Avoca Lamb Burger

Perhaps my most favourite lamb burger recipe, but made extra special with an additional salsa to top the whole creation.

Avoca Lamb Burger

Avoca Lamb Burgers with Fiery Tomato Salsa

adapted from A Year in Avoca

serves 4


454g minced lamb
1 egg, lightly whisked
2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
1 small onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, de-seeded and diced
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
20g fresh mint
1 tsp ground cumin

1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 small red onion, very finely diced
1 small red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or coriander
sea salt & black pepper

To Serve
4 ciabattas/ baps
Baby spinach leaves
Manchego or strong cheddar cheese
Garlic mayonnaise
Slices of red onion


1) Place the lamb, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, chilli, cumin and herbs in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and divide the mixture into 4 burgers.

2) Fry or grill the burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side until the burger is cooked through.

3) Meanwhile, combine all the salsa ingredients and mix well.

4) Place the burgers on ciabatta with salad, cheese, red onion and garlic mayonnaise, and topped with the tomato salsa. Serve with side salad and potato wedges.


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