Homemade Lamb Burger with Pitta Bread

Moreish mint yogurt and warm pitta bread make a brilliant accompaniment for David Massey's big flavoured lamb burger
By David Massey
Homemade Lamb Burger with Pitta Bread
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 170 g minced lamb
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, lightly toasted in a pan
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • salt, and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • handful of coriander, finely chopped
  • zest of 1 limes
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • warm pitta bread, to serve

For the mint yoghurt:

  • 1 tsp mint sauce
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt


1. Combine all the ingredients for the burger in a mixing bowl and form into a burger.

2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the burger for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. The burger is best served pink, but you may cook further if you wish.

3. Combine the yogurt and mint sauce together in a small bowl.

4. Serve the burger with warmed pitta bread and the mint yogurt.

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