Lebanese kibbeh burgers
  • Servings: 4
  • 1/2 cup burghul (see note)
  • 3/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 Turkish bread rolls, split, toasted (or small pita bread)
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 200g hommus
  1. Place burghul in a bowl and cover with cold water. Stand for 10 minutes. Pour into a sieve. Stand for 20 minutes to drain. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Finely chop 1/4 cup parsley. Add to burghul with mince, green onion, mint and egg. Using clean hands, shape mixture into four 2cm-thick patties. Place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Place tomatoes, pine nuts, remaining cup parsley leaves, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl. Season with pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook lamb patties for 4 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  5. Top bread roll bases with spinach, tomato salad, patties and hommus. Cover with bread roll tops. Serve.
  6. Notes & tips: Burghul (or bulgur) is also known as cracked wheat. You can find it in the health food aisle of your supermarket.
I came across this recipe online and tried it the other day...it is DELICIOUS! You can also substitute Lamb for Beef...tastes just as good.