Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lamb Burgers

Over the weekend, I decided to make a recipe for Lamb Burgers with yogurt sauce that I actually found in an old issue of Glamour. This recipe is a keeper!

Lamb Burgers source: Glamour
Makes 8 burgers

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
For burgers:
2 lbs. ground lamb
1/2 cup diced shallots
1 cup chopped mint
1 1/2 tsp. each celery salt, ground cumin, ground paprika, and chili powder
1/4 cup ketchup
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
For yogurt sauce:
1 cup Greek yogurt ( For Atlantans, my favorite is Atlanta Fresh Greek Yogurt )
1/4 cup chopped mint
Hot sauce
For assembly:
Pitas (I like Whole Wheat), tops cut off
Chopped lettuce (I prefer mixed greens)
Minced red onion
Diced tomatoes

1. In a bowl, combine burger ingredients until just incorporated-you don't want to overwork the meat. Take 1/2 cup of mixture and shape into a small patty. Repeat for the rest of meat.
2. Make yogurt sauce; in small bowl combine Greek yogurt, mint and enough hot sauce to taste.
3. Heat saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and cook patties for a total of 8 minutes to achieve a medium-rare doneness, or longer if desired.
4. Place everything in individual serving dishes and let your guests assemble their own burgers.


Janet said...

Sounds DELISH! Another good one to make when you invite Mom over!!!

da vinci said...
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da vinci said...

hey .. your one post away from a new minivan .. see my prediction came true .. nice blog .. i'll try some of the stuff this weekend

also .. try it with smoked paprika next time .. I think you will like the results

da vinci said...

oh I forgot to add .. try marinating the onions in some lime for around 30 minutes before serving

This is very similar to a lamb kabob roll we get in india

vinointhekitchen said...

good tips- I'll try that next time