Grilled Lamb Burgers with Mint

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Mint
These minty lamb burgers work well served either on pita bread or a bun. If you are using pita, a nice yogurt sauce with cilantro would enhance the already delicious flavor of the meat. Experiment with condiments and see what works best for you.
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 1/4-pound burgers

1 pounds ground lamb
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, optional
olive oil
pita bread or hamburger buns

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Combine lamb, egg, garlic, onion, and seasoning in bowl. Shape into 4 large patties. Brush with olive oil and place onto grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side. When meat is cooked through, remove from heat and serve on burger bun or pita bread.

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