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Orange Garlic Burgers with Goat Cheese, Olive Salsa and Arugula

Based upon the great flavors of sweet orange and lamb kabobs that we love, we came up with this recipe that incorporates those flavors into a great grill recipe. The cheese, olive salsa and arugula allow for a spicy complement for a great taste experience!


1 navel orange
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, diced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (15% fat)
1/2 pounds ground lamb
9 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
6 teaspoons grated orange peel
12 4 x 2 1/2 x 1/3-inch diagonal slices sourdough baguette
4 cups fresh arugula leaves, trimmed
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil


For salsa: Using small sharp knife, cut off peel and white pith from orange. Working over medium bowl, cut between membranes to release sections. Cut each section crosswise into 4 pieces and add to bowl. Mix in red onion, olives, parsley, olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, and cayenne. Cover; chill at least 1/2 hour and up to 4 hours.

To Prepare Patties: In a large bowl toss together garlic, parsley, chili powder and zest. Add ground beef and toss with fork to distribute. Gently shape ground beef into six 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick patties; allow to stand 20 minutes.

For Cheese: Mix cheese and 4 teaspoons peel in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

To Grill: Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper. Grill to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.

Brush remaining 3 tablespoons oil over bread. Grill until bread is golden, about 2 minutes per side. Spread cheese mixture over warm bread. Top cheese bread with arugula, then prepared patties, and using slotted spoon, top with salsa.