I love lamb. However lamb does not love my wallet. Ground lamb is a less pricey alternative. Mediterranean flavors enhance the flavor of the lamb.
Mediterranean Lamb Burgers
1 medium onion, finely minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1½ pounds lamb
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon kosher or course sea salt
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 pita pockets,
tzatziki sauce (I bought some from Trader Joe’s. But you can also make it with this recipe)
Heat vegetable oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté the minced onion until translucent—about 5 minutes. Remove the onions from the heat and allow them to cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine lamb, cooled onions, cilantro, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are combined. Form meat into 4 equal-sized patties. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, carefully add patties and cook them to desired doneness. 3 minutes per side for medium.
Remove burgers from the skillet, Serve in pita pockets topped with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, feta, and arugula. Enjoy!
We just made these burgers and they were a huge hit. Thanks for the delicious recipe.
Thanks Fitoru Fitness!