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Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers

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There are few things in life more satisfying than a truly fantastic burger.

In fact, Lt. Dan and I often rate new restaurants on the state of their burgers. If they serve a superb classic burger, or a unique spin on a burger, we feel the restaurant has potential no matter what else comes out of the kitchen.

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Now that grill season is upon us, there’s no reason to go out for burgers. We can make all sorts of marvelous burger variations at home!

Lamb burgers offer a healthy twist on the classic hamburger, because lamb is lean and loaded with nutrients like protein, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, selenium, iron and riboflavin.

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And did you know lamb provides nearly five times the amount of the essential omega-3 fatty acids, as an equal serving of beef?

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Not only is lamb a nutritious red meat option, it has a sumptuous meaty flavor that pairs well with all sorts of ethnic ingredients.

Like mediterranean ingredients, for instance.

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Today we’re making Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers, topped with a spicy Jalapeno Mint Yogurt Sauce.

The combination of the cool spicy yogurt sauce, the chunky fresh tabbouleh, and the smoky-sweet peppers accentuate the juicy richness of the lamb burgers. The pop of flavor and textural bliss these Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers provide is outstanding.

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Just remember… because lamb is so lean, it’s important to grill it carefully. I cooked these lamb burgers on an extremely consistent Weber Grill. Preheat the grill to medium for 15 minutes, so the grates are evenly heated. Then grill for only 3-4 minutes per side, to achieve a nice juicy medium to medium-rare pink center.

Don’t be afraid of pink lamb! As long as the interior temperature reads 160 degrees F, the lamb is safe to eat and ultra juicy.

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Once the glistening lamb patties come off the grill, pile the buns high with yogurt sauce, sweet and smoky bell peppers….

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A gorgeous dripping lamb patty…

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And a heaping mound of fresh perky tabbouleh.

Then cover with the bun top and wrap both hands around that glorious lamb burger. Really good things are about to happen to your tastebuds.

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In fact, I’ll bet these Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers will make it on your menu multiple times this grill season.

With mind-blowing flavor, mediterranean appeal, and healthy benefits, what have you got to lose?

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Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Amazingly juicy Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers, topped with spicy Jalapeno Mint Yogurt Sauce.
Servings: 6 burgers

Ingredients

For the Lamb Burgers:

For the Tabbouleh:

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 3/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Jalapeno Mint Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 - 1 whole jalapeno pepper
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Start with the tabbouleh: Pour the bulgar wheat in a medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over the top. Stir and allow it to sit for at least 1 hour to soften. Meanwhile, chop all the veggies for the tabbouleh and slice the bell peppers into rounds.
  • Next make the Jalapeno Mint Yogurt Sauce: Place the yogurt, jalapeno, and mint in the blender. Puree until smooth, then salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat. Place the ground lamb in a large bowl and add the sea salt and spices. Mix by hand to incorporate the spices. Then divide into six equal portions and press into patties. Form the patties just a little larger than the width of the hamburger buns, because they will shrink when cooking.
  • Mix the herbs and veggies for the tabbouleh into the bulgur wheat. Toss with lemon juice and olive, then salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Once the grill is hot and the other components are ready, place the ground lamb patties and the bell pepper rings on the grill. Grill the lamb burgers for 3-4 minutes per side. Grill the bell peppers for 2 minutes per side.
  • To serve: Spread the bottom of the bun with Jalapeno Mint Yogurt sauce. Top with a few slices of grilled bell pepper, followed by a hot lamb patty. Then spoon fresh tabbouleh over the lamb burger and cover with the bun top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 716kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 1103mg, Potassium: 762mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 965IU, Vitamin C: 50.4mg, Calcium: 188mg, Iron: 5.8mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Author: Sommer Collier

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Tri-Lamb Group. All lamb-loving opinions are my own.

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32 comments on “Lamb Burgers with Tabbouleh and Grilled Peppers”

  1. Wow, so yummy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Just what I needed to update my dinner rotation for summer! Looks incredible!

  5. This burger is to die for, wow…I love every single thing about it!

  6. First of all, I love the mint-yogurt sauce! Lamb is one of THE favorite meat consumed in my home. These lamb burgers sounds so delicious! perfect for dinner any day!

  7. This lamb burger looks so flavorful! I agree that there is nothing better than a great burger and this totally fits the bill!

  8. What a great combination of flavors!

  9. I love a good lamb burger and the colors + flavors of this recipe just scream MAKE ME!! Perfect for grilling season!

  10. I don’t eat lamb often enough anymore. I love it. Something like a lamb burger in the Pacific NW would be highly unusual. Looks delish. You did a bang up job.

  11. What a great looking burger. I need to eat more lamb.

  12. These look so flavorful and juicy!

  13. I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve eaten a lamb burger.  This one looks amazing with all those flavors.

  14. These burgers look to die for, and I’d like to spoon that tabbouleh over EVERYTHING. 

  15. These look fantastic Sommer!!  Want!!

  16. Ok, you have totally convinced me to try a lamb burger.  I have not always been the biggest lamb fan, but this looks amazing and I think it might convert me!!

  17. Would you believe, I have NEVER cooked with lamb?? Those look AMAZING. Maybe i should try it!

  18. Looks awesome Sommer! Perfect summery meal!

  19. I have just started getting into lamb and am now hooked! Definitely making these now that the weather is finally warm!

  20. Um, I am so making these burgers!! I adore Tabbouleh and the jalapeño yogurt sauce…I die!

  21. I bet my husband would love this!  Thanks for sharing.

  22. You are speaking my love language with these flavors!!!! 

  23. I LOVE this idea of a lamb burger!! The tabbouleh is perfect!

  24. These look amazing, Sommer!  Love the lamb paired with these flavors! 

  25. Great burger for summer!

  26. I love greek flavors and tabbouleh on a burger is such a good idea. I’ll have to try it on my black bean burger!

  27. Oh my gosh I love this burger so much! All the Greek flavors are calling to me.

  28. The hubby would love these burgers and certainly a nice change. He’d take his with ketchup but I want mine with the works!!! Your peppers and tabbouleh look fabulous!

  29. I love the idea of tabbouleh on top of this juicy lamb burger and that yogurt sauce sounds simply divine!

  30. I love the idea of pairing tabbouleh with lamb burgers – what a great combo! Grilled peppers are the perfect addition too. My hubby would go crazy for this!!

  31. I agree, nothing quite like a good burger. Love lamb, too. And that sauce … Yummy, Sommer! Happy Monday!

  32. I’ve had beef burgers, turkey burgers and antelope burgers before but I have yet to try lamb burgers! I’m going to look for lamb when I head to the store later! These would be great for dinner tonight! Love the Jalapeno Mint Yogurt Sauce too!