Fancy a burger? On a diet? Go on have one. As long as it’s this one. Succulent, juicy and delicious you will simply not believe this is the kind of food you can eat on a diet.
Minty Lamb Burgers
2 tablespoon Mint jelly
4 tablespoon Dry wholemeal breadcrumbs
350 g/12 oz Lean lamb mince
1 Medium onion, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
For the dressing:
1 tablespoon Mint jelly, softened
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh mint
4 tablespoon Low-fat natural fromage frais
5-cm/2-inch Cucumber, finely diced
Small piece of cucumber, sliced
2 Large tomatoes, sliced
4 Wholemeal baps, split
Place the lamb in a large bowl and mix in the onion, breadcrumbs and mint jelly. Season well with salt and pepper, then mould the ingredients together with your hands to form a firm mixture.
Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form each portion into a round measuring 10 cm/4 inches across. Place the rounds on a plate lined with baking paper and leave to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the grill to medium. Line a grill rack with foil, securing the ends under the rack, and place the burgers on top. Cook for 8 minutes, then turn the burgers over with a spatula and cook for a further 7 minutes, or until the burgers are cooked through.
Meanwhile, make the dressing. Mix the fromage frais, mint jelly, cucumber and chopped mint together in a small bowl. Cover with cling film and leave to chill until required.
Drain the burgers on kitchen paper and serve inside baps with sliced tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and the dressing.
It’s absolutely savory, slightly sweet, and fresh! It’s the perfect combination and will most likely end up on your weekly menu a lot. Cheers!