Lamb Burgers with Quick Skillet Ketchup
Look, we know, ground lamb is on the pricier side of the ground meat case. That said, even though lamb is going to be slightly more expensive than comparable options, like ground beef or turkey, it remains one of the most budget-friendly (and least intimidating ways) to satisfy a craving for lamb’s distinctly delicious flavor. That’s why we love it as an occasional upgrade to make standby dishes feel a little extra-special. This lamb burger is a prime example… meaning, this is the burger you make when you’re in the mood to treat yourself to something exceptionally awesome. A skillet burger such as this is a most beautiful thing—and after you’ve cooked your lamb patties, you’ll use the same skillet to whip up a quick, garlicky “ketchup” using fresh cherry tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes down with a bit of sugar to make an easy, vibrant condiment that’s so far beyond anything from a bottle. Match that with some speedy, umami-bomb pickled mushrooms and rich blue cheese, and you’ve got a sandwich that’s legitimately worthy of a special occasion.