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)
- 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. dried organic oregano
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 whole organic lemon, juice and zest
- 8 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped
- 1/3 c. kalamata olives, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground lamb
- First, prepare gremolata by combining mint, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Set aside.
- Prepare grill or grill pan to medium-high or use Flavorwave (preferred method).
- 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.
- Serve with gremolata.
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