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Spring Lamb Burger

spring lamb burger

If you like hamburgers, then I bet you’ll love lamb burgers! Ground lamb is so flavorful, and spring really is the perfect time to enjoy it, wrapped up in a Foldit flatbread fresh off the grill.

I had a partial jar of artichokes sitting around from a double batch of spinach artichoke dip with flatbread chips, as well as some ground lamb in the freezer from the CSA I belong to, so when dinner was looming, it wasn’t hard to know what to do. Artichokes lend a nice acidity to this flatbread burger recipe, which complements the richness of the burger and feta cheese.

I love buying my meat from a CSA, which is an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture. Farmers get money from individuals early in the growing season, when they’re likely to most need it, and then get shares of the harvest later on throughout the year. In this case, we get a half a lamb in various cuts, from chops to ground meat, that we can use for our meals. Most CSA programs are a win-win for so many reasons!

I’m planting a vegetable garden in a city garden plot this year, and in addition to that, we’re trying to get more meat and dairy from farmers and small, local growers. In the city, this takes a bit of planning, but once you start digging around, it’s pretty amazing to find out who else around you is growing things. Even the university close to us has beehives on the roof of one of their buildings, in an effort to support the bees. Our neighbors across the street have three bee hives as well, and harvest honey on a regular basis, so all we have to do is bring over an empty jar when we run short. If we lived in a more rural area, this might be pretty typical, but in the city we feel super lucky to have local honey.

Anyways, whether or not you are brave enough to buy a whole lamb for all its edible parts, ground lamb is still a delicious buy no matter where you get it. Hopefully you love artichokes (and feta) as much as I do and you’ll make this classic combination this week!

-Amy at Flatout

Spring Lamb Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 Flatout Foldit flatbread
  • 4 ounces ground lamb
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 thin tomato slices
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese
  • 2 artichoke heart quarters
  • Small handful leaf lettuce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Combine the lamb, salt, pepper, and cumin in a bowl and form into a patty. Cook in a skillet or on the grill to your desired temperature. Heat the flatbread up in the pan (or on the grill) and assemble the burger by placing the lamb patty on one half of the flatbread, topping it with the artichoke quarters, crumbled feta, tomato slices, and lettuce. Fold in half.

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