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Welsh Lamb Moussaka Burgers

Welsh Lamb Moussaka Burgers are the perfect quick and easy mid week meal for lovers of Moussaka!
Course Main
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword aubergine, Burger, moussaka
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Camilla Hawkins

Ingredients

  • 500 g minced lamb
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 slices aubergine about 8mm wide
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 4 slices mature Cheddar
  • 4 brioche burger buns
  • rocket leaves
  • red onion rings
  • tomato slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to fairly hot (not highest setting).
  2. Place minced lamb in a bowl along with the tomato paste, onion and garlic.
  3. Sprinkle on the cinnamon, allspice, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Use your hand to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  5. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball and flatten to the size of your burger bun.
  7. Place burgers on a grill pan lined with foil and grill for about 14 minutes turning occasionally until cooked through.
  8. Meanwhile heat 2 tbsp of oil in a griddle pan and fry the aubergine slices for about 3 minutes a side until golden and cooked through.
  9. Place a slice of Cheddar over each burger and grill until cheese melts. You can also add your burger buns to the grill pan if you wish to have them toasted (keep an eye on them)!
  10. Finally assemble your burger in the bun using the rocket leaves, onion rings, tomato slices, moussaka burger and slice of griddled aubergine.
  11. Serve with ketchup or tzatziki.

Recipe Notes

Handy tip: pop the burger mixture into a large round pastry cutter and flatten with with your fingers for the perfect round burger.