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Australia's McDonalds Just Started Serving Up Lamb Burgers

Where: Australia
August 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM | by | ()

The temperature is on the rise in Australia and summer is just around the corner. That could only mean one thing. Barbeques! The quintessential Aussie thing to do is grab your mates, some raw meat, a few beers (or more) and head to the beach for a bbq. Well, McDonalds down under are getting in on the tradition with the introduction of a lamb burger. And, of course, it is 100% Aussie lamb.

It can't get more Aussie than this (without it being kangaroo meat). A delicious ground lamb seasoned with rosemary, garlic and onion grilled up and served with all of the Aussie accoutrements.

This isn't your traditional American-style burger, read: no cheese. We're talking a slice of pickled beet, a fried egg and raw red onion topped off with a squirt of seasoned aioli. "Maccas," as their known by, doesn't call it the Serious Lamb Burger for nothing.

Although not the cheapest, it was one of the tastier McD's meals we have sampled. The burger on its own will set you back about $8 AUD, or just over $8.25 US. Aside from the cost, it was satisfying so we would say it's worth the money if you're really stuck with no where else to eat. If you are looking for a just little taste, a lamb snack wrap is also available.

The burger is just for a limited time only, but if all goes well, there could be a chance it may hit the shores of the US. Australia is considered a test market for new McDonalds menu items since the country is large enough market to get an accurate sample, but small enough not to tip the balance sheets into the red.

After seeing the actual product, obviously, the picture is only for illustrative purposes

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]

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