MINTED LAMB BURGERS & SWEET POTATO FRIES

I woke up yesterday morning and I literally felt like I couldn’t face another day on my diet. Actually I feel like this everyday but yesterday was difficult. So against my better judgement, I decided to trade in the gym for a trip to Tesco where I proceeded to buy copious amounts of chocolate, peanut butter cups and cake. I also made these burgers which were pretty amazing.

Minted lamb, caramelised onions, ciabatta rolls… DELICIOUS. I felt like a beached whale afterwards (I ate both of the burgers) but I had no regrets. 

Mint and Lamb are a great combination. I’m also using a cool garlic and mint yogurt dressing which compliments EVERYTHING. This burger can be made up to 24 hours in advance, and just cooked when needed. They hold together better when chilled before cooking. 

Notes

Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Inclusive of Cooking)
Serves: 2 People

Ingredients

Minced Lamb (250g)
Ciabatta Rolls (2)
Red Onion (1/2, chopped)
Fresh Mint (15g)
Sweet Potato (400g)
Dried Oregano (1tsp)
Ground Cumin (2tsp)
Garlic (2 Cloves)
Natural Yogurt (135g)
Salt
Pepper
Sugar

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200c
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into chips leaving the skin on. Spread evenly onto a baking tray and coat with 2 tbsp of oil, the dried oregano and a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar. Place into the oven for 30 minutes or until crispy.
  • In a bowl, add the minced lamb, chopped onion, one clove of garlic, cumin, half of the mint, salt and pepper and mix with your hands and form two patties. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, add the yogurt, remaining garlic, remaining mint and a little salt and pepper. Mix well. Set to the side.
  • Check on the sweet potato fries, turn over.
  • In a pan, add a little oil and heat. Bring the patties out of the refrigerator and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. Make sure they are cooked through and nicely charred. While doing this, add the ciabatta rolls to the oven to warm for 5 minutes. 
  • Once the fries are ready, assemble the burgers and add the yogurt dip to the top.

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Tips

Cut the remaining half of the red onion in to slices, add to a frying pan with a pinch of sugar and salt and caramelise on a low heat for 20 minutes. This tastes great on the burgers. 

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