Food & Nutrition
An alternative to the traditional hamburger

An alternative to the traditional hamburger

Lamb Burger
By Karina Timmel

This dish highlights Mediterranean flavors paired with Greek yogurt to dilute the spiciness. Healthy tip: Butcher shops carry lamb shoulders, which are lower in calories and fat than what you’ll find at your grocery store, and they can grind it for you on the spot.

Ingredients:
2 lbs lean ground lamb
2 tsp chopped garlic
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
Fresh mint
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Your favorite bun or bread
Non-fat Greek yogurt
Sliced cucumber
Onion marmalade (or Vidalia-onion relish)
Harissa (an Arabic sauce available at international/specialty grocery stores)

Instructions:
1. Mix first seven ingredients in a bowl. Let flavors combine for an hour before grilling.
2. Make eight 8-ounce patties and grill to your liking.
3. Use the Greek yogurt like mayonnaise, cucumber like pickles, onion marmalade like relish and Harissa like ketchup. Serves eight.
—Recipe provided by Chef Lenny Robinson of Amuse!, (404) 888-1890, www.amuseatlanta.com