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Harissa lamb burger with mozzarella
Lamb can be a little on the fatty side, so it works well with lots of spices. This is a burger for the braai or kitchen grill, and it has a good kick of heat.
Easy/prepare ahead/Freeze (Burger only) Ready in 40 minutes Serves 4
1 to 2tbsp olive oil red onion, finely chopped 500g minced lamb
1tbsp harissa paste
1tsp dried mint
1tsp ground cumin
500g mozzarella, sliced
TO SERVE 4 burger buns, rocket, slices of red onion, sliced tomato
1 Heat a little of the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened, then remove from the heat. Mix together the lamb mince, harissa paste, mint, cumin and cooked onion in a bowl. Season. Form into four burgers and chill for 15 minutes.
2 Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying or griddle pan over a medium heat. Cook the burgers for 5 to 6 minutes on each side until nicely browned and cooked through. (To braai, sear on the hottest part of the grill on both sides, then move to the side to cook through.) Top each burger with mozzarella and leave to melt for a few minutes while on the heat. Allow to rest for a few minutes.
3 Toast the cut side of the buns on the griddle or braai. Layer the rocket, onions and tomato, and top with burgers and buns. Serve with chilli mayo or mustard. Per serving: 3 519 kilojoules, 49g fat (26g saturated), 43g carbohydrate