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.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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° (medium), turning once halfway through grilling time.

  • 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

814 calories; total fat 60g; saturated fat 18g; polyunsaturated fat 15g; monounsaturated fat 20g; cholesterol 158mg; sodium 923mg; potassium 493mg; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 3g; sugar 9g; protein 34g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 1072IU; vitamin c 12mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 10mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 59mcg; vitamin b12 3mcg; calcium 103mg; iron 4mg.