Home Made Spicy Lamb Burger for National Burger Day:
Burgers are one of the easiest things to make yourself. And, home-made burgers taste SO much better than the pre-made ones you can buy in the shops, perhaps because you can season them to your own taste or perhaps because you can use excellent quality meat as I did to make this Welsh Lamb Burger. I love the sweetness of Welsh lamb – it makes the perfect spicy lamb burger for me.
I developed a bit of a taste for blue cheese burgers after I was invited to try the special burger at Ed’s Easy Diner the other week. So, I was secretly rather pleased to be asked to take part in a National Burger Day challenge by Welsh Lamb. I love lamb burgers – the sweetness of good quality lamb works really well with a little cumin and cinnamon. Welsh lamb is particularly well flavoured and succulent, it has a PGI rating (protected geographic indication) to reflect something special that can only come from a region where the grass is green and where traditional farming methods are used.
I add chopped onions and breadcrumbs. If you want a gluten free option you can leave out the breadcrumbs and those with fussy members of the family might prefer to add caramelised onion rings when making up the burger rather than adding to the basic burger mix. You can obviously cook these on a barbecue if the weather is good too.
The Castello Blues Burger slices make it easy to add a crumbly cheese topping to your burger. And, once again I love the flavour. I added a dollop of some home made damson chutney to my burgers, something which paired really well with the cinnamon and cumin spicing and which helped to bring out the sweetness of the meat.
If, like me, you are generally cooking for one or two people, these burgers can be frozen before they are cooked. Just layer them between baking parchment in a freezer box, to make it easy to take out the number you want. So here’s my recipe for a spicy welsh lamb burger. Enjoy, but do feel free to adapt the spices to your own taste!
Disclosure: My expenses to make this lamb burger and some of the ingredients were provided by Welsh Lamb