An exotic twist on the American classic,
these flavorful patties are made with lamb instead of beef. In honor
of St. Patrick’s Day, we top them with a green tomato chutney,
but they’d also be great with a touch of feta.
1½ pounds ground lean lamb
¼ cup cider vinegar
2 tbsps maple syrup
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp finely grated peeled ginger
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
1 small green tomato (unripe), seeded and diced
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tbsps chopped fresh cilantro
4 hamburger buns
In a small saucepan over high heat, boil vinegar, syrup, garlic,
ginger, cumin and red pepper 2–3 minutes or until thickened
and reduced to approximately 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat and
stir in tomatoes. Add salt to taste. Stir in cilantro just prior
to serving. Form lamb into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook 6–8 minutes
on each side. When cooked, place lamburger on bun and top with chutney.