These delicious Lamb Burgers on Pita have been a simple, tasty, go-to dinner for my family this summer. The beauty of this recipe is it can can be easily deconstructed so as to give children a choice of what they might like to eat in their own desired combination.
We love to serve our Lamb Burgers as a platter style meal, this gives the kids confidence and control of their meal time which reduces anxiety in them and the whole meal time occasion.
Kid Friendly Lamb Burgers on Pita
- egg and dairy free
- serves a family, twice.
- 2 tbs of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbs of dried rosemary
- 800g of lamb/beef mince
- 1/2 cup of cous cous
- 2 tomatoes
- 3 cucumbers
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 cup of mint
- 1/2 cup of sultanas or dates
- 1 cup of cooked chickpeas
- Pita bread
To make your lamb burgers, simply:
- In a large frying pan, heat the oil and add in the minced garlic and herbs. Stir for a few seconds.
- Add in the lamb mince and brown it off, breaking it up with a spatula so it doesn’t form into little balls.
- While cooking the lamb mince, boil some water.
- Pour approximately 1/2 cup of water over the dry cous cous. Cover it with a lid and let it absorb and “cook”.
- While the cous cous is “cooking”, chop up the tomatoes, cucumbers and grate the carrot. Mix them together with the chickpeas or serve them separately and sprinkle some mint and sultanas over the top.
- When the mince is cooked, spoon it out into a bowl.
- Spoon out the cous cous into a bowl.
- Serve them altogether and let the children stuff their pita breads.
Hot tip: You can also add some tzatziki or yoghurt as a side.
Dietary & Serving Suggestions
For babies – Make additional mince and freeze in individual portions. It can be mixed with other vegetables for a meal.
Gluten free – Served with gluten free bread or wrap and rice instead of cous cous.
Lunchbox and dinner friendly.
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Mandy is the Founder of Little People Nutrition as well as being a mum to 3 little peeps of her own. As a university qualified nutritionist and food scientist she is passionate about children developing a positive relationship with food. Mandy has written a book called ‘At My Family Table‘ to start a conversation between parents/carers and children about food, family and the world. She believes that a great way to build a positive relationship with food is to share a meal together. Food is nutrition and health, but so much more!