Moroccan Lamb Burgers

Moroccan Lamb Burgers

  • 35 mins
  • 14 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbs pine nuts
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs ground lamb
  • 4 tbs dried apricots, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 pita breads, split lengthwise
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • For the Cucumber Mint Yogurt:
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 tbs fresh chopped mint
These Moroccan inspired lamb burgers are seasoned with garlic, pine nuts, coriander cumin and dried apricots and are served with a delicious cucumber and mint yogurt.

  • Heat the oil in a pan and cook the garlic for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  • Add the pine nuts, and cook for a further minute.
  • Stir in the spices and cook them briefly, then cool the mixture slightly.
  • Place the lamb, apricots and seasoning in a bowl, then add the cooled spice mixture and combine well.
  • divide the mixture into four equal portions, then shape into patties.
  • Prepare a barbecue, or broiler pan to cook the burgers.
  • Brush the rack with a little oil and coo the burgers for 6-7 minutes on each side or until desired doneness is achieved.
  • Mix together the yogurt, cucumber and chopped mint.
  • Warm the pita bread.
  • To serve place some lettuce and a burger in each pita pocket, then spoon some of the yogurt mixture over.

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