A Taste of Summer-Lamb Burgers

burger 2

I am LOVING this Summer weather and these burgers! It seemed winter this year was a lot longer than usual and Summer is my favorite time of year so I have been itching to start cooking some fresh summer foods. Saturday we grilled some of these burgers for a few friends and they were a huge hit. Lamb is a leaner protein and also a little gamey so the seasoning really enhances the flavors of the burgers, if you can’t find lamb, beef would work just as well. Enjoy!

Recipe:

Makes 6 Burgers

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Total Time: 22 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 Lbs Ground Lamb

2 tbsp Ground Cumin

1 tbsp Dried Thyme

1 tbsp Dried Oregano

1.5 c Fresh Blueberries

Optional Burger Accompaniments (as seen in photo): 

Grilled Pineapple

Fried Duck Egg

Lettuce leaves

Moo Goo (Recipe coming soon!)

Instructions:

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together lamb and spices. Gently fold in blueberries so you do not mash the berries. Divide meat into 6 equal portions and form into 1/2 inch-thick patties.

Once the grill is hot, place burgers on grill, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. Flip the burgers and the finished cooking time depends on how well done you want your burger. Grill for 3-4 more minutes for a medium-well burger. Remove burgers from the grill and let rest for 2-3 more minutes.

Additions to make the recipe look like the picture:

While the burgers are cooking,  slice 1/4-inch thick slices of pineapple and place them on the grill just to warm and get grill marks. On the stove, fry a duck egg (or regular egg) until it is cooked over easy. Assemble: Lay a piece of lettuce for the base, add a grilled pineapple slice, lamb burger, fried duck egg and the moo goo.

duck egg

burger 1

burger 3Credit for these awesome photos goes to my good friend, Erin. She is an amazing photographer and also made me a photo station for all my future blog recipes. Thanks Erin! 🙂

xo, Curls&Kale

 

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