Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lamb (or Beef) Burgers with Mint, Feta & Red Onion



CATEGORY: Meal, Burger
SOURCE: Tori Oakman
INSPIRATION: Boutique burgers which are a craze now and the restaurant Flip (Chef Richard Blais from Top Chef fame) is a recent favorite of mine. I must have been there 5 times already in the last 3 weeks. So, I had heard about Tori's lamb burgers for a while now. MJ who also works with me has been raving about them for a while so I decided to try them out and my god they were truly fantastic.
This is a truly delicious burger.
Ingredients for 4 burgers
For the Patty:
Ground Lamb or Beef (2 lb)
Fresh Mint (whole bunch chopped fine)
Cinnamon (powder) 1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Fresh ground pepper 1 tsp
Garlic 3-4 cloves
Paprika 1 tsp
Olive oil 1-2 tblsp
For the Fixins:
Spinach (baby spinach leaves)
Red onion sliced round
Feta cheese 3-4 tblsp
Olive oil + balasamic vinegar (instead of mayo)
Buns (multi grain, french or fresh hamburger buns)
Make patty by mixing all the ingredients for the patty. Shape with fingers. Heat outdoor grill or indoor grill plate to high. Place burger and let sear. Turn and cover to cook inside.
To complete burger, either dip the spinach in dressing or smear dressing on bun. Layer the burger, feta cheese, spinach leaves and bun (toast bun as needed)
Enjoy!!!