Express grilled lamb burgers


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes4 burgers
*PLUS Barbecuing Time: 10 minutes
Express grilled lamb burgers

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  • 1/2 small red onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 2 eggs

  • 500 g ground lamb, or beef

  • 2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves, or 1 tsp dried rosemary

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Oil grill, then preheat barbecue to high. Finely chop onion half. Mince garlic. In a medium-size bowl, whisk eggs. Add meat. Sprinkle with onion, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Using a fork or your hands, mix just until blended. Overworking ground meat toughens it. Divide mixture into 4 portions and shape into 1-inch- (2.5-cm-) thick burgers, about 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) wide. Place burgers on barbecue. Close lid and grill until burgers feel firm, from 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve on buns or with salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 269, Protein 22.4g, Carbohydrates 4.1g, Fat 17.5g, Fibre 0.6g, Sodium 380mg.

Kick off the season with a tribute to the summer's favourite barbecued food -- the burger. Rosemary brightens up the lamb and our Lime-laced Spicy Yogurt Sauce adds zing.