Delicious Lamb Burgers with Melted Cheese and Tomato Salsa

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  Delicious Lamb Burgers with Melted Cheese and Tomato Salsa

 Three secrets to making the best burgers – top quality mince, the onions sautéed till golden brown and cooked ahead of time and a good splash of chilli oil in the mixture  

Delicious Burgers with Melted Cheese

Serves 4 


  • 450g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil till golden and cooled
  • 1 tablesp. scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablesp. chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe)
  • Salt and black pepper
Tomato Salsa 
  • 16 approx. cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 red onions, finely chopped
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 tablesp. chilli oil
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Mix the mince, onion, scallions, chilli oil and seasoning well together.  With wet hands shape into 4 burgers.  Flatten each one down with the palm of your hand until you have a nice even shape.  This way they will cook more quickly and evenly.  Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.  Grill, barbecue or cook on a black ridge pan, until fully cooked, 4-5 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients together. Then place a spoonful of salsa on top of each burger and top with a slice of cheese.  Grill, or cover the barbecue or pan and continue to cook for another minute until the cheese has melted.

Serving Suggestions

4 sliced of cheddar or blue cheese

Chilli Oil 

This is a really useful dressing to have on hand, it will spice up lots of meals – lamb cutlets, steaks, pasta sauces etc.

Whizz 2-3 chillies, chopped, including seeds; 1 red pepper, chopped; 2-3 cloves garlic; handful coriander; 250ml oil; and seasoning in the processor.  Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 44g 

Carbohydrates: 45g 

Fat: 37g 

Iron: 4.7mg 

Energy: 684kcal