Those who know me know that I find it hard to resist a good burger.
I often felt we were on the burger tour of America on our recent trip to the US as we ate so many! Not quite one a day, but close. Some were great, some were average, some were downright dreadful.
Few, if any, were as good as a homemade burger. Especially a lamb burger. You control the meat and what goes in it, you control the toppings, you control the amount and the type of sauce, mayo, butter, other bits.
For the record, butter DOES NOT belong on a burger. EVER.
I really don’t know why I don’t make homemade burgers more often. They are quick and easy, and far cheaper than buying them from the local fast food joint.
We have eaten beef, chicken and lamb burgers this week for lunch. As we’re on holidays and have Mr13 with us, my goal was to find quick, easy and nutritious meals that we all enjoy, that don’t require the cook (i.e. me!) to spend much time in the kitchen, and that dirty as few dishes as possible.
Burgers tick all boxes.
These lamb burgers took about 30 minutes from start to eat, and about 15 minutes of that involved me sitting outside with a good book while I “supervised” the BBQ doing the hard work. Bliss.
For these I used about 500g of lamb rump steak (I think that was the cut), as it has a bit of fat. I trimmed some of the fat, cut it into cubes, and minced it in my Thermomix (yes, I brought my Thermomix on holidays with us 🙂 ). You could also mince it in a food processor, or just buy 500g of lamb mince.
I also made my own breadcrumbs, which I always do, as they are so much nicer than the commercial ones.
If you are not sure if you have the flavours right, make a mini burger (about the size of a 10c piece) and cook it – that will let you know if you need to add any more spices or seasoning.
These lamb burgers were a huge hit, and very filling.
What are your favourite burger combinations?