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Mint Lamb Burger

This burger is made with natural sugar
Servings: 4
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Time: 15 mins

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Mint Lamb Burger

 

This Mint Lamb Burger will have your mouth watering. It’s stuffed with delicious goat cheese, features refreshing mint, and is topped with sweet red onions! It’s also refined sugar free and could also be made dairy free by omitting the goat cheese!

Mint Lamb Burger Ingredients

Mint Lamb Burger Ingredients

 

How to make Mint Lamb Burger:

    1. Turn on your grill to medium-high.
    2. Mix your ground lamb.  Combine the ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, mint, parsley, and salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
    3. Prepare burger patties. Once the ground meat is mixed, create your burger patties by first dividing the meat into four balls of the same size. Then, flatten the balls until they’re about 4-5″ in diameter.
    4. Add goat cheese.  Add about 1 tbsp of goat cheese to the middle of each patty. Fold the edges in to fully cover the goat cheese. Pack the patty again, it should resemble a hockey puck and be about 3-4″ in diameter.
    5. Prepare onion. Slice your red onion into thin discs that can be placed on the grill.
    6. Grill.  Place burger patties and onions on grill. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each onion and top each onion with ½ tsp of honey. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip both the burgers and onions. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes. At the time of this post, the USDA recommends cooking ground lamb to a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
    7. Prepare buns. We like to toast our buns! The can be toasted in a toaster oven or on the stove with a small amount of butter on the inside of each side. 
    8. Assemble the burger.  Once toasted, smear mint jelly (purchase here) on one half and tzatziki sauce (optional, but highly recommended!) on the other half.  Top with burger, grilled red onion, tomato, and spring mix or lettuce of choice.  Enjoy with any of your favorite toppings!

 

Quick Facts

How long does this dish take?  20 minutes

How much does this make?  4 servings

Does this meet my dietary needs?  This recipe is refined sugar free.  If the goat cheese and tzatziki sauce is omitted, this could also be dairy free.

How many bowls should I plan for this meal? 1 large bowl

How long does this keep?  2-3 days in the fridge, 1 month in the freezer.  Store the patties separate from any toppings for easier reheating and to keep the fresh vegetables and buns from getting soggy.

Is it freezer friendly?  Yes

How do I reheat this?  Heat the patty separately and add the other cold ingredients as you like

Can I pack this for lunch? Yup!  Just keep it cool until you eat it!

 

Substitution Options

All substitution options are a 1:1 substitution unless noted otherwise.

Ground Lamb:  If you can’t find ground lamb, you could always use beef instead. Otherwise, we have used lamb chops and ground them ourselves in our food processor or high speed blender!

Salt: Sorry, no substitutions for this.

Egg: Flax Egg can be used (3 tbsp water to 1 tbsp flaxseed) Try this flaxseed!

Bread crumbs:  Gluten free bread crumbs can be used!

Mint and Parsley:  Can use dried mint and Parsley instead of fresh.

Honey:  Coconut sugar or brown sugar are good substitutions!

 

Fun Fact! 

Mint Jelly: European settlers brought over the tradition of eating lamb with mint sauce in the 19th century. Americans started eating mint jelly with lamb as opposed to the less sweet mint sauce that Europeans used. Mint Jelly is sweeter and easier to spread than the traditional mint sauce. It was popular in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, but became less popular as lamb consumption has declined.  (Source)

 

Try these other delicious recipes!

Tzatziki Sauce

Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie

Creamy Mediterranean Salmon

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

Mint Lamb Burger

Servings: 4
Total Time: 15 minutes
This Mint Lamb Burger will have your mouth watering. It's stuffed with delicious goat cheese, features refreshing mint, and is topped with sweet red onions!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, Lamb, mint
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 518 kcal

Ingredients

For the patties

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp mint ground
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley ground
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp goat cheese

For the honey onions

  • 1/2 of a red onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp honey

For the burger

  • 4 tbsp mint jelly
  • 4 tbsp tzatziki sauce
  • 4 each brioche buns
  • 1/2 of a tomato
  • 2 cups spring mix

Instructions

  • Turn on your grill to medium-high.
  • Mix your ground lamb.  Combine the ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, mint, parsley, and salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • Prepare burger patties. Once the ground meat is mixed, create your burger patties by first dividing the meat into four balls of the same size. Then, flatten the balls until they're about 4-5" in diameter.
  • Add goat cheese.  Add about 1 tbsp of goat cheese to the middle of each patty. Fold the edges in to fully cover the goat cheese. Pack the patty again, it should resemble a hockey puck and be about 3-4" in diameter.
  • Prepare onion. Slice your red onion into discs that can be placed on the grill.
  • Grill.  Place burger patties and onions on grill. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each onion and top each onion with ½ tsp of honey. Cook for 4-5 minutes and then flip both the burgers and onions. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes. At the time of this post, the USDA recommends cooking ground lamb to a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare buns. We like to toast our buns! We also like to spread mint jelly on one bun half and tzatziki sauce on the other half.
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings. We like to add tomatoes and spring mix greens in addition to the red onions.

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Notes

Nutritional information is an estimation for informational purposes only
 
*Note: Substitution options can be found in the substitution section of this post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1444mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg
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