Mix ground lamb and soft cheese into juicy patties, then pan-fry and form into rolls with a tzatziki sauce and caramelized onions.
These delicious lamb, spinach and ricotta burgers are sure to satisfy your taste buds. The combination of tender ground lamb and creamy soft cheese creates a flavorful patty that is juicy and juicy.
After being perfectly fried, the burgers are assembled in a bun with a delicious tzatziki sauce. This spicy and refreshing sauce perfectly complements the rich flavors of lamb and ricotta.
To take these burgers to the next level, we add a generous helping of caramelized onions on top. The onions add a touch of sweetness and a nice caramelized texture that enhance the overall flavor experience.
Are you ready to treat yourself to a delicious burger that is both unique and incredibly tasty? Try these lamb, spinach and ricotta burgers for a delicious twist on the classic.
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus 2 tsp
- 4 small onions, 2 halved and finely chopped, 2 grated
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 200g baby spinach leaves
- 300g minced lamb
- 3 tbsp ricotta
- 6 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
- ½ small packet of mint leaf, finely chopped
- 4 cored rolls (or gluten-free alternative), halved
- 1-2 large tomatoes, sliced
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan.
- Add the sliced onions and cumin and season.
- Cook gently for 20 minutes until golden brown and caramelized.
- Meanwhile, place the spinach in a colander and pour a kettle or two of boiling water over it to wilt it.
- Squeeze the spinach as dry as possible, chop roughly and place in a large bowl.
- Add minced meat, grated onion, ricotta and spices.
- Mix thoroughly and then form 4 burgers.
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the burgers for 8-9 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Mix yogurt, mint and spices in a bowl.
- Spread some on each bun.
- Add the tomatoes and burgers and top with the onions.
- Add an additional dollop of yogurt and serve.
Equipment and tools
- frying pan
- Mixing spoon
- Barbecue or grill
This recipe contains dairy (ricotta and Greek-style yogurt) and gluten (rolls). Please ensure these ingredients are suitable for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
Leftover lamb, spinach and ricotta burgers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They can be reheated in a pan or in the microwave. It is not recommended to freeze these burgers.
Health Benefits of Lamb, Spinach and Ricotta Burgers
Lamb, spinach and ricotta burgers are not only delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and their individual properties that contribute to a nutritious meal:
Lamb is an excellent source of protein, essential for building and repairing tissue in our bodies. It also contains essential amino acids that promote muscle growth and strength. Additionally, lamb is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, vitamin B12, zinc and selenium, which support energy production, immune function and overall well-being.
These burgers contain 200g of baby spinach, which provides a significant boost of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K. Spinach is also rich in iron and fiber, which is beneficial for maintaining a healthy blood and digestive system.
Ricotta cheese is a low-fat dairy product that adds creaminess and flavor to burgers. It is a good source of calcium, essential for strong bones and teeth. Ricotta also contains whey protein, which supports muscle recovery and development.
Greek style yogurt
Adding Greek-style yogurt not only improves the taste but also brings several health benefits. Yogurt is a probiotic food that supports a healthy gut by encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria. It is also a great source of calcium, protein and other nutrients necessary for bone health and muscle function.
Mint leaves not only provide a refreshing taste but also provide various health benefits. Mint is known for its digestive properties and can help relieve indigestion and stomach discomfort. It is also rich in antioxidants, which have been linked to reducing inflammation and promoting overall well-being.
Sliced tomatoes not only add a touch of freshness and flavor, but also provide several important nutrients. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and helps the body absorb iron. They also contain lycopene, an antioxidant known to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
By combining these ingredients, Lamb, Spinach and Ricotta Burgers provide a well-rounded meal that supports muscle health, bone strength, digestive function and overall well-being. Enjoy these delicious burgers knowing that they not only tantalize your taste buds, but also provide essential nutrients for your body.