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Serves: 4

By mollyroger



  • 1 splash tomato ketchup

  • 1 red onion (very finely sliced)

  • 1 tsp fresh mint (very finely chopped or generous pinch of dried mint)

  • 225g minced lamb

  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 tbsp couscous cooked


  1. Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Squish with clean hands until binding together and well mixed.
  3. Squash into burger shapes.
  4. Fry for 10 mins or until burger is cooked thoroughly all way through.

Handy Hint

This is a really useful way of using up leftover couscous.

Additional Information

  • middle eastern

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Meat

  • Autumn

  • Summer

  • bbq

  • Main Course

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • nbee84 01/06/11 22:59

    Same question about the couscous - 1 tablespoon of 'cooked' couscous doesn't sound like it would do much. Does it add any flavour, bulk it up, add texture or something else?

  • EmergentWriting 26/05/11 18:51

    The recipe says 1tbsp of cooked couscous - is this definitely right? Doesn't sound like a whole lot (well it won't use up much leftover couscous that way, will it?). Or should it be 1tbsp of uncooked couscous so it absorbs some of the moisture in the other ingredients and expands? If anyone can advise, I'd be grateful - I'd like to make them.

  • mollyroger 31/07/09 18:08

    Good fun for children to help make. My 2 don't like couscous but don't notice it in this recipe, enabling me to serve the rest of the couscous for me and dh with a nice, tangy homemade tomato sauce.