Lamb Burgers with Avocado

and alfalfa sprouts

(from Sheila Lukins, in Parade)

Ingredients Directions
  • 1 lb. ground lean lamb
  • 2 tbs coarsely grated onion
  • 2 tbs coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbs plain nonfat yogurt
  • 4 best-quality whole-grain rolls
  • 1 large tomato, cut into 4 thick slices
  • ½ cup alfalfa sprouts

1. In a bowl, lightly mix the lamb with the onion, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties, each 3 inches across and 1 inch thick.

2. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Broil the patties (3 inches from heat source) or pan-fry over medium heat in a non-stick skillet for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

4. Lightly toast the rolls. Place a burger on each roll and top with the avocado mixture, a tomato slice and alfalfa sprouts. Serve immediately.

Note: When sweet onions such as Vidalias and Walla Wallas are in season, a slice adds a real treat.

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© 1998 Ronald Florence
Last modified: Sat Nov 8 17:07:25 EST 1997