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
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
Pitas (I like Whole Wheat), tops cut off
Chopped lettuce (I prefer mixed greens)
Minced red onion
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.