I've been trying out a Paleo diet for the last couple of weeks, in an attempt to try and get various health problems under control. So far, it's going brilliantly - once you get used to not adding breadcrumbs and flour to everything you cook.
Like burgers. I've been eating quite a lot of burgers (without the bun).
These ones have a real savoury flavour, helped along by the olives and red onion - perfect partners for the lamb. I love them, and they're suitable too for anyone following the Paleo or Auto Immune Protocol diets, or anyone really who likes lamb.
Lamb, Red Onion and Olive Burgers (Paleo and Auto Immune Protocol-Friendly)
Makes 8 smallish burgers
500g organic lamb mince
2 fat cloves garlic, chopped
1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
9 black pitted olives, roughly chopped into small pieces
salt and black pepper
1tsp olive oil (or solid fat if you're on Paleo/AIP diets), for frying
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and gently fry the garlic and red onion until just softened. Set to one side to cool down and then tip into a bowl with the lamb mince , the chopped olives and a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Divide the mixture into 8, and form into little burger-shaped patties.
You should have a slick of oil in the pan from frying the onions and garlic, so heat the pan up again and fry the lamb patties (in batches) for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through and browned on the outside. Serve hot, with some freshly cooked greens, or if diet allows, some hummus, salad and pitta breads.