Recipe developed by Alanna Marise
Preparation Time: 15 minutes, Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 6-7 Burger Patties
While my partner and I often have salad buns for lunch with ham, lettuce, cheese and tomato, we have not had homemade burgers for dinner in a long time, and I thought it might be fun to do something different, and easy.
We decided to make lamb burgers, and as our parsley is growing quicker than we can use it at the moment, I decided it was a good idea to do a herb mix to put with the meat. Burgers, as always are delicious, but it was nice using lamb instead of typical beef and it did make the whole meal feel a lot healthier. I have outlined the recipe below, definitely try it out and let me know what you think!
For the patties –
- 700 g lamb mince
- 1 handful parsley, coarsely chopped
- 2 t cumin
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 c coarse breadcrumbs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 t lemon or lime juice
For the buns –
- Pack of six burger buns
- 6 handfuls of mesclun salad mix
- 6 T aioli
- 6 T dijon mustard
- 12-14 cucumber slices
- 12-14 tomato slices (approximately two medium sized tomatoes)
- 12-14 slices edam cheese
- 1 red onion, diced
1 In a large bowl combine all the pattie ingredients, and mix bare-handed until fully combined. Wash hands.
2 Lay out the cheese on one side of the buns and turn the oven onto 180 degrees celsius on grill.
3 Roll a large handful of the pattie mixture into a ball, then flatten and add to a hot frying pan. Sear on both sides until crispy, then turn the heat down to cook the patties through.
4 Grill buns until edges are crispy and the cheese has melted, crisped and browned a little bit. This should only take 2-3 minutes.
5 In a small frypan, fry the onions in 1 T olive oil until crispy and translucent. This should only take about 5 minutes.
6 Compile buns with one pattie each, a handful of mesclun salad leaves, 1 tablespoon each of dijon mustard, aioli and red onion and a couple of slices of each other bun ingredient.
Have you tried this out? Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts if you give this a go! (@lana_holla and #splatteredapron) I would love to see how yours turns out!