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Welsh Lamb Burger

Welsh Lamb Burger with Blue Cheese and Damson Chutney

A great lunch or evening dish, freezable and preparable in advance.  Can be cooked on a barbecue.  Serve hot..

Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Burger, Chutney, Lamb, spiced
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 609 kcal


  • 400 g Welsh Lamb Mince
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 50 g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder or a good dash of tabasco
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Damson Chutney or another sweet fruit chutney
  • 4 Medium slices Castello Burger Blue Cheese Slices Or blue cheese of your choice
  • 4 Brioche Burger Buns
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil (or perhaps a little less)


  1. Gently fry the onion in a little oil for about 10 minutes, till soft and just starting to caramelise
  2. Mix together the mince, egg, spices and seasoning and breadcrumbs. I find this easiest to do with my hands so that all the spices are mixed through the meat mixture properly

  3. Form into patties. I made 4 chunky burgers, but if you prefer a smaller burger, you could probably make six with this amount of mince

  4.  Cover with cling film and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest

  5. Heat a good quality frying pan, like the Oxo Good Grips pan, over a medium flame. Carefully add a little oil and then the burgers. Cook on a high heat for a minute, then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes (depending on whether you want your burger pink in the middle). What you are looking for is a nice char on the outside, without overcooking the meat.
  6. Turn the burgers over, turn the heat up to seal and cook for a minute. Then reduce the heat and place a slice of cheese on each patty

  7. Continue to cook over a low heat till the cheese starts to melt (another 3 minutes or so)

  8. Meanwhile, split the brioche buns and grill on the cut side until golden brown

  9. Make up the burgers by placing each patty in a bun then topping with a good teaspoon of chutney.