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Medditeranean burgers

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by 73saint, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I had some leftover lamb roast, and decided to make something with a middle eastern twist. So I finely ground about 3.5 lbs of lamb, seasoned with olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh mint, sumac, cardamom, red pepper parsley and garlic salt.

    I also took a block of feta cheese and a couple hands full of calamata olives and mixed that up well.

    And for the veggie, fresh spinach, sautéed with onions, lemon, cumin, olive oil and a little salt.

    All the herbs and seasonings made this meat smell so good. I immediately knew it was going to be a good meal!

    Feta and calamatas. I’ve never done a stuffed burger but I thought this would be as good a time as any.

    They came out pretty well, and held together nicely. Starting to get excited!

    All ready for some charcoal. These burgers were giants, but we’ve been avoiding bread so they will do fine on their own.

    On the old weber kettle, I love this grill
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    And here they are on the plate, with some sliced red onion, Roma tomato, lemon garlic aioli and fresh sautéed spinach.

    Everything was fantastic, and my belly is stuffed like the burgers!
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  3. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks mighty tasty to me I like it !!

  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Me likes, me likes. Nice twist on the burger Saint.

    point for sure.
  5. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I came back to look at these again and remembered the Grilled Greek lamb Pockets
    This meat mix would be awesome done that way, just smash the meat inside a pita and grill.
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  6. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Gary, they were great!

    Thanks Chris!

    Thanks Chile! I tell you the seasoning blend with the ground lamb was spot on! I’d imagine they would go perfect in the pita as well!

    Aaand, I just went and looked at that thread...oh yes indeed!
  7. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks and sounds great!
    Wish I lived closer so I could crash your party.
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  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    73S, Your burgers look excellent ! like
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  9. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Sonny, we cook for an army so there’s always plenty!

    Thanks moon, they were really good. Well certainly make them again.
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  10. SecondHandSmoker

    SecondHandSmoker Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow! Those look and sound delicious.