Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Lamb Burgers and a quick meal

But before that, a picture of my daughter Naomi with her husband Eamon and the gorgeous Maeve.

She's just over two months old, bless.

Right then; to the food.

I had 250g of Lamb mince left over from my Lamb with spices meal of a few weeks ago. As there were some of the Cheese and Onion rolls left and we're trying to be healthy we thought we'd have Lamb burgers with salad. The healthy bit comes from the absence of fries!

To give the burgers a twist I took 50g of Sage and Onion Stuffing mix and added 2 tablespoons of homemade Mint sauce.

This I mixed into the meat, making two burgers.

To keep the fat content down I baked them for 25 minutes on a mesh over a pan at 180°C, all the fat drained out.

I made a salsa from Pepper, Onion, Carrot and Celery, dressing it with a mixture of Olive Oil, Agave, Balsamic Vinegar and Wholegrain Mustard.

The cooked burgers went onto the split rolls and was served with the salsa and some watercress.

The quick meal was for Wednesday, we had various appointments through the day, ending in a hospital visit for me to get the results from my scope. 

Informally I've been told everything is not too bad, this was to discuss the treatment plan.
It meant we would be out at evening meal time so we wanted a quick meal for lunch.

Instant Chickpea Korma with Almonds and Raisins. Not my normal sort of cooking but very effective in a hurry. I had a few spare onions and peppers from the salsa so I put them in to start things off, together with a chopped mushroom.

No finesse here, When they were soft I just tipped everything but the rice into the pan and heated it up. 

I didn't use all the Raisins or Almonds, just a few of each. 

The rice cooks in the bag in the microwave. And then it's ready. Add a homemade Onion Bhaji and some Mango Chutney and you're ready to go.

I also saw my first bluebell of the year when I was walking the dog. Had a job focusing on it in the breeze.

I think you get the idea.


  1. What a cute cute cute young family. Now, I need that salsa recipe too. Can't hold out ya know....

  2. It's just chopped Celery, Pepper and Onion, plus grated carrot. The dressing is equal parts Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and Agave (or Honey) and Wholegrain Mustard to taste. All mixed together.

  3. Your lamb burgers look delicious. I just love lamb, and some leg of lamb just last week. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for the comment, they were delicious!!

  4. These look so good! Cute baby too! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!