Lamb, Dill & Pine Nut Burger

Lamb, Dill & Pine Nut Burger

Let Your Tastebuds Travel with Australian Lamb

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

Lamb Patties:
500g lamb mince
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp finely chopped dill
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper (to taste)

Toppings and to serve:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
4 tbsp good quality mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
Juice of 1/2 lemon (or to taste)
4 soft burger buns, halfed
120g feta, crumbled
1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated

Method

To make the patties, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste and mix well with your hands to combine until the mixture starts to hold together. Divide into four and shape each into a flat patty that's slightly larger than your bun. Place on a tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
While the patties are chilling, bring vinegar, sugar, 1 1/2 tsp of salt and 200ml of water to the boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, remove from heat, add onion and set aside to pickle. Drain before using.
Mix the mayonnaise, cumin and lemon juice in a bowl to combine and season to taste.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add lamb patties in batches and fry, turning occasionally until browned and still a little pink in the centre (5-6 minutes).
Set aside to rest for a minute.
To serve, toast the cut-side of the buns and spread bases with cumin mayonnaise.
Top each with a patty, feta, pickled onion to taste and lettuce. Place the bun tops on and serve.

Tips:
If the lamb mince begins to stick to your hands while forming the patties, try wetting your hands with a small amount of water.
Try using lamb leg steaks, lamb rump steaks, or lamb backstrap (eye of loin) as an alternative to mince.

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