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Champion Lamb Burgers for Two Recipe

Champion Lamb Burgers for Two Recipe

“This recipe is a wonderful alternative to beef burgers and makes a great meal for two. The rosemary onions make it especially delicious. It’s so good, I serve it all year long.”—Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • BURGERS:
  • 12 ounces ground lamb
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pita pocket halves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup spring mix salad greens

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the vinegar, rosemary, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes longer. Keep warm.
  • 2. Crumble lamb into a large bowl; sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper and mix well. Shape into two patties. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • 3. Brush pita pockets with oil; lightly grill on both sides. Serve burgers in pita pockets with lettuce and onions. Yield: 2 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.