, get all of the ingredients together.
Next, cook the bulghar as per the packet instructions. This will usually mean boiling for around 15 minutes. Make sure the moisture is pressed out of the wheat before adding to the minced lamb.
Put the lamb mince, spices and wheat into a mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix all ingredients together.
Now, split the lamb mince mixture into 4 even pieces. Use scales if you wish. Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten down to a pattie, or burger.
Next, season each side of the burger and brush with oil. Finally, fry or bbq for 5 minutes each side or until cooked all the way through.
Serve each burger in a brioche bun and garnish with sliced tomato and red onion. Add some homemade tzatziki to finish off. Yum!