Lamb burgers with good things

Saturday lunch requires something easy and tasty, as the weekend mornings are often full of busyness and household chores. These lamb burgers fit the bill at our place, and they are packed with wonderful ingredients like garlic, pine nuts, chilli and cumin. Served on turkish bread with roasted capsicum, hummus and a minty fresh greek yoghurt, they are a universe away from a fast food burger and a million times better. You can roast your own capsicums and make your own hummus, but good quality store bought ones are great too, and then pulling these burgers together is a breeze. Your family will love them and be ready for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon.

Serves 6

500 g lamb mince
1 egg
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 finely chopped long red chilli
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
sea salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon pine nuts

1/2 cup greek yoghurt
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup hummus
1 cup roasted red capsicum, cut into strips
2 cups fresh rocket leaves
6 turkish bread rolls, or 1 turkish pide cut into 6

In a medium bowl, mix together the mince, egg, onion, garlic, chilli, cumin seeds, parsley, pine nuts and a good seasoning of sea salt and black pepper. Form into 6 portions and shape into rounds with your hands and then pan fry over medium heat in a non stick pan for about 6 minutes per side, until cooked. While the burgers are cooking, finely chop the mint and stir through the greek yoghurt. Serve the burgers on the rolls with the hummus, capsicum, minted yoghurt and rocket. It will be messy, but glorious.

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