About this recipe: The advantage of making your own burgers is that you know exactly what's in them – and they can look and taste better too! An orange and raspberry relish adds a lovely fresh flavour to these juicy lamb burgers as well as lots of vitamins. Serve with a green or mixed salad.
Make turkey burgers with an orange and summer fruit relish. Use minced turkey instead of lamb, and flavour with the zest of ½ lemon and 4 tbsp chopped parsley in place of the nutmeg and thyme; omit the breadcrumbs. Serve in toasted sesame buns, with rocket leaves and a relish made by simmering 100 g (3½ oz) frozen summer fruits until thawed, and mixing with 1 tbsp caster sugar and the chopped orange.
Although lamb still tends to contain more fat than other meats, changes in breeding, feeding and butchery techniques mean that lean cuts only contain about a hird of the fat that they would have 20 years ago. More of the fat is monounsaturated, which is good news for healthy hearts. * Using granary baps instead of white ones doubles the amount of fibre. The bread also provides B-complex vitamins, iron and calcium. The seeds also help to reduce the rise in blood glucose. * A fruity relish gives a huge bonus of protective antioxidants, and provides useful amounts of potassium and fibre.
Excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B12. Good source of copper, iron, niacin, selenium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc. Useful source of calcium, folate, potassium, vitamin B2.