These BBQ Lamb and Maple Burgers Will Be a Family Favourite

Ingredients 

FOR THE LAMB AND MAPLE BURGERS 

  • 500g lamb mince 
  • 1 diced onion 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste) 
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon whisky 
  • 1 egg 
  • Salt and pepper 

FOR THE MAPLE BBQ SAUCE 

  • one can tomato sauce 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons + 3 teaspoons tomato paste 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons + 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste) 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons + 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 3 teaspoons paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper 

TO SERVE 

  • 5 brioche buns 
  • 1 sliced red onion 
  • 1 sliced tomato 
  • Lettuce broken into leaves
Method: 

FOR THE MAPLE BBQ SAUCE 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat.  
  2. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until thick and glossy, then transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.  

FOR THE BURGERS 

  1. To make the burgers, add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well by hand.  
  2. Shape the mixture into 5 even patties and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.  
  3. Cook the patties on preheated BBQ for around 2 – 3 minutes per side.  

 

Chef’s tip: to ensure the burger patties don’t stick, drizzle the meat with some oil before placing on the BBQ.  

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