Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Makes 4
Flavour minced lamb with mint and cumin for a burger with a difference. Stuff into pittas with houmous, pomegranates and peppers

Nutrition and extra info

  • burgers only

Nutrition: per pitta burger

  • kcal675
  • fat28g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre8g
  • protein38g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 400g can chickpea, drained
  • 200g tub low-fat houmous
    Houmous in a pot

    Houmous

    hoom-iss, hum-iss

    A staple of Middle Eastern diets, this is a purée of cooked chickpeas, flavoured with tahini (a…

  • 2 roasted red peppers, from a jar, wiped dry, then finely chopped
  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • small bunch mint leaves, half chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

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

  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • drizzle of 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…

  • 4 large pitta breads
  • 100g tub pomegranate seeds
    Pomegranate

    Pomegranate

    pom-ee-gran-at

    Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…

Method

  1. Lightly crush the chickpeas in a large bowl with a potato masher. Tip half into another bowl, mix with the houmous and peppers, then set aside. Add the mince to the remaining mashed chickpeas, along with the chopped mint, the cumin seeds and some seasoning. Mix with your hands until well combined, then shape into 8 small burgers.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the burgers – or fire up the BBQ and brush the burgers with oil – and cook for 5 mins on each side until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, toast the pitta bread. Split each pitta in half and fill with some red pepper houmous, the remaining mint leaves, 2 burgers and some pomegranate seeds.

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AnnSt
28th Jun, 2015
Make your own hummous. Blitz can chickpeas, 1 avocado and zest juice 1 lemon with salt and splash of water Made burgers. Did them in the oven. Yum yum. Easy!
fayewakefield
17th Aug, 2014
5.05
Really enjoyed these- freeze well so worth making a double batch.
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maxineacikgoz
8th Aug, 2014
5.05
Just enjoyed this for a sociable dinner. Easy, delicious and has inspired me to try making different houmous flavours. Will definitely be making this again.
pennyreynolds
14th Jun, 2014
Really easy and very tasty. I left out the pomegranate seeds as I didn't have any but the other ingredients combined to make a moist tasty pitta filling. Saved recipe to use again
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