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Build a Better Burger 25th Anniversary Recipe: Indian Lamb Burgers

Build a Better Burger 25th Anniversary Recipe: Indian Lamb Burgers

Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Wine Pairing - Merlot
Indian Lamb Burgers won the Best Alternative Burgers prize in the 2012 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest.
 
Prepared in 25 minutes or less, every bite of these burgers is made better with Sutter Home Merlot.
 
INGREDIENTS
PATTIES
2 pounds ground lamb
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon seeded and minced serrano chile
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons garam marsala
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
 
TAHINI PISTACHIO MAYONNAISE
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 tablespoons tahini
1/3 cup ground pistachios
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons seeded and minced serrano chile
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
 
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill
6 pita, top third removed
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce hearts
18 thin slices English cucumber
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped into 1/4 inch dice
 
 
DIRECTIONS
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
 
To make the patties, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently but thoroughly. Form the mixture into 6 patties to fit the pitas. Cover and refrigerate.
 
To make the mayonnaise, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
 
Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the grill, cover and cook, for 4 to 6 minutes per side. During the final minute of cooking, place the pita around the outer edges of the grill, turning once, to very lightly toast both sides.
 
To assemble the burgers, spread 2 tablespoons of the mayonnaise on the inside of each pita pocket. Place the patties inside the pita pockets. Divide the romaine, cucumber, and tomato evenly among the pitas and tuck around each patty. Serve.
 
 
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Visit our Build a Better Burger 25th Anniversary Recipe Gallery to discover 25 delicious burgers that can be prepared in 25 minutes or less, and see entry details for our 2015 Build A Better Burger Recipe Contest.

 

 

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