Sunday 13 March 2011

Lamb and Feta burgers

With loads of changes going on recently, I have somewhat neglected the blog and been sticking to recipes I have made before, with little enthusiasm for making anything new.  But, I did manage to find some time to make some of these burgers.  I normally make my own burgers as they taste much nicer than shop bought or frozen ones but they are normally made from beef.  Then I came across these Lamb and Feta burgers on the Weight Watchers i-phone app, which I thought was a brilliant combination and don't know why I hadn't thought of it before since I really like Greek food.  The recipe below serves 4 (or 2 hungry people!) and each serving (with Tzatziki and pitta) is 11 pro points

To make the burgers you will need:
  • 500g lean lamb mince (125g per person)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mint
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Pitta Bread (if you are on WW use WW wholemeal pitta breads)
  • 1 tablespoon shop bought Tzatziki (or make your own if you can be bothered)
  • 85g Feta Cheese, crumbled
In a large mixing bowl, add the lamb, onion, garlic, mint, parsley and feta.  Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and season with a little salt and pepper.  Mix everything together - get  your hands in there and squish it all about!!

Once mixed together, separate the mixture into four equal pieces.  Take one piece and roll it into a ball, then flatten it out between your hands into a burger shape.  Repeat with the other 3 pieces.

Place the burgers on a baking tray and set to one side.  Place your pitta bread under a medium grill to warm through for a couple of minutes.  Remove from the grill and place the burgers under for around 10 minutes - turning after 5 minutes.

Once cooked, cut each burger in half and serve 2 halves in a pitta bread (it fits better that way!)with whatever salad you fancy and a tablespoon of Tzatziki.  Yum!! 

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