Mediterranean Burgers

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

Method:

  • 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!

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