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Lamb Burgers

Real Simple MAY 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:10 Minutes


  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (if cooking on a stovetop)
  • 4 rounds pita bread, sliced into pockets and toasted
  • Cucumber Mint Relish


In a large bowl, combine the lamb with the shallot, garlic, thyme, pepper, and salt. Form 4 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick. Place on a medium-hot grill and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side. (To cook on a stovetop, heat the oil in a grill pan over medium heat and cook the patties 6 minutes per side.) Serve in the pita pockets and top with Cucumber-Mint Relish, if desired, and mint leaves to taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 96mg
  • Calories: 607
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Protein: 44mg
  • Saturated fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 735mg

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