I have a Latino friend, Jeremy Huerta, who loves burgers and asks me all the time to make him a burger. So I made a burger in his honor to represent the things he loves on a burger.
Use soft dried figs (not dried figs with tough skins) such as California Nutra Figs, soft dried apricots sealed in pouch-type bags, and roasted almonds with skins on.
In this burger, the unique taste of lamb is accentuated with Indian spices and fresh aromatics.
Merlot wine must start at room temperature for the rehydrating of the cranberry process. If you can't find Gruyere, use Swiss cheese in its place.
Our dinner guests are always impressed with the moist and flavorful qualities of this turkey burger.