We don’t eat a lot of meat on a regular basis, but when we do, we have come to love this recipe. We love lamb – lamb chops, burgers, grilled, cooked in the cast iron… etc. Organic, grass-fed lamb also has some nice health benefits.
This recipe is wonderful! We used freshly chopped herbs from our “terrace cotta pot garden” 🙂 that made them even more special!
We chose to make this recipe GLUTEN-FREE and DAIRY-FREE by not using pita rounds/buns or feta/goat cheese, however you can dress up with the optional below fixin’s, which are incredibly complimentary to them. Serve with a side of sautéed green beans or grilled asparagus.
MAKES ABOUT 4 BURGERS
- 1 pound of ground Grass-Fed Lamb
- 2 tablespoons of fresh Mint – chopped
- 2 tablespoons of fresh Cilantro – chopped
- 2 tablespoons of fresh Oregano – chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Garlic – chopped1 teaspoon of ground Cumin
- ¼ teaspoon of All-Spice
- ½ teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
- ½ teaspoon of Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon of ground Black Pepper
- OPTIONAL: 4 Pita Rounds (or buns) & 4 ounces of Feta or Goat Cheese
*IDEA: Try additional dressings like fresh spinach leaves, grilled or roasted red peppers and a slice of red onion. Scrumptious!
- Preheat grill at a high heat.
- Put the lamb in a large bowl, and mix with the mint, cilantro, oregano, and garlic. Season with cumin, allspice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, and mix well. Shape into 4patties.
- Marinate patties in olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice for 30 minutes.
- Brush grill with oil. Sear burgers on each side for 1-2 minutes, for desired charring. For a medium temperature burger, reduce heat to low and cook each side for 5-6 minutes. Heat the pita pockets or buns briefly on the grill. Serve burgers alone or the option to wrap them in pitas/buns and dress with feta or goat cheese.
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So what’s the skinny on organic, grass-fed lamb…
Organic, grass-fed lamb sourced from local farms is about as good as you can get. The cleaner the meat, the better. For example, organic standards help lower the risk of lamb getting contaminated feed and 100% grass-fed lamb may be available from local farms with small flocks, which provides a more natural life and environment for their them. Lamb is high in omega-3 and 6 fats, selenium, zinc and B-12, as well as other important B vitamins.