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Moroccan lamb burgers

7 Mar

I had some ground lamb burning a hole in my freezer and it was a beautiful day for grilling outside. So, after reviewing several different versions of ground lamb recipes, I came up with this one. It turned out super yummy and my family deemed it absolutely suitable for repeating again (that’s how we judge things…they tell me if they want to ever see it on the table again!) So, I thought I’d share it with you. It’s a fun twist on a traditional hamburger that will send your taste buds soaring in quite a few different directions.

2 lb. ground lamb
1 small onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp dried mint
1 Tbsp dried cilantro
1 Tbsp green curry paste
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped (I pulsed mine in the food processor to get them nice and fine)

OR for the spices, I stumbled upon this great mix the other day that will save you some time with the measuring spoons. I would substitute about 1 1/2 -2 Tbsp in this recipe for the cinnamon through cardamom.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Fire up your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan if the weather isn’t cooperating. Form meat mixture into desired burger shape (or alternatively–you could do kebabs!). Cook approximately 5 minutes each side to desired doneness. I served mine on a bed of spinach with feta cheese and Tahini yogurt sauce (see recipe below), carrots/cucumbers for extra dipping, and cauliflower “rice” sautéed with butter, onion and a bit of each of the spices used above.

Easy Tahini yogurt sauce from a recipe Leigh once gave me:

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin

Enjoy the day,

Heather

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