Lamb and Tzatziki Burger

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  • 800g lamb mince
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • Handful fresh mint, chopped
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and form into burgers. Set aside to blend all the flavours and braai when ready. Oil the burger before grilling to your liking, turning a few times. Serve your lamb and tzatziki burger with pickles, tomato and lettuce.

Tzatziki sauce

  • 120g cucumber
  • 150g full cream Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Grate the cucumber and place in a sieve. Add some salt and mix. Place over a bowl and let the excess liquid drain from the cucumber. Let it stand for about an hour. Squeeze any excess liquid you can from the cucumber and add to a bowl with all the other ingredients. Season with pepper and set aside until ready to serve. Make this sauce early so the flavours blend for a better result.

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