Lamb Mince Patties with Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup bulghur wheat or couscous
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 500g HORIZON lean lamb mince
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt, pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • About 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • A little oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts

Tahini Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • About 1/3 cup water
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Add boiling water to bulghur or couscous. Let stand 10 mins.
  2. Mix mince with garlic, onion, seasonings, herbs and spices. Add bulghur. Add tomato juice, beating well. With wet hands shape 6 flat patties (8cm diameter).
  3. Heat frying pan on moderate/low; lightly oil it. Cook patties 5 minutes each side.

Tahini Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients except parsley.
  2. Warm gently, stirring until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat. Cool.
  4. Add parsley.

Garnish

  1. Dry-fry pine nuts for a minute or until golden.

Serve patties with sauce, pine nuts, fresh bread and a salad.

Makes 6 patties