Lamb Burgers with Fruity Relish

Have you ever tried a lamb burger? You may never look at a beef version the same after trying this version, subtly flavoured with nutmeg and thyme, and topped with onions and grated carrots.

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Cooking time: 10 minutes

Type of meal : | Main Courses | Main Courses

Special diet :


450 g (1 pound) lean ground lamb
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 whole-wheat English muffins
Shredded lettuce

1 orange
1/2 cup fresh or thawed frozen raspberries
2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Preheat an oven broiler or grill.
  2. For burgers, put the lamb into a large bowl. Add the carrot, onion, breadcrumbs, nutmeg, and thyme, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well.
  3. Add the egg and use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 patties. Brush both sides of the burgers with oil, then put them in the grill pan. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.
  5. For relish, cut the peel and pith from the orange with a sharp knife, and, holding it over a medium bowl to catch the juice, cut between the membranes to release the segments. Roughly chop the segments and add them to the juice.
  6. Add the raspberries and sugar, lightly crushing the fruit with a fork to mix it together.
  7. Split the English muffins and toast lightly. Put a lamb burger on each muffin, then add some lettuce and a generous spoonful of relish. Serve with the remaining relish.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 20:26:46 — Original ID:874