Jan 29, 2013

Tuesday EWESday: Champion Burgers

We eat quite a bit of lamb in our family. When you raise sheep and  love to cook you are always on the search for new recipes. This is a recipe that comes from the 2012-2013 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen Mikayla Pitman. I have the privilege of coordinating this competition, one question that I always ask the applicants is to share their favorite lamb recipe. This is a great way for me to try new recipes from other sheep producers. Thanks Mikayla for letting me share one of your family favorites.
This recipe is easy, affordable  and most importantly it is delicious!

Champion Lamb Burgers
2lbs ground lamb
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
6 pita pocket halves
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup spring mix salad greens
2 large red onions thinly sliced
2tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1 ½ tsp sugar
1tsp stone ground mustard
¼ tsp mustard
¼ tsp pepper

1.      In large skillet saut√© onion in oil till tender. Add vinegar rosemary, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer. Keep warm.

2.      2. Crumble lamb into a large bowl; sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper, mix well. Shape into patties. Grill burgers on each side 4-6 minutes or until they have an internal temperature of 160*

3.      Brush pita pockets with oil; lightly grill on both sides.

Serve burgers in pita pockets with lettuce and onions.

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