Simple lamb, apricot and coriander burgers

15 July 2013

These burgers are quick and easy, taking just 15 minutes to prepare. The flavoursome mince mixture can also be shaped into balls and used as meatballs or put onto metal skewers and served as kebabs.

Preparation time

15 minutes plus chilling time

Cooking time

20 minutes




  • 450g/1lb lamb mince
  • 25g/1oz dried apricots, finely chopped,/li>
  • 25g/1oz shelled pistachio nuts or almonds, finely chopped (optional)
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped coriander or mint
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.

2. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 4 x 9cm/3½inch burgers. Cover and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.

4. Serve the burgers in a burger bun with a salad garnish and a selection of relishes.

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