Whole mushroom, lamb and bacon burgers

Whole mushroom, lamb and bacon burgers.
Whole mushroom, lamb and bacon burgers.  Photo: James Moffatt

A quick, juicy burger with flavourful lamb and tasty portobello mushrooms.


500g lamb mince

1 carrot, finely grated

1 onion, finely grated

2 tbsp finely chopped oregano

1 tsp each ground coriander, salt and pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

12 slices streaky bacon

8 sprigs, oregano

4 large portobello mushrooms, stems trimmed

4 milk buns, halved and lightly toasted

½ cup aioli

2 cups mixed lettuce 


1.Combine the lamb, carrot, onion, oregano, coriander, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix well to combine. 

2. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. Press a mushroom, stalk facing up, into the centre of each patty, pressing the mince around the top of the mushroom. 

3. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 4 minutes each side or until crisp. Set aside. Add the oregano sprigs to the pan and cook for 30 seconds or until crisp. Set aside. Add the burger patties to the same pan, mushroom side up, for 4 minutes. Carefully turn and cook for a further 4 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

4. Spread aioli on cut sides of buns. Place mixed lettuce on the base. Top with bacon and burger patties and crispy oregano. Enclose with the bun lid and serve.