Who said smash burgers have to be all beef? Lamb makes an exciting alternative to your burger patty especially when accompanied by marinated pickled beetroot and feta in a good quality bun. Talk about juicy goodness!

Course Main Course
Cuisine british
Keyword bao buns, beetroot, burger, feta, lamb, smash burger
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author jacksmeatshack


For the beetroot marinade

  • 1 handful pickled beetroot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp mint
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 lemon

For the burger patty

  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mint


  • 2 burger buns
  • 1/2 block feta


  1. Pre heat your grill to 230C and insert a flat cooking surface such as a soap stone or plancher. if cooking on the hob you can use a cast iron skillet or similar.

  2. To marinade the beetroot add the olive oil, mint, cumin into a bowl. Finely chop the parsley and add along with the juice of the lemon. Add the beetroot and set aside.

  3. To make the burger patties finely chop the red onion and the parsley and add to a mixing bowl with the cumin and mint and mix well with your hands.

  4. Divide into four balls of approximately 125g each and add to the preheated grill. After about 30 seconds, use a piece of baking paper and burger press or large spatula to smash the ball of meat into a thin patty. See the video for a visual on how to do this.

  5. After approximately 1 minute flip the burgers to cook he underside. Add the pre cut buns to toast.

  6. Remove all items from the grill and assemble your burger as so:

    bun, beetroot, patty, beetroot, burger, crumbled feta, bun.

    Now enjoy!

Recipe Video