Luscious lamb burgers

September 18, 2013

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

My son gave me a wonderful present for Mothers Day earlier this year – a day at The Goodwood Hotel spa. Loved my treatments but it is the lunch I remember most. We had lamb burgers made from Goodwood Estate meat and they were super-delish. This is my version if you fancy a change from beef:

Luscious lamb burgers

(Please excuse inelegant presentation but Husband was very late home from work, so only had time to take a quick pic otherwise he might have died of hunger!)

Luscious lamb burgers


212 cals each

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 tsp finely chopped rosemary needles
  • 1kg lean lamb mince (10% fat)
  • 2 packs of oven bottom muffins
  • Mayo, sliced tomatoes, salad leaves, tommy k – whatever extras take your fancy (if you have them, a few pomegranate seeds are great). I served mine with lambs lettuce and a generous helping of roasted new pots/red onions.
  1. Crush the garlic, rosemary, 1 tsp salt and ½ -1 tsp pepper with a pestle and mortar to make a paste. Add to the lamb and mix together.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8, then shape into round burgers. Grill 8-10 mins, turning frequently, until cooked to your liking. When burgers are almost ready, split the muffins and grill on cut side only.
  3. Assemble, serve and you’ll be in burger heaven. A dollop of fat free Greek yoghurt mixed with diced cucumber (if you want to play it cool) or a dollop of harissa paste (if you don’t) also goes well.

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