Greek-inspired lamb burgers

Greek-inspired lamb burgers


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the lamb, shallots, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, mint and seasoning.
  2. Form the mixture into six evenly-shaped patties, flattening them a little with your hand so that they are of a uniform thickness.
  3. Pre-heat the barbecue then cook the burgers for 8-10 minutes until well browned, turning them occasionally.
  4. Serve in the warmed and split pitta breads, smeared with tomato paste and filled with lettuce, sliced vine tomatoes, crumbled Feta and a dollop of mayonnaise.



Make sure you don't use mince which is very lean: the fat adds flavour, moistness and helps to hold everything together


1kg (2lb 4oz) minced lamb
3 or 4 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
55g (2oz) fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
To serve:
6 pitta breads
6 tsp sun-dried tomato paste
A small butterhead or soft lettuce
3 vine tomatoes
175g (6oz) Feta cheese, crumbled
6 tbsp mayonnaise


Time: 15 mins
Serves: 6
Nutrition: n/a