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Lamb Burger Pitas with Two-Pepper Chutney

Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
Lamb burgers are a tasty alternative to grilled chicken on a busy weeknight. This flavorful recipe comes together in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 pita breads (6 in. wide), halved
  • Lettuce leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 361
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • protein 23 g
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 6.9 g
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • sodium 816 mg
  • cholesterol 76 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Put bell pepper, mint, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, 1 tsp. pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt into a food processor and pulse just until coarsely chopped. Set chutney aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine lamb, cilantro, remaining 1 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt, the coriander, and cumin until blended. Form into 4 patties, each about 1/2 in. thick.

  3. Lightly oil grill and cook burgers, turning once, until done the way you like, about 6 minutes total for medium. Cut burgers in half and put 2 halves into each pita piece, then tuck in lettuce leaves. Serve chutney on the side.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.