8 SERVINGS 10 MINUTE PREP TIME 10 MINUTE COOK TIME
2 pounds ground Cedar Springs or Shepherd’s Pride Lamb
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
8 lettuce leaves
4 thin slices red onion, split into rings
16 tomato slices
1. In large bowl, combine ground lamb, tomato sauce, oats, onion, basil, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are blended. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.
2. To Grill: Cook over medium-hot coals. Grill 4 inches from coals 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well.
2. To Broil: Place lamb patties on broiler pan. Broil lamb 4 inches from source of heat for 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well.
3. Arrange lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun. Top with onion rings, 2 tomato slices, cooked lamb patties and bun top.
Nutrition per serving: 381 calories, 25 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 18 g total fat (41% calories from fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber, 603 mg sodium, 7 mg niacin, 0.25 mg vitamin B6, 2 mcg vitamin B12, 3 mg iron, 5 mg zinc.
Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board