I did not win the Woolworths soup competition even though I thought the recipe was amazing. Laura at Woolworths tells me it may be because it is too similar to what they already have on the shelf. I chose to make a beef short rib and carrot soup and not only did it taste good, it looked great in the soup packaging. I am hoping that these lamb burgers are a better entry (read winning) as this time I did a bit more in store research. Our local Woolworths in Somerset West only stocks beef burgers and ostrich burgers. We have been told in the competition brief that there are also boerewors (sausage) burgers but I have never seen them. I love lamb and so chose leg as the cut of meat I would use to make a burger patty. As this is a Woolworths competition, I have only used ingredients sourced from my local store. However, they are common ingredients and should be readily available around the world.
- using meat grinder, grind half of the lamb with a coarse blade, and the other half with a fine blade
- push through a quarter of the onion to make sure all the meat is out the grinder
- finely chop the rest of the onion
- heat the lemon infused olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion, garlic and ginger until soft
- add the cumin seeds and as soon as you can smell the aroma, turn the stove off and allow to cool
- once the onions mix has cooled, add to the meat
- add the egg, the coriander and the anchovies and mix well
- season to suit your palate and shape into 6 x 100g patties
- heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the patties over a low heat, ensuring they are done to your liking all the way through
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