Dinner bliss on a bun!!
LAMB BURGERS WITH FETA MINT SPREAD
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
24 ounces ground lamb
16 ounces ground beef
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup arugula
Combine onion, parsley, garlic, lemon rind, salt, pepper, cumin, lamb and beef, stirring just until combined. Divide the mixture into equal portions, and shape each portion into a 1/2 inch thick patty.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add patties to pan, grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove the patties from pan. Add buns to pan, cut sides down. Cook 1 minute or until toasted.
Combine yogurt, cheese, mint and juice in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place patties on bottom of buns, top evenly with feta mixture, arugula and top halves of buns.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, April 2015
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 1/2 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook beef with onion and bell pepper in a skillet over medium heat, breaking up the lumps until well browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic powder, mustard, ketchup and brown sugar until well combined, season with salt and pepper.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes, March 2016