The Optimus Lamb Burger

by Edwan S. on Thu, September 18, 2014

We made this burger for a TV show sometime back, and now we’re sharing it here! This lamb burger is seriously super delicious and dead-simple to make. It’s so good we named it after a robot!

Deliciousness is the right of all sentient beings...

Serves 2 people

The mint cuts down the richness of the lamb.

Alternatively, you can ease back on the richness of the lamb by serving this with a hot, piquant sauce like Tabasco or sriracha.

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The Optimus Lamb Burger


  • Preparation
    10 minutes
  • Total
    250g minced lamb
    1 Tsp chilli flakes
    1 Tbsp mint leaves, chopped
    2 shallots, sliced
    A bit of water
    1 Tsp sugar
    Some feta cheese, crumbled for topping
    Some arugula or rocket, for topping

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1. First, sprinkle the sugar in a hot pan and let it caramelize, about 2 minutes. Add in the shallots and a bit of water. Cook until soft and browned. Set aside.

2. In a bowl, gently mix the lamb, chilli flakes and mint leaves. Form two patties and cook them in a hot pan for 3 minutes each side, or until deeply browned. Keep warm.

3. Toast the buns with some oil or butter then assemble the burgers: bun, arugula, patty, onions, feta cheese, bun.

4. Eat with gusto. Say 'ROLL OUT!'