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    Homemade lamb and cumin burger with red onion marmalade

    A tasty and satisfying supper and ready in 45 minutes

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 500g essential Waitrose lamb lean mince (typically 10% fat)
    • 1 tbsp ground cumin
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 4 essential Waitrose White Floured Baps
    • Wild rocket, to serve


    1. Mix the lamb with the cumin, shallots, garlic and season. Shape into 4 patties and chill until ready to cook.
    2. For the marmalade, heat a tablespoon of the oil in a small frying pan, add the onion and cook gently for 15 minutes until softened but not browned. Stir in the sugar and vinegar and continue to cook gently for 5 minutes until golden.
    3. Preheat the grill. Brush the burgers with the remaining oil then grill for 5–6 minutes each side until the burgers are cooked through. Toast the rolls and arrange a handful of rocket on top then sit a burger on the rocket with a spoonful of the onion marmalade.

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    Cook's tips

    Try Ras el Hanout spice mix in place of the cumin in your lamb burgers.

    Drinks recommendation

    Lamb burgers are delicious with a red that has a hint of spice alongside ripe fruit flavours with a well-balanced structure: Waitrose Douro Valley Reserva Quinta da Rosa, Portugal.


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