As it’s National Hamburger month, I thought I’d try and create a new kind of burger to the traditional ‘cheese burger’. I’m pleased to say that it turned out a success…
200g good quality lamb mince
1 small yellow pepper
small pinch dried chilli flakes
handful of fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic
1 small onion (finely chopped)
Mixed lettuce leaves
2 small tomatoes
Plain flour (for dusting)
4 slices of feta cheese
1 heaped teaspoon mustard powder
Juice of 1 lemon
4 ciabatta rolls
2 slices bread (blitz to turn into bread crumbs)
– makes 4 burgers –
1. roughly chop the onion (keep a few slices back for garnish at the end), garlic and pepper and then using a blender, blend them to a puree with the juice of half a lemon.
2. Add the lamb mince, bread crumbs, egg and mustard powder to the mixture and then using your hands, mix all of the ingredients together
3. Divide the mixture into four and shape into burgers. Dust well with plain flour. Place under the grill on a medium heat and cook until nicely browned on the outside and cooked right through (turn only once).
4. Place the ciabatta into the oven to lightly crisp up. When cooked, smear a good helping of mint jelly onto each of them.
5. Once the bread and burgers are cooked, place in the rolls and layer the burger with the tomatoes, lettuce, sliced onion, crumbled feta and a good squeeze of lemon juice.