Lamb Burgers with Minted Yogurt

We have planted a herb garden!  We love it so much.  I wanted to use some mint and what goes better with mint than lamb?  This recipe is a beautiful Greek inspired meal that is thrown together in a jiffy. The lamb patties are even more delicious than you would imagine.  The mix itself is so versatile. This week we are in the mood for burgers, but they also make great lamb patties with a side salad (even better than burgers, unexpectedly – because it lets the flavour really shine), or as meatballs on matchsticks with side yoghurt garlic dipping sauce.  These are HANDS DOWN my favourite rissole/burger patties.  I absolutely love them.

Ingredients

Lamb Patties

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 100g frozen spinach, thawed and drained of any water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (we used 3 but we are garlic addicts)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 brown onion, diced.
  • 1 heaped tsp rosemary
  • 2 heaped tbs crumbed feta
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Minted Yohurt

  • 200g Greek or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, torn into smaller portions
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced

Potential Spins

Leave out the feta, or experiment with different herbs and spices to your taste. They could also be served meatball-style with orzo/risoni, sun dried tomatoes and pitted olives with the yoghurt sauce stirred through for something different – I should try that…yum….

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix together with your (clean) hands.  Messy fun.
  2. Form into whatever size patties/balls you want.
    Ready to cook!  They will keep (covered) in the fridge for a couple of days
    if you don’t want to cook them all at once.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan.
  4. Cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through. We like it low and slow, you can cook it faster on higher heat if you like.
  5. Combine yoghurt ingredients in a small bowl, stir.
    This sauce is so simple and so good.

     

     

  6. Serve however you want to eat them 🙂

 

Our Take Aways

These rissoles pack a flavour punch. We had them as burgers the first night which was nice …

Burgers in progress..
Yum

but they were so much better as just rissoles with minted yoghurt with a side salad of lettuce, tomato, capers, feta, red onion and carrot with French dressing.  No photos – sorry – we didn’t realise it would be as photo worthy as the burgers.  I think I will stick to serving them as rissoles from now on.  So very very tasty. Omanomanomanom.

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