A stress free family dinner in our household is when everyone gets a breadroll, tortilla or flatbread then I put out some plates of various fillings for everyone to help themselves to. That way the boy meat eaters are happy. And the girl vegetarians are happy. Even the adults are happy because we can add the chilli or caramelised onions that kids don’t like.
If we have leftover chicken from a roast then I like to put out tortillas, greek yoghurt, thinly sliced red onion, grated cheese, shredded lettuce or baby spinach. The kids love to pick and choose. Burgers are similar. This lamb burger is great for adults but I know all the kids won’t eat everything in it so everyone is free to pick and choose.
I know molding hamburger patties is not labour intensive but I love this hamburger press. There are 6 compartments for 6 hamburger patties and there are 6 people in my family so it is perfect! I lay them all out on the bench and can fill them all evenly before pressing the burger. Then I can stack them up and pop them in the fridge until just before dinner.
lamb burgers with minted yoghurt
1/2 cup greek yoghurt
a good handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
a few chives, finely chopped
500g lamb mince
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 egg lightly beaten
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
hamburger rolls or 1 long loaf of turkish bread cut into individual pieces
red onions, thinly sliced or caramelised onions
Combine the greek yoghurt, mint, chives and some sea salt and pepper. Set aside.
Combine lamb mince, onion, garlic, cumin and egg in a bowl and mix to combine. Shape and form into 4 – 6 burger patties. Cook on a pre-heated BBQ over high heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked through.
Cut the rolls or turkish bread in half and toast on the BBQ.
Top with the minted yoghurt , lamb burger and toppings of your choice. I had the works and it was well worth it!