One bite of this Mediterranean burger will take you right to a taverna by the sea. Enjoy with a traditional Greek salad and your taste buds will scream Opa!
1 1/2 lbs (750 g) ground Ontario lamb
1/2 medium onion, finely minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh mint
2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each, salt and pepper
4 hamburger buns
Garnishes: tzatziki, crumbled feta, thinly sliced red onion, olive slices, lettuce, cucumber slices and tomatoes
In a large bowl, use fork to gently combine the lamb, onion, Dijon, parsley, mint, oregano, salt and pepper. Gently form into four 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick patties.
Heat grill to high. Place the patties on the hottest part of the grill and sear until browned; 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the patties to the cooler part of the grill and continue grilling until desired doneness, 4 to 8 minutes per side.
Place burger on spilt bun and garnish as desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 378.3 calories, 38.6 g protein, 23.1 g carbohydrates, 1.3 g dietary fibre, 636.3 mg sodium, 15.2 g fat, 2.1 g polyunsaturated fatty acids, 5.9 g saturated fatty acids, 102.2 mg cholesterol