Mini Minted Lamb Burgers

Hi guys,

This is such an easy meal to make for the kids and one you can do in advance. I made this while the kids were having their breakfast and these little burgers were firming up in the fridge by the time we were heading out on our school run this morning…which we weren’t late for so it can be done!!

You don’t need many ingredients and definitely nothing fancy so no excuses. We served ours in some pitta’s as quite often my kids find the buns too heavy going but you could use a good old burger bun too! I also like to make these fairly small as i think the big ones can sometimes be a bit daunting for kids to eat and get their mouths around! So yep little burgers for little people!

So start by sweating of half a diced red onion. This is optional but i think cooking the onion down a bit just mellows the flavour a little, so again good for little palates! This is really the only bit of cooking needed!

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Next you need to grab yourself a mixing bowl and throw in the following ingredients:

  • 500g lamb mince
  • Handful of fresh mint – finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mint sauce
  • Handful of breadcrumbs – i used a slightly stale piece of sourdough
  • 1 Garlic clove – crushed
  • 1 egg
  • Your diced red onion
  • Salt and pepper

Mix it all together with your hands.

Next take a small handful and then form it into patties or mini burgers and place on a lined baking tray.

Repeat the process until you’ve used up all of the mixture. You should get mini burgers looking something like this!

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These can then be placed into your fridge to firm up a bit or until you’re ready to start cooking.

Once you’re ready simply pop under the grill for a couple of minutes on either side until browned and just cooked through.

Serve in pittas with some salad and some fresh raita or some tzatziki…and why not add some roasted veggies too for an added veggie boost! Alfie piled these carrots into his pitta with his burger! Needless to say he ignored the sauce/dip on offer!

This photo is taken on a rug on the floor as the kids requested a picnic!…which I thought would mean less time asking Alfie to ‘sit on you bottom’!!!! Yeah that didn’t work!!!…but they did eat the burgers so you take a loss with a win!

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I cooked the carrots with a sprinkling of cornflour which Chloe from cocomamabebe on instagram told me about…it gave the carrots a lovely crunch and crispiness! I also added some garlic powder and some paprika and then baked these in the oven for around 35 mins at 200C

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So yeah that’s it! Easy, tasty and kid approved!!

So as ever just to recap

What you’ll need:

  • 500g lamb mince
  • Handful of fresh mint – finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mint sauce
  • Handful of breadcrumbs – i used a slightly stale piece of sourdough
  • 1 Garlic clove – crushed
  • 1 egg
  • Your diced red onion
  • Salt and pepper

What you need to do:

  • In a large mixing bowl add the above ingredients and then combine with your hand
  • Next take a small handful and then form into a small burger/pattie and place onto a lined baking tray.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining mixture.
  • Cover with some clingfilm or a beeswax wrap and then pop into the fridge to firm up a bit or until you’re ready to cook
  • Once ready simply pop these under the grill for a few minutes on each side until browned and just cooked through.

Serve with some pittas, salad and some mint sauce or to freshen it up a little serve with some homemade tzatziki or raita or as the above with a slightly work in progress cannolini bean lemon and mint dip! I’m working on this so will post when i’ve got it right!

 

See you all next time i hope!

xx

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