Greek Lamb Burgers
For Christmas, my sweet husband gave me Ayesha Curry's cookbook, The Seasoned Life. It's all about Food, Family, Faith and the Joy of Eating Well. In my family, we are big Golden State Warriors fans, and we are also big fans of eating healthy. Put them together and you have Ayesha's cookbook.
Let me start by saying, Steph Curry has a beautiful family. You can see his integrity on the court and off the court. His wife, Ayesha is gorgeous, super funny on her Instagram story and together they have two adorable baby girls. This cookbook is super on point in so many ways, and while I can't necessarily eat everything in this book, it's a great place to get ideas or make changes to recipes so that I can eat them.
When I was flipping through this book, I marked it with Post-It notes as to what I wanted to make, and her Fragrant Lamb Burgers really stuck out to me. First of all, we love lamb in our family, and we love lamb burgers, too. Second, any chance we have to add some authentic goat feta to a meal we do. And third (you might know this by now) the more garlic the better!
I made a few small changes to this recipe, and we always top it with some homemade vegan tzatziki.
If you haven't peeked at Ayesha Curry's new cookbook, please check it out. It has recipes for everyone and it's also stunning to look at.
1 lb ground lamb
2 TB shallots, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 lemon, zest only
1 1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 cup crumbled goat feta
olive oil for cooking
To make this recipe Whole 30 or Paleo, leave out the feta cheese.
In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for feta cheese and mix well. It's best to use your hands to really mix well and combine all the flavors. Mix in feta cheese and combine. Don't overwork.
Shape and put together 3 or 4 patties.
Heat about 1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook your meat patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or to your own liking.
This burger will make your whole kitchen smell incredible! Serve on a plate with roasted veggies and some cauliflower rice. Top with Tzatziki! Enjoy.