|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 29g||38%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||64%|
|Total Carbohydrate 33g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||33%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're looking to give your summer grilling a change of pace from the standard American beef burgers, try spicing things up a little with Middle Eastern flavors and ground lamb. Just keep a few things in mind when you're planning your feast.
Unlike beef, lamb does not contain as much fat marbling so it's best to keep it on the rare or medium-rare side so it will remain moist. And unlike the purist theory of not pre-seasoning burgers before cooking, the lamb will benefit from some juicy onions and the aromatic combination of spices like cumin, coriander and a hint of cinnamon.
Skip the slice of American cheese and, instead, spread the bun with a tablespoon or so of cool labneh and top with tangy feta cheese. These burgers will definitely be a taste treat!
1 pound ground lamb
1 small onion, peeled and very small diced or grated
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup labneh
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Baby spinach (or other greens) for topping, for garnish
4 seeded buns, or other favorite rolls, sliced in half
Steps to Make It
In a large bowl, add the ground lamb, diced onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Mix together until thoroughly combined and form four individual patties.
Heat up your grill or a grill pan if cooking indoors. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 4 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes. That will give you a medium-rare burger and an internal temperature of about 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for an additional minute or two if you'd like your burgers more well done.
Toast or grill the buns until lightly golden brown (optional) and spread about a tablespoon of labneh on the bottom half of each bun. Place a cooked burger over the labneh, top with the lettuce or green of your choice and sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over it. top with the remaining half of the bun and serve hot.