Thursday, 13 June 2013

Moroccan lamb burgers.

I can safely say that The Burger, published by Love Foods is my favourite cook book purchase of the year and I probably have made more recipes out of this book than any other cook book this year. This burger takes inspiration from North Africa, Morocco to be exact. The combination of harisa paste for the seasoning, cumin seeds and paprika gives the aroma of the Middle East when seasoning the meat. The burger, as with all of the burgers in this book is super easy to make and I placed my burger in a lovely pitta bread and topped it with tzatski sauce, which, when eating it reminded me of my holiday to Tunisia as this is the sort of cuisine that is eaten there. I recommend this dish for a perfect mid week meal and for those who fancy a change from their usual burger recipe.
Here is how my Moroccan lamb burgers turned out:
Moroccan lamb burgers

Moroccan lamb burgers
Makes 4
550g fresh lamb mince
1 onion, grated
2tsp harrisa paste
1 garlic clove, crushed
2tbsp mint
1 tsp paprika
oil, for greasing
4 pitta breads, warmed and split
red onion slices
shredded lettuce leaves

a tub of tzatski

1) Combine the lamb, onion, harissa sauce, garlic, mint and paprika. Season to taste with alt and pepper, mixing well with a fork. Divide into four equal-sized portions and flatten the patties about 2.5cm/1 inch thick. Cover and leave to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2) Heat the grill and add 2 tbsp of oil to the frying pan. Cook each burger for around 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
3) Stuff the burgers into warmed pitta breads with the onion, lettuce leaves and a spoonful of the tzatski. Serve immediately.



  1. I've been having the darndest time finding good quality lamb here in the states. I would love to try this recipe. I think I'll pin it for now and continue my search!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Miss C. Louise

  2. These look absolutely gorgeous - all my favourite things and the spicing is perfect - you've made my mouth water!

  3. looks delicious & mouthwatering!


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