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Lamb Burgers with Feta-Mint Spread

Photo: Whitney Ott; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

We combine ground lamb with lean ground sirloin for a less fatty patty; you can also use all sirloin. Try our grilled asparagus spears in place of fries: They get deliciously charred in the pan.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 ounces lean ground lamb
  • 8 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup baby arugula

Nutrition Information

  • calories 341
  • fat 15.1 g
  • satfat 5.7 g
  • monofat 5.8 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 529 mg
  • calcium 101 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl, stirring just until combined. Divide the lamb mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove patties from pan. Add buns to pan, cut sides down; grill 1 minute or until toasted.

  3. Combine yogurt, cheese, mint, and juice in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top evenly with feta mixture, arugula, and top halves of buns.

Cook's Notes

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