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Rosemary Lamb Burgers

Rosemary Lamb Burgers

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Hands On 25 mins
  • Total Time 35 mins

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This lamb burger explodes with flavor: aromatic herbs, tangy lemon mayo, sweet grilled onion. We love lamb's earthy flavor, but if you aren't sure your family or friends will agree, use a 50-50 blend of beef and lamb. Or seek out American-raised lamb, which is more mild than meat imported from New Zealand.


    For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh chives
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For the burgers:
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 large red onion, sliced in 1/3-inch rounds
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, such as brioche or kaiser, split
  • 1 cup baby spinach


  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, the small garlic clove, and the chives. Season with pepper. Chill, covered, up to 24 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, combine grated onion, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, the other garlic clove, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Gently mix in lamb. Shape into four 4-inch patties. Make a slight impression in the center of each patty.
  3. Brush onions with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill burgers and onions on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 10 minutes or until internal temperature is 150 degrees (medium), turning once halfway through grilling time.
  4. Lightly grill buns, if desired. Slather bun tops and bottoms with mayonnaise mixture. Top bun bottoms with spinach, burgers, onion and bun tops.

Nutrition Facts

(Rosemary Lamb Burgers)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Niacin (mg) 10, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 12, vit. A (IU) 1072, pro. (g) 34, sugar (g) 9, fiber (g) 3, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, iron (mg) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 15, calcium (mg) 103, Monounsaturated fat (g) 20, Potassium (mg) 493, carb. (g) 33, sat. fat (g) 18, chol. (mg) 158, Fat, total (g) 60, cal. (kcal) 814, sodium (mg) 923, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, Folate (µg) 59, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0

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