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Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie

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Recipe for Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie. A treat that can only be found in SA πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Yield: 5 x 100g patties

Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie

Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie Puff Pastry

A treat that can only be found in South Africa. This deliciousΒ cheeseburger pieΒ will be one the whole family will enjoy and love. It's made with lean ground beef, cheese, and a ready-made puff pastry crust.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate Time 1 hour
Bake Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 500g Minced Lamb
  • 1 Large Onion (grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger (grated)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme (chopped)
  • 2-3 Fresh Red Chillies (diced)
  • 2-3 JalapeΓ±os (diced)
  • Β½ Cup Breadcrumbs
  • Β½ Teaspoon Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Sliced Pickles
  • Sliced Red Onion/ Grilled Onion
  • Cheese
  • Sauce (your choice)


Add all the spices, onion, and breadcrumbs to the meat and mix thoroughly.

Divide into 5 x 100g balls, shape into patties.

Refrigerate for about an hour.

Puff Pastry is store-bought.

Roll out the puff pastry onto a floured surface.

Cut in half (2 long rectangular pieces).

Spread one side with sauce, lay on the cheese, (uncooked) lamb patty, condiments, and garnishes on.

Cover with the piece of puff pastry and press with the sides of your hands to form a circular shape.

Seal the edges with water then place them on a baking sheet.

Brush with milk or a beaten egg and bake at 180C / 350F for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.



Prepared, tried and tested, and submitted by Rochelle Lazarus Govender from SA Tasty Recipes - Saffas Daily Recipes

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 457Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 103mgSodium 502mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 30g

Please note, I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition information on this blog, EsmeSalon, has been calculated by using an online calculator and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, please be advised that you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.

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You will see the magic happen before your own eyes, in your own kitchen when you prepare these Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pies as family and friends will keep coming back to this delicious and homemade cheeseburger pie.  You will have to be sure to make a double or triple quantity and keep them ready at all times.

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Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie

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2 thoughts on “Puff Pastry Cheeseburger Minced Lamb Pie”

  1. I’ve never heard of this dish but it makes sense; I’ve never been to South Africa! What a fun recipe. I’m sure my family would love this dish!!

    • Thank you so much, Leah, I am originally from South Africa, so yes I have lots of SA members in my groups, and share their awesome recipes.

      I hope you will have a go at this one and when you tested and made this recipe, please will you be so kind as to visit the post and give it a rating and review please, and thank you. You can also share it on Instagram and mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare


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