Lamb burger with beets and halloumi

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 582 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 clove of garlic peeled and chopped finely
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 500 g lamb mince
  • Handful of fresh chopped mint this is optional - but really adds a zing, so well worth adding!
  • 2 slices of Co-operative halloumi cheese
  • 4 sesame seed buns
  • 2 cooked beetroots thinly sliced
  • To serve redcurrant jelly, rocket and potato wedges (optional)


  1. Heat half of the oil in a pan and cook the onion for around 5 minutes - until softened. Next add the garlic chilli flakes, and the ground coriander - cook for a few more minutes.
  2. Put into a bowl to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Add the lamb and mint (if using) to the onion mixture in the bowl, mix well, and then divide into four equal portions and shape into burgers.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in the pan, and fry the burgers for around 5 minutes on each side (in batches if your pan is not big enough). Fry until golden and cooked through.
  5. Fry the halloumi for about a minute on each side until golden. Serve in the sesame bun with the burgers and beetroot slices. Top with rocket and redcurrant jelly. A great accompaniment would be potato wedges.

This easy to prepare recipe was provided by Co-operative Food

Recipe Notes

Don't forget to allow extra time for cooling the fried onion mixture!