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Lamb Burgers with Cilantro Raita

The tangy, herby yogurt sauce (raita) stands in for mayonnaise on this blended burger. For more spicy kick, leave the seeds in the serrano chile.

Cooking Light JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
  • Hands-on:26 Minutes
  • Total:26 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced seeded serrano chile
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, grated, squeezed dry
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, 90% lean
  • 6 ounces ground lamb
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 thin slices red onion
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted

Preparation

1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well.

2. Gently combine beef and lamb, being careful not to overwork. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add patties; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

4. Place 1/4 cup spinach, 1 onion slice, and 1 patty on bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons raita and top half of bun.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 341
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.3g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Iron: 3.6mg
  • Sodium: 467mg
  • Calcium: 98mg
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