Sweetfire® beetroot are freshly cooked beets infused with Sweetfire® marinade- a tangy mix of chilli, oil, sugar, and white wine vinegar. As well as adding a delicious kick to salads and spicing up cold meats and sandwiches, try it in this St David’s Day-inspired recipe, celebrating the finest spring lamb.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
500g minced lamb
250g Sweetfire® beetroot, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp chopped mint
2 cloves garlic, crushed
100g feta cheese, cut into 4 pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 burger buns or ciabatta rolls
Cherry tomatoes, cut in ½
Finely sliced red onion rings
In a large bowl, combine the lamb, Sweetfire® beetroot, egg, mint and garlic. Season to taste with salt & freshly ground black pepper and mix thoroughly.
Divide into 4 equal portions. Take one portion and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Place a cube of feta in the middle and draw the meat up and over the cheese, moulding it into a burger shape and taking care to ensure the cheese is totally surrounded. Repeat with the other meat portions and set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
When you are ready to cook the burgers, heat a griddle pan (or BBQ) to medium hot and cook the burgers for around 6-8 minutes on each side. Check they are cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle. If it comes out piping hot to touch they are cooked, if not cook for a further minute or so.
Serve the burgers in buns with salad.
For more information and recipes, visit www.lovebeetroot.co.uk
Sweetfire® beetroot are available from Tescos and Waitrose.