So the Rugby World Cup is looming and we South Africans are all about supporting our “BOKS”. Our company decided to kick off an industry competition called “Build a Bok Burger”. The burgers had to have green and gold in them and have a South African Rugby Theme. Naturally, I didn’t want to do a normal beef burger. I started researching and combining all sorts of different recipes and came up with the LAMBIE BURGER. A Lamb burger named after a South African Rugby Hero – Pat Lambie. It was a hit and won the competition! Whoop!! The flavours are awesome and the tzatziki and sweet peppers compliment the lamb beautifully!
Have a TRY at the Lambie PAT-tie! (yes, yes…uber cheesy!)
700g Lamb Mince (I used lamb sausage and took the casing off)
1 tsp Dried Oregan0
1 tsp dry sherry
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar (you can use white wine vinegar)
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
4 cloves garlic – crushed
1/2 cup spring onions
1 TBSP chopped fresh mint
2 TBSP bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
5 Mini Panini
1 tub Tzatziki
Fresh mint leaves to garnish
2 yellow bell peppers
- Mix the lamb mince, egg, Oregnano, sherry, vinegar, chilli flakes, garlic cloves, spring onions, fresh mint, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl and shape into patties.
- Slice the pepper into slices and place on an oven tray. Baste with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Put the peppers under the grill until a nice char is formed.
- Grill the patties on a braai (barbeque) or under a grill in the oven until done.
- Slice the mini paninis in half, butter each half and toast slightly on the braai or under the grill.
- To assemble the burgers, place a generous amount of tzatziki on one half of the panini, then place the slices of grilled yellow pepper and then the pattie and garnish with some fresh mint leaves and cover with the other half of the panini.
- ENJOY with an ice cold beer watching the Ruggers!!