Spicy mini lamb burgers

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Essentials magazine, spicy mini lamb burgers
Essentials magazine, spicy mini lamb burgers
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    plus 10 mins chilling time
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

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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

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


  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the cucumber and 2tbsp fresh coriander. Season and chill.
  3. Cook the rice according to pack instructions, then toss through the remaining chilli and fresh coriander, lemon juice and cashews and season.
  4. 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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 680(kcal)
  • Fat 32.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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