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Champion Lamb Burgers

 Champion Lamb Burgers
“This recipe is a wonderful alternative to beef burgers. The rosemary onions make it especially delicious. It’s so good, I serve it all year long.”—Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • BURGERS:
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 pita pocket halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups spring mix salad greens

Directions

  • 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.
  • Crumble lamb into a large bowl; sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper
  • and mix well. Shape into six 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

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  • Brush pita pockets with oil; lightly grill on both sides. Serve
  • burgers in pita pockets with lettuce and onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 445 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 748 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.