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.
- 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
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.