Lamb Burger Recipe

Lamb is more expensive than other types of ground meat but take one bite of these juicy burgers and you’ll see why....
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Lamb Burger Recipe

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Lamb Burger Recipe

Lamb is more expensive than other types of ground meat but take one bite of these juicy burgers and you’ll see why. We don’t add much to the ground meat — just some onion, garlic, and spices — so that the flavor of the lamb can shine. Skip the cheese on these burgers and opt for a flavorful yogurt-based sauce instead.

4
Servings
224
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  ground lamb
  • ½  small yellow onion, diced very small
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cardamom
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for grilling
  • hamburger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving
  • Sliced tomato, for serving
  • Sliced red onion, for serving

Directions

Combine the ground lamb with the onion, garlic, cardamom, and cumin. Gently form the meat into 4 burger patties and then season each with salt and pepper.

Heat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly brush the lamb patties with olive oil to prevent sticking. Grill the burgers until cooked to the desired doneness, about 4-6 minutes per side.

Serve the lamb burgers on the toasted buns with lettuce, tomato, and red onion slices, to taste.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
144mg
21%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
41mg
3%
Water
77g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Lamb Shopping Tip

Look for meat that is bright red. Red meat turns paler as the hemoglobin within releases oxygen – a sign that the meat has been sitting too long at the butcher's counter.

Lamb Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.

Lamb Wine Pairing

Most red wines, especially cabernet sauvignon, but also including cabernet franc, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nebbiolo, nero d'avola, primitivo, barbera, and sangiovese.