Lamb and Harrisa Spiced Burgers

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To be a legend is easy. To become that legend takes hard work and pure dedication” Rafael Nadal

 

This delicious grilled Lamb and Mint Burger with Harissa sauce was an absolutely tremendous dish to have post run.

Whilst we should limit the amounts of red meat that we eat to only once a week if possible, it is important that we still consume some, especially Lamb.

Lamb contains lots of L-Carnosine and is a huge source of protein whilst also being densely packed with nutrients.

It also has a suprising amount of Omega 3 fatty acids and some healthy fats.

Spinach is VERY low in Calories and fats and is probably the next best greenvegetable we should eat after Kale. The leaves contain one of the highest reccommended levels in terms of controlling cholesterol.

On a day whereby you consume Spinach,  its leaves already contain 25% of your recommended daily iron intake 💪. It also improves eyesight, aids the retaining and maintenence of bone matrix and maintains good blood cells and blood pressure whilst boosting your metabolism.

You will notice that I do not consume red meat only on the rare occasion every so often. This is because the process involved in getting the meat on to our supermarket shelves is very damaging to our environment.

 

½ seedless cucumber, peeled and grated ( 6 Calories, 0g Fat, 2g Carbs, 1g Protein)

½ cup 0 fat Greek yogurt ( 110 Calories, 1g Fat, 10g Carbs, 17g Protein)
1 tablspoon chopped fresh dill ( 43 Calories, 1g Fat, 7g Carbs, 3g Protein)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint ( 5 Calories, 0g Fat, 0g Carbs, 0g Protein)

1 tablespoon Harissa spice ( 80 Calories, 2.75g Fat, 7.25g Carbs, 3.75g Protein)

1 clove garlic, crushed in a garlic press ( 4 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Carbs, 0g Protein)

500g 10% fat NZ lamb mince ( 965 Calories, 55g Fat, 5g Carbs, 115g Protein)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cumin ( 4 Calories, 0.5g Fat, 0.5g Carbs, 0g Protein)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( 3 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Carbs, 0g Protein)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper ( 125.5 Calories, 1.5g Fat, 32g Carbs, 5g Protein)
Olive oil, for the grill

1 large ciabatta bun, sliced ( 194 Calories, 3g Fat, 33g Carbs, 8g Protein) 
1 Tomato sliced ( 20 Calories, 0g Fat, 3g Carbs, 1g Protein)
1 red onion sliced ( 38 Calories, 0g Fat, 8g Carbs, 1g Protein)
1 cup fresh baby spinach ( 23 Calories, 0g Fat, 4g Garbs, 3g Protein)

 

1) Grate the Cucumber and mix in a bowl with the Greek Yoghurt And Harissa spice.

2) Mix the Lamb mince, salt, garlic, mint and other spices in mixing bowl and shape in to a large Burger patty.

3) On a medium-high heated grill, cook until medium well.

4) Toast the Ciabatta bun until lovely and crispy.

5) To serve, place the Burger on top of one half of the Ciabatta and top with the Harissa and Yoghurt sauce

6) Top with the sliced red onion, tomato and a handful of spinach leaves and place the Ciabatta lid in place.

7) Serve with a large handful of the remaining Spinach leaves.

 

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