Lamb & feta burgers with minty yogurt

Lamb & feta burgers with minty yogurt

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 16

Delicately spiced morsels with a cooling yogurt dip - perfect party food

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Uncooked burgers can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per canape

kcalories
100
protein
8g
carbs
1g
fat
7g
saturates
3g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, leaves stripped and chopped
  • good splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 100g feta cheese, cut into 16 cubes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

For the dip

  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • small bunch mint, leaves chopped

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Method

  1. First make the dip by mixing together the yogurt and mint with a little seasoning, then chill until ready to serve.
  2. Tip the lamb mince into a big bowl with the spices, chilli, herbs, Worcestershire sauce and egg. Season, then get your hands in and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16. Shape into burgers, pushing a cube of cheese into the centre of each and sealing in. Chill until just before your guests arrive.
  3. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the burgers for 1-2 mins until brown on each side, then transfer to a baking tray. Put in the oven for 5-10 mins until cooked through and piping hot. Pile onto a big plate and serve with the dip on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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paula84uk's picture

Easy to make and chill until ready to serve, made them a couple of times now!

jdorsett's picture

I made these for a Christmas party they went down a treat I got Lots of positive comments and none left over

eleanor73's picture
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Really good and everyone loved them. I used dried herbs instead of fresh (but less) and chilli powder as didn't have fresh chilli. I also made harrissa yoghurt as well as mint.

bonkabubbles's picture
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I made these for a wine tasting evening, they went down a storm! Really juicy and full of flavour. will definately make them again! :)

lonziplews's picture
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Really yummy, went down a treat!

lonziplews's picture
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Everyone went mad for these at my cocktail party yesterday. I didn't tell people they were filled with feta and enjoyed their delighted reactions when they bit into it!

clur85's picture
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lovely recipe, i love feta cheese what a great idea filling the burgers with it. Made it into four large burgers and cooked on the george foreman served on pitta and with lots of tzatziki.

catmeena's picture
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Taste great and are easy to make, great for a BBQ or casual dinner party

danbinks75's picture
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These burgers are fantastic. I made 3 mixes and made 4 large burgers from each mix instead of 16 small, and cooked on the BBQ. They went down a treat with my friends and family. They are really moist and just have the right level of heat in them.

twinklyfairylight's picture
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Made these for a dinner party buffet and then again countless times as a 'bigger version' for normal dinners, with pitta bread and salad to serve. Absolutely delicious, the herbs add a fresh kick, just be sure to seal the feta in well.

heathermaybe's picture
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We really loved these, very easy to make though I added a huge bunch of fresh coriander instead of the rosemary as that's what was lurking in the fridge. Will definitely make again.

franniban's picture
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These were lovely, shame the feta came out too much, if you know what I mean? Will definately do again and very easy to do

beautylicious's picture

just made these burgers and they were scrummy! going to freeze the leftover mixture in burger shapes.. ready for next time :)

sarahhill1982's picture

Made this recipe the day before we intended to eat them and refrigerated. Worked really well and we both loved them. Will definitely make again!

twinklyfairylight's picture
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I have made these both as part of a buffet and also larger ones for family meals. They are absolutely scrummy served in warm pitta breads with the mint yoghurt and salad. Give it a go!

jmistovski's picture
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I was a bit dissapointed. they were tasty but nothing i'd want to show off with...

flemishminx's picture
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I equally divided the feta and lamb into 4 portions, then fashioned into burgers. Fried 2 minutes on each side, then finished in the oven for 5 minutes. Served with moroccan bread and a salad . . . heavenly!

moonirules's picture
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DELISH!!!
easy to make, easier to eat!
We ended up with 10, tho they were slighlt irregular sizes.
We also cooked some red onions and gherkins in the pan we'd browned the burgers in which went really well with them.
The tastiest homemade burgers we've ever tasted.

elainegrima's picture
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I cooked these well on a frying pan, and my kitchen smelled of lamb, so I advice anyone trying this recipe to cook in advance (mid day) and then just warm up in the oven under the grill. The lamb lovers loved these, the taste turned out great.

hannah2's picture

The cooking time mentioned in "the Good Food"magazine is too short; if you don`t want partly raw burgers the cooking time is at least 15-20 minutes in the oven. The taste is good and the recipe is easy to make.

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