• Bettina Applewhite

Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burgers

Let me tell you how delicious these burgers are. They are a quarter pound lamb burgers but they are so good I really want to have two. But that's just too much. The flavors are complex and so savory that you will have to slow down and enjoy every bite. The creaminess of the goat cheese keeps the burgers moist and delights your taste buds with a surprise inside these yummy lamb burgers.



I love lamb. If lamb is on the menu, it will be hard to convince me to choose something else. I just love the flavors and earthiness it gives. Lamb can stand up to some pretty bold and powerful flavors like rosemary, mint, oregano, and goat cheese! These bold seasonings are not for delicate meats and fish. You've got to have something hearty and bold on it's own. And that's just what lamb is made for. For other ideas on how to season lamb, watch the video below.


Backyard barbecues are good for grilling burgers but you can surprise your guests at your next gathering with these lamb burgers. I pack a lot of flavor in them with dill, mint, cinnamon, and goat cheese. I like spicy food so I build my burger with pepper jack cheese and arugula for an even more peppery flavor. You don't have add extra kicks. You can use a mild, delicate cheese like Swiss or Gouda. You can switch out arugula for Bibb lettuce or spinach.


It's best to grill these burgers over high heat cooking 4 - 5 minutes per side. But if you can't grill, you can also cook them over medium high heat on a griddle on the stove.


However, you build your lamb burger, just make sure that you have enough for entertaining at your next party. Once you try these, you'll see what I mean.



Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burgers

Serves 4


Ingredients

1 lb ground lamb

1 Tbsp Mint, fresh, minced

1 Tbsp Dill, fresh, minced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground

1/2 tsp Smoked paprika

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp Cumin

4 oz Goat cheese

4 Brioche buns

4 slices Pepper jack cheese

Arugula

Caramelized onions


Steps

1. In a large bowl, combine ground lamb and all seasonings. Be sure not to overwork the ground meat. Once all the seasonings are incorporated, divide meat into 4 sections.

2. Make 1 patty out of each section. Take about 1 oz of goat cheese and place in the center of the patty. Form patty around the goat cheese. Continue until 4 patties are formed.

3. Heat your grill to high or a griddle to medium high heat. Cook your patties for 4 - 5 minutes on each side. You want your meat to be cooked through and the goat cheese to be melted inside.

4. Build your sandwich with toasted brioche buns, arugula, garlic aioli, pepper jack cheese, and caramelized onions. Enjoy!

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