Herby lamb burgers with beetroot mayo

Herby lamb burgers with beetroot mayo

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Lamb and mint is a classic flavour combination, made even better with contrasting beetroot relish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal490
  • fat32g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 400g lamb mince



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 1 small red onion, ½ grated, ½ thinly sliced
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • handful mint, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 cooked beetroot, finely chopped



    A favourite in 1970's British salads (served cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a…

  • 4 bread roll
  • couple handfuls watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…


  1. Mix the lamb, grated onion and herbs in a bowl with some seasoning, then divide the mix into 4 and shape into burgers.

  2. Heat a griddle pan until hot, rub the burgers with oil, and cook for 5-6 mins on each side, or until cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise and beetroot with some seasoning. Fill the bread rolls with some watercress, a burger, a dollop of beetroot mayo and a few onion slices. Serve immediately.

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Comments (11)

anne55's picture

We made these with good quality lamb mince and plenty of mint. they were really delicious and the beetroot mayo made them really special. We had homemade oven chips and salad. Yum.

BeverleyBeavers's picture

The burgers are easy to make but not particularly special, however, the beetroot mayo was a real 'find' and I will be using that again.

kathrynv's picture

Tasty, quick and simple - what more could you want from a midweek supper?

louisezzz's picture

Really delicious and quick to make, made it twice now and will make again.

broadhaven's picture

Sorry forgot to rate

broadhaven's picture

Once again Good Food has come up trumps!! Very quick and tasty although we don't eat bread so just made a salad and some new potatoes. Delicious ( sorry not the rival magazine :-)) )

hicksalison's picture

Easy to make and smelt heavenly whilst cooking. Also made the baked skinny fries which were lovely. A definite keeper!

jessyb00p's picture

What a wonderful recipe! The herby burgers brilliant but the star is the beetroot mayo! I Love it! I now have it as a side to any meal with chips, bacon butties. Truely Yummy. Even my boyfriend liked it and he's not a fan of beetroot.

vivaves's picture

An addendum to my main comment....I have used the beetroot mayo as a side to many a dish, the latest revelation being hotdogs (bog standard pork sausages) with fried onions in sub rolls, with a big dollop of beetroot mayo. It is AMAZING.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Dead easy to make and tasted great.

vivaves's picture

I really enjoyed this dish. I was initially worried that it might need some cheese to jazz it up (was toying with adding a slice of halloumi to each burger) but it was absolutely lovely as it was, so I was very pleased. I fried the burgers in a little veg oil; although I do have a griddle pan, experience has taught me to avoid using it if I don't want to spend the entire night trying to clean the blasted thing. This recipe is definitely a keeper, we don't eat meat very often in this household but when we do we like to enjoy it, so this does the job. I served the burgers in homemade sesame buns with some roasted potato wedges seasoned with oregano and cayenne, and a massive salad. Lush.

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