Lamb Rosemary and Apple Burgers with Apple and Cider Relish Lamb Rosemary and Apple Burgers with Apple and Cider Relish

Lamb Rosemary and Apple Burgers with Apple and Cider Relish

Lamb, Rosemary and Apple Burgers with Apple and Cider Relish

prep time
15 mins

cook time
25 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean lamb mince
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 medium cooking apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 medium cooking apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated
  • For the apple and cider relish

  • :2 dessert apples, cored and finely chopped
  • 225g/8oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 50g/2oz sugar
  • 30ml/2tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 150ml/¼pint cider

Method

  1. In a large, shallow bowl mix all the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 4 x 9cm (3½inch burgers). Cover and chill for 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the apple relish; place all the ingredients into a large non-stick pan and gently bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve cold.
  3. Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or preheated grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.
  4. Serve the burgers in rolls of your choice with salad leaves, onions and a spoonful of the relish.