Spiced Lamb Burger

2018-03-31T18:05:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

This is a little bit of a more complicated recipe, mostly because we are using lamb. But don’t let a more exotic ingredient throw you off, lamb is excellent to work with. It’s still a little cold so you might be indoors, but this recipe should still work!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2½ pounds ground lamb, preferably shoulder
  • 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • 8 thick medium pita breads with pockets

PREPARATION

STEP 1

Using a fork, mix lamb, onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup oil in a large bowl. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

STEP 2

Prepare grill for medium heat and oil grate. Working one at a time, open each pita pocket by cutting along seam, halfway around perimeter. Spoon filling into pitas, spreading to edges. Close, pressing on filling to seal.

STEP 3

Grill pitas until filling is cooked through and bread is crisp, about 5 minutes per side.

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