healthy lamb burgers recipe

Lamb Burgers with Kalamata Olives and Mint Gremolata

When you think of a burger, lamb may not immediately come to mind. But it should!

Not only does lamb make for a moist and juicy burger. It’s packed with nutrition too.

Lamb Burgers: The “Supermeat” You’re Not Eating

In fact, just four ounces of lamb provides an excellent source of five key nutrients – including 49% of the RDA for cancer-fighting selenium and 41% of the RDA for heart-healthy vitamin B12.

But that’s not all. Lamb is also rich in healthy fats including monounsaturated fats (those credited with the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet), fat-burning conjugated linolenic acid (CLA) and a healthy helping of omega-3 fats too. (Learn more about the health benefits of lamb here)

Quick and delicious lamb burgers with olives and mint

Lamb Burgers with Kalamata Olives and Mint Gremolata Recipe
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • ½ tsp. dried organic oregano
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 whole organic lemon, juice and zest
  • 8 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
  • ⅓ c. kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground lamb
Instructions
  1. First, prepare gremolata by combining mint, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Set aside.
  2. Prepare grill or grill pan to medium-high or use Flavorwave (preferred method).
  3. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, olives, salt, pepper and oregano. Form patties that are ½ inch thick. Cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes per side if using grill/grill pan, or 6-8 minutes total at 350 degrees F in Flavorwave, or until desired doneness.
  4. Serve with gremolata.

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Lamb Burgers - Nutrition Information Per Serving

lamb burgers nutrition information per serving  
Nutrient Information Per Batch

2146.25 kcal Calories, 297.3 mg Calcium, 20.61 g Carbohydrate, 497.13 mg Cholesterol, 178.85 g Total Fat, 8.87 g Fiber, 15.21 mg Iron, 182.86 mg Magnesium 1891.47 mg Potassium, 116.03 g Protein,129.36 mcg Selenium, 1968.54 mg Sodium, 0.21 g Sugars, 23.87 mg Zinc, 72.08g Saturated fat, 0 trans Fat, 79.15 g Monounsaturated fats, 14.72 g Polyunsaturated fats, 2191.93 IU Vitamin A, 1.12 mg Vitamin B6, 15.73 mcg Vitamin B12, 110.93 mg Vitamin C, 0 IU Vitamin D, 4.32 Vitamin E, 284.41 mcg Vitamin K, 165.27 mcg Folate,0.85 mg Vitamin B1(Thiamin),41.37 mg Vitamin B3(Niacin),1.54 mg Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), 0.06 mcg Lycopene, 1066.99 mcg Lutein and Zeaxanthin, 3.12 g ALA, 0 g EPA, 0 gDHA,1118.99 mg Phosphorous, 0.53 mg Manganese, 0 mcg Alpha carotene, 885.32 mcg Beta carotene, 4.76 mcg Beta cryptoxanthin, 0 g Conjugated Linolenic Acid

Preferences:

  • No Fish
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Tubers
  • No Grains
  • No Molds
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


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