Wednesday, July 8, 2009

i like lamb burgers

Lamb burger with roasted red pepper hummus
(Best to use homemade hummus, this got too runny with the heat)

Lamb burgers are a beautiful thing; unfortunately this picture is not. But trust me, you should add lamb to your burger repertoire. Not only do I just generally love lamb but it's also less likely to contain hormones or antibiotics.

What you need to make four burgers:

  1. 1 lb of ground lamb
  2. 1 chopped shallot or half a red onion
  3. Handful of chopped parsley
  4. Small handful of crumbled feta cheese
  5. Small handful of pinenuts
  6. Some breadcrumbs/panko
  7. Some ketchup
  8. Some olive tapenade (optional)
  9. An egg or egg white (optional)
  10. Thickly sliced eggplant
  11. Some hummus
  12. Whole-wheat pita pocket
What to do:
  • Combine the first nine ingredients in a large bowl
  • Form into four patties; smush the middle of the patties to prevent grilled softballs
  • If you have time refrigerate the burgers for 30 minutes, it helps to bind the ingredients
  • Grill burgers and eggplant on medium heat
  • Put the burger in a whole wheat pita pocket, top with eggplant and hummus and maybe some more feta if you're in the mood

Listen if you don't like lamb (which means you might be crazy), feel free to substitute ground beef or turkey. Do you have any burger recipes that you'd like to share?


  1. Oh I LOVE lamb burgers.... I love the addition of the pine nuts and panko...

  2. My only suggestion would be to use some soaked bulgur wheat instead of the breadcrumbs - it makes a lovely lamb burger! You cooked that eggplant perfectly, the whole thing is gorgeous. And what is it with people not liking lamb? It's delicious!