You don’t have to get out the grill to have delicious burgers for dinner. These Moroccan-inspired lamb burgers come together quickly on the stovetop for a weeknight meal you’ll want to make again and again.
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 1/3 cup Mountain High™ original plain yoghurt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon ras el hanout (Moroccan seasoning blend)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 sandwich buns
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 plum (Roma) tomato, sliced
- 1 cup baby arugula
- Spicy harissa, if desired
- Additional yoghurt, if desired
- In medium bowl, mix all Burger ingredients except oil until blended. Shape into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
- In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add patties to skillet; cook without moving 4 to 7 minutes or until first side is browned and patties release easily from skillet. Turn; cook 4 to 7 minutes longer on second side or until patties are no longer pink in center (165°F).
- Place patties on buns; top with feta cheese, tomato and arugula. Serve with harissa and additional yoghurt.
Mix any leftover thyme and parsley with red pepper flakes and chopped garlic. Add to melted butter or olive oil. Freeze in ice cube trays; once frozen, pop out and store in ziptop bag in freezer. On busy nights, melt a cube in a skillet and slowly melt. Then increase the heat and add protein (chicken, steak, shrimp, etc). Or melt several cubes to toss with plain pasta.
Ground beef works great as a substitute for the ground lamb in this recipe.
Ras el hanout is a North African seasoning blend that includes warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove alongside stimulating ginger, pepper and chili. This flavorful seasoning is often called “Moroccan spice blend” and can be found in most grocery stores.
Harissa is a North African pepper sauce that includes garlic, oil and spices. If you aren’t mad for spicy foods, look for mild versions.
Total Servings: 4 servings
1 Serving: Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 90mg; Sodium 1120mg; Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g); Protein 27g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 25%; Iron 25%
Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 3 Lean Meat, 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2