Beef and walnut patties with sumac yoghurt sauce

Beef and walnut patties with sumac yoghurt sauce

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Once again, I have started trying new delicious recipes with well-balanced healthy food ingredients from well-known chefs. This recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook ‘Simple’. It is a very easy and tasty dish. In addition, you could cook it in bluk and have the leftover for tomorrow’s lunch.

Serve 3

Ready in 40mins


  • 60g unsalted walnuts (or unsalted almond)
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 500g lean beef mince (or lamb mince)

Sumac yoghurt sauce

  • 250g Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Making the patties: Blitz the unsalted walnuts in a food processor for a few second, to roughly chops, the put into a mixing bowl. Roughly chop the onion and garlic, put them into food processor, blitz t form a smooth paste, and add to the mixing bowl. Shredded the carrot and zucchini and add them to the mixing bowl. Add the beef, 1 tablespoon of oil, ¾ teaspoon of salt and a good grind of pepper. Mix well to combine, then, with wet hands, shape the mix into patties. Each pattie should be about 5cm wide, 2 cm thick.
  2. Put 1 tbsp of oil into a large non-stick frying pan and place on a medium heat. Once hot, add half amount of the patties without overcrowding the pan – and cook for 7 minutes, turning once halfway, until golden-brown and just cooked through. Repeat the same step for another batch.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the sumac yoghurt sauce.
  4. Enjoy

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