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Slow-roasted lamb burgers

You'll need

2.2kg shoulder of lamb 30 ml olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 tsp sumac 6 8cm pieces of Turkish bread, halved 190 gm (¾ cup) hummus 1½ cups (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves 1½ cups (loosely packed) mint leaves 1 vine-ripened tomato, thinly sliced To serve: pickled chilli and turnips (see note)


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Place lamb in a large roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 150C and roast for 2 hours or until meat falls from the bone. Using 2 forks, coarsely shred meat into a large bowl. Add garlic and sumac and stir to combine.
  • 02
  • Toast Turkish bread, spread with hummus, top with herbs, tomato, lamb and pickles and serve immediately.

Note Pickled chilli and turnips are available from Middle Eastern grocery stores and select gourmet food stores.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

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Jan 2007

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