There is nothing better on a warm evening than eating a huge burger that has just come off the BBQ grill.
This recipe uses some classic mediterranean ingredients – lamb, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes – and they give the burgers so much flavour. I also completed the trip around the Med by using some turkish bread as the buns.
I made 4 big burgers from the quantities below. Actually, they were huge!
If you don’t have any lamb mince (ground) then you can use beef or even turkey instead.
Ingredients – serves 4:
- 500g/1 lb lamb mince (ground)
- 100g/3.5 oz feta cheese, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 8-10 sun-dried tomatoes, finely sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 4 turkish bread rolls
- 4 tbsp mayonnaise
- 4 Cos lettuce leaves, shredded
- 2 small carrots, grated
- Put the lamb, feta, onion, tomatoes, garlic and rosemary in a large bowl and mix to combine. (I use my hands to do this as I find it easier to get all the ingredients to mix.)
- Form 4 large burger patties and place them on a plate. Cover in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Spray either a BBQ grill or a large frying pan with some cooking spray and then heat.
- Cook the burgers for 7-8 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
- Split the rolls and spread each side with some mayonnaise.
- If your sun-dried tomatoes are packed in oil then you could also drizzle a little of the oil over the rolls.
- Put the shredded lettuce and carrot on the rolls, then top each with a burger.
- Serve and enjoy!