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Lamb burgers with fruity relish

The advantage of making your own burgers is that you know exactly what's in them – and they can look and taste better than any takeaway. An orange and raspberry relish adds a lovely fresh flavour to these juicy lamb burgers as well as lots of vitamins. Serve with a green or mixed salad.

Lamb burgers with fruity relish
Reader's Digest

Ingredients

  • 400 g lean lamb mince
  • 1 carrot, about 125 g, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup (55 g) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 wholemeal hamburger buns
  • salt and pepper
  • shredded lettuce to garnish

Orange and raspberry relish

  • 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) fresh or thawed frozen raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat the grill. 
  2. Put the lamb into a large bowl. Add the carrot, onion, breadcrumbs, nutmeg and thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix roughly with a spoon. 
  3. Add the egg and use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape each portion into a burger about 10–12 cm in diameter, or about 2.5 cm bigger than the diameter of the hamburger buns. 
  5. Brush both sides of the burgers with oil, then put them in the grill pan. 
  6. Cook for 4–5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
  7. Meanwhile, make the relish. Cut the peel and pith from the orange with a sharp knife and, holding it over a bowl to catch the juice, cut between the membrane to release the segments. 
  8. Roughly chop the segments and add them to the juice. 
  9. Add the raspberries and sugar, lightly crushing the fruit with a fork to mix it together.
  10. Split the buns and toast briefly under the grill.
  11. Put a lamb burger in each bun and add some lettuce to garnish and a good spoonful of relish. 
  12. Serve with the remaining relish.

Serves 4
Preparation: 30 minutes


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