Spicy mini lamb burgers recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: medium
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 680 kCal 34%
Fat 32g 46%
  -  Saturates 11g 55%
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    • 500g lean lamb mince 
    • 1 red onion, coarsely grated
    • 1-2 fresh red chillis, finely chopped
    • 6tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
    • 200g natural yogurt
    • 1⁄2 cucumber, deseeded and coarsely grated
    • Juice of 1 lemon
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    • 1tsp each ground cumin and ground coriander
    • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
    • 2x250g bags Express Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice
    • 100g cashew nuts, toasted
    • 1tbsp olive oil


    • Mix together lamb mince, ground cumin and ground coriander, onion, breadcrumbs, 1⁄2 the chilli and 2tbsp coriander. Season and shape into 12 mini burgers. Chill for 10 mins.

    • Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the cucumber and 2tbsp fresh coriander. Season and chill.

    • Cook the rice according to pack instructions, then toss through the remaining chilli and fresh coriander, lemon juice and cashews and season.

    • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add burgers and cook for 3-4 mins each side, until cooked through. Serve with the rice and yogurt.

    Top tip for making Spicy mini lamb burgers

    Serve with green beans to get 1 of your 5-a-day.

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