Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers Recipe | Legendairy

Middle Eastern Lamb Burgers


4
Easy
30 MINS
40 MINS

The grated pumpkin twist to the burgers adds a slight sweetness to the burgers that marries impeccably to the saltiness of the haloumi in these burgers.

INGREDIENTS

Tomato yoghurt Sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato relish or chutney
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 200g reduced fat natural yoghurt
Lamb Burgers
  • 500g lean lamb mince
  • 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup dried wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
For Serving
  • olive oil spray
  • 180g haloumi cheese, sliced
  • 4 wholegrain or sourdough rolls, toasted
  • 1 small Contintental cucumber, sliced
  • 2 cups baby cos lettuce leaves, to serve

METHOD

  1. Mix together relish, harissa and yoghurt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine all the burger ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Form the mixture into 4 burgers.
  3. Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat and cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes each side until browned. Transfer to a baking paper lined oven tray and bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Wipe out the frypan with absorbent paper and heat over medium heat. Pan-fry haloumi for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  5. Serve the Lamb Burgers on toasted rolls with haloumi, Tomato and Harissa yoghurt, lettuce and cucumber.

NUTRITION (PER SERVE)

Energy (kj) 2352
Protein (g) 46
Fat, Total (g) 20.1
Saturated (g) 9.8
Carbohydrates (g) 46.2
Sugars (g) 12.3
Dietry Fibre (g) 5
Sodium (mg) 1845
Calcium (mg) 433
Iron (mg) 6.1

HANDY TIPS

Burger patties and yoghurt sauce can be made the day before and kept covered in the fridge. To reduce the saltiness of haloumi, soak in a little milk for about 10-15 minutes before patting dry and cooking. Burgers can also be cooked on a BBQ and haloumi on a BBQ plate if desired.

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