Lamb Burger With Smoked Gouda Cheese
For the Lamb Burgers
- 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
- 1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup basil pesto
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 4 slices of smoked gouda cheese
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 4 brioche burger buns
- salt and pepper to taste
Lamb is a little more expensive than ground beef and not as easy to find. If you can't find it in your meat department, ask the butcher. Chances are good that they have some in the back room.
Preheat your grill to 450°F.
In a large bowl, combine ground lamb, shallots and garlic powder.
Divide the ground lamb mixture into 4 equal-sized patties. Then season each patty with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the lamb burgers on hot grill grates and close the lid. Cook the burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F, about 5 to 8 minutes per side.
Once the burgers are fully cooked, top each patty with a slice of smoked Gouda cheese. Close the lid for another 15 to 30 seconds to melt the cheese.
Remove from the grill. Place the burger buns, interior side down, for 15 seconds to toast them.
Assemble the burgers on grilled brioche burger buns with arugula, a grilled lamb patty, basil pesto and sliced tomatoes.
Serve with a side of fries and corn on the cob.
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