Spicy mini lamb burgers recipe

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10 min


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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