Moroccan lamb burgers with tomatoes, houmous and pitta recipe

By Kate Belcher

  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 35 minutes
  3. Rating

Spice up your barbecue with some North African know how.

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Moroccan lamb burgers with tomatoes, houmous and pitta

Ingredients

  1. 800g lean lamb mince
  2. Small bunch spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  3. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  4. 11/2 tsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed (if you can’t get seeds, use 1/2 tsp ground coriander)
  5. 4 pitta breads
  6. 8 ripe plum tomatoes, sliced
  7. 2 shallots, finely sliced into rings
  8. Small tub good-quality houmous
  9. Fresh mint leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. 1. Put the mince into a large bowl. Add the spring onions, paprika and coriander and season well. Mix together using your hands, then shape into 12 mini burgers. Pop on to a large plate, cover and set aside.
  2. 2. Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat. Toast the pitta on the griddle until golden on each side, sprinkle with sea salt and set aside to cool. Cook burgers in 2 batches on the hot griddle for about 5 minutes, turning once, until golden all over yet a little pink in the middle. Set aside.
  3. 3. Divide the tomatoes and shallots between 4 plates and season. Thread 3 burgers on to a wooden skewer and rest 1 on each tomato salad. Serve with a generous dollop of houmous, a toasted pitta and a few mint leaves scattered over.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 602kcals, 22g fat (8.5g saturated), 51g protein, 53g carbs, 8.2g sugar, 1.8g salt

Wine Recommendation

This can take a soft, juicy red or a full-flavoured Czech lager.

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