This is our go-to lamb burger when the sun comes out and we can finally fire up the grill.
I’ll be honest…lamb is not my go-to meat. It’s rare when I eat it, and if and when I do eat it, I find I like it best when it’s highly seasoned—like in Mediterranean kofta kebabs, a Moroccan tagine, or in these flavor-packed burgers.
Choose the best quality ground lamb you can find, or have your butcher grind it right there in the market. All the fresh herbs and spices bring out the best in these juicy burgers but feel free to experiment with more or less or other herbs and spices. If you like a spicy burger, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne.
When you shape the burgers, use your thumb to create a shallow indentation in the burger, which will help it remain even when it comes off the grill. Burgers tend to puff a little in the middle so that indentation will keep them from turning into meatballs. Speaking of which, these also make great meatballs! Just shape them into spheres, and bake in a 425F oven on a well-oiled rimmed baking sheet until cooked through and golden brown, about 20 minutes.