Scotch Lamb Burgers with Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges and Guacamole Dip

Scotch Lamb Burgers with Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges and Guacamole Dip

Serves 4


  • 500 g Scotch Lamb PGI mince

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 beef tomato, sliced

  • 1/2 small bag mixed baby leaf salad

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced

  • 4 burger buns

  • 2 large sweet potatoes

  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp crushed chilli flakes

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Handful of fresh coriander

  • Feta cheese (optional)

  • Salt and pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Place the Scotch lamb mince into a bowl and add the chopped coriander and mint. Mix well.
  3. Divide the lamb into four equal sized portions,  shape into balls then flatten into burger shaped patties. Use your thumb to press a slight indent into the centre of each burger. Cover with cling film and chill for around half an hour.
  4. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into wedges. Place in a baking tray with the oil and spices and give everything a good mix then spread them out in a single layer. Cook for around 25-30 minutes till golden brown, turning half way through cooking.
  5. For the guacamole: scoop the ripe avocado flesh into a bowl along with the juice of a lime and roughly chopped coriander plus a pinch of salt & pepper. Use a hand held stick blender to whizz everything together.
  6. Around 15 minutes before the wedges are ready take your patties out of the fridge. Season the patties with salt and pepper on both sides.
  7. In a hot pan, add a little vegetable oil. Place the patties into the pan and leave them to cook on one side for around 2 minutes. Turn and brown the other side. You can continue to cook them in the pan until they’re ready by turning every couple of minutes for around 6 minutes. Alternatively, transfer them into the hot oven after browning and allow them to cook for around 6-8 minutes.
  8. Serve the burgers in a bun with some crumbled feta cheese, a slice of beef tomato, some baby salad leaves and ketchup and mayo. Place the guacamole into a serving bowl and the wedges onto a large platter and allow everyone to help themselves while it’s all piping hot.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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