Friday, 2 January 2015

Rockin' Hero Burger

After all the fancy food fandango and elaborate meal prep of Christmas and New Year celebrations, I just want to sink my teeth into a burger. A Rockin' Hero Burger.

Rockin' Hero Burger
slightly adapted from here
Makes 8

For the Lamb Patties:
1kg freshly ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh rosemary
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Tzatziki Sauce:
2 Continental cucumbers, peeled and deseeded and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups Greek yoghurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

To Serve:
8 soft poppy seed burger buns
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
100g feta, crumbled

Make the Lamb Patties:
Combine all the patty ingredients in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into 8 even portions, roll each portion into a ball, then flatten into a burger shape. Lay them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour, or up to eight hours before grilling.

Make the Tzatziki Sauce:
Put the cucumbers into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Strain through a cheesecloth to remove the liquid. Combine the strained cucumbers with the rest of the Tzatziki ingredients and mix thoroughly. Set aside.

Grill the Patties:
Heat a grill pan to high and grill the patties for about 2 - 3 minutes a side or until done to your liking. I like mine still a little pink in the centre.

Cut the buns in half, lay a burger on the bottom, top with halved cherry tomatoes, a big dollop of Tzatziki Sauce and some crumbled feta. Place the tops on and eat.


  1. I'm going to need one of these on my plate/in my face ASAP.

  2. Gosh that looks good! My boyfriend too is in need for a burger since all the food we ate during the celebrations!! I think I'm going to make some soon :)

  3. Love the combo of tasty, healthy patties and Tzatziki. I'm Gluten free but would eat this with a small side salad. Yum!
    Skinny Jeans Mum

  4. Yum!! I bet these would also be amazing on homemade bread!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Definitely agree, go the burger! Perfect with a beer in this ridiculously hot weather. The tzatziki sounds absolutely delicious... I could eat that by the spoonful ;)

  6. Sorry if you get this message twice, but I think my first comment didn't go through. Okay - onto more important things. BURGER. Perfect with beer in this hot weather. I could eat that tzatziki with a spoon... yum.

  7. I just know I'll be a hero when these show up on Chris's dinner plate. I guess he deserves some extra love because he had to go back to work a week earlier than me ;)