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Gourmet Lamb Burger Recipe

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by M Ed (subscribe)
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Published June 20th 2011


With the gourmet burger market becoming increasingly popular, you'll be surprised how easy it is to recreate some of your favourites at home for a fraction of the cost. In fact this simple recipe shows you how you can feed a family of four for the same price as a single gourmet burger from your local burger bar.

This is a great dish to whip out on a Friday night with your friends and a sure-fire way to get the kids to eat their vegetables. Overall it's a simple, delicious and healthy version of the popular convenience meal. Set aside about 15 minutes to prepare your ingredients, cook and construct these mouth-watering burgers.

Ingredients

Lamb Patties

500g Lamb Mince
1/2 Brown Onion
1 Large Clove of Garlic
2 Eggs
2 Tb Spoon Flour

Burger Filling
1 Large Tomato
1/2 Red Onion
4-8 Slices of Tasty Cheese
4-6 Lettuce Leaves
1 Avocado

Dressing
1 Small Tub of Natural Yoghurt
Mint Jelly

4 Bread Rolls

Method

1. In a bowl combine finely chopped garlic and onion with lightly beaten egg.

2. Add flour and lamb mince then mix well, don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

3. Divide lamb mixture into four even parts and with hands, mould each part into a round patty. Don't flatten your patty too much so it stays nice and juicy after cooking.

4. Drizzle a small amount of oil (preferably olive oil) into a fry-pan and cook patties on a medium heat. Depending on the size and thickness, they will be ready after 4-6 minutes on each side.

5. While your lamb is cooking, chop all your fillings ready to place into your burger, you may wish to embellish with bacon or other favourite fillings.

5. Mix the yoghurt with one or two teaspoons of mint jelly to make your dressing.

6. Construct your burger and serve straight away, this dish can also be complemented with a side of healthy homemade wedges.

Handy Tips

If you are eating alone or only require a couple of burgers, you can freeze the extra patties and cook them at a later date for an even quicker meal.

A wooden skewer can be put through the middle of your burger if you are over-generous with your fillings and feel like your masterpiece is going to topple over.

If you prefer an alternative dressing; barbeque sauce, tomato relish and mayonnaise also work well with this dish.
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Why? You don't need to pay through the nose for a gourmet burger
When: Anytime you want a quick and healthy meal
Where: At home
Cost: Approximately $15 for four serves
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