Nov 042008

I have never cooked lamb before and was looking for an easy recipe to get started. These burgers were good, but I could have used even more garlic. It was definitely fun to try something new.

1 lb. lamb, minced
1 1/2 c. mint leaves
2 garlic cloves
Freshly ground black pepper

Put the mint and garlic in the food processor until finely ground. In a large bowl, mix the meat, mint and garlic, and add the pepper and mix well with clean hands. Shape with damp hands into 4 burgers or several mini-burgers if you wish. Put the burgers on a plate, covered with cling film in the fridge for as long as you can, preferably overnight to firm up. Take the burgers out of the fridge half an hour before you are going to cook them and let the meat come to room temperature. Cook on the barbecue for about 5-7 minutes per side depending on how well-done you want the inside to be if they are large, and about 3 minutes each side for mini-burgers.

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