Food & Recipes

Delicious Lamb Burgers with Melted Cheese

Lamb Burgers

Three secrets to making the best burgers – top quality mince, the onions sautéed till golden brown and cooked ahead of time and a good splash of chilli oil in the mixture.  

Serves 4 


  • 450g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil till golden and cooled
  • 1 tablesp. scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablesp. chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe)
  • Salt and black pepper

Tomato Salsa 

  • 16 approx. cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 red onions, finely chopped
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 tablesp. chilli oil
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and black pepper


Mix the mince, onion, scallions, chilli oil and seasoning well together.  With wet hands shape into 4 burgers.  Flatten each one down with the palm of your hand until you have a nice even shape.  This way they will cook more quickly and evenly.  Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.  Grill, barbecue or cook on a black ridge pan, until fully cooked, 4-5 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients together. Then place a spoonful of salsa on top of each burger and top with a slice of cheese.  Grill, or cover the barbecue or pan and continue to cook for another minute until the cheese has melted. 

Serving Suggestions

4 sliced of cheddar or blue cheese