Tested till perfect Lamb Burgers with Grilled Vegetables

Lamb Burgers with Grilled Vegetables

This traditional spicing for Middle Eastern lamb kabobs is also suited to beef. Top with yogurt or store-bought hummus and serve in pita or hamburger buns. You can use smaller eggplants and top the burgers with multiple slices. Pickled peppers make a nice garnish or accompaniment.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2005

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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) 1tbsp (15 ml)ketchup
  • 1 cup (250 ml) 1cup (250 ml)minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) 1/4 cup (50 ml)fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped fresh parsley
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (50 ml_ 1tbsp (50 ml_pine nutpine nuts, (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) 1/4tsp (1 ml)paprika
  • 1 tsp 1tspcayenne pepper
  • 1 lb (500 g) 1lb (500 g)lean ground lamb or beef

Grilled Vegetables

  • 4 thick slices 4thick sliceseggplant
  • 4 4thick slices tomato
  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) 2 tbsp (25 ml)extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) 1/4tsp (1 ml)each salt and pepper
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Preparation

In large bowl, beat egg with ketchup; stir in onion, bread crumbs, dill, parsley, garlic, pine nuts (if using), salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Add lamb; mix just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)

Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Grilled Vegetables: Meanwhile, brush eggplant and tomato with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until tender, about 5 minutes for eggplant and 1 minute for tomato. Serve on burgers.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 336 pro 24g total fat 21g sat. fat 7g
carb 13g fibre 3g chol 126mg sodium 567mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 21 vit A 9 vit C 27
folate 19
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