Lamb burgers seasoned with herbs are a tasty alternative to traditional hamburgers made with beef.
Serves: serves 4
- 1 slice whole-wheat bread with crusts removed
- 1 lb (500 g) ground lamb
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- a good pinch of dried oregano
- a good pinch of dried thyme
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Soak the bread in water, then squeeze out the excess.
- If you have a food processor, put in all the other ingredients and process them briefly-chop the onion finely first.
- If you don't have a food processor, mix the ingredients by hand. Crumble the bread into a bowl with the lamb. Add the onion. Beat the egg and add it. Add the herbs, salt, and pepper, and mix.
- This mixture can be left to gather flavor for 2-3 hours, or you can leave it all day in the refrigerator in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
- When you're ready to cook, heat the grill to maximum, shape the lamb mixture into patties, oil the broiler pan, and broil for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Some supermarkets sell low-fat, ready-ground lamb, or you can buy fillets and mince them in a food processor.
Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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