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....
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
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ground lamb
  • ½ small yellow onion, diced very small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for grilling
  • 4 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
14g
20%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
182mg
26%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
67mg
4%
Water
80g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.