• Prep Time
    40 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    40 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
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    Lamb Burger with Rajas

    A lamb burger will awaken your tastebuds and add new flair to your next cookout. The smoky, roasted poblano peppers and grilled sweet onions adds layers of flavoring to this delicious burger.


    Ingredients
    *
    extra virgin olive oil
    3
    large poblano peppers
    2
    large yellow onions, 1 sliced into ¼-inch thick rings, 1 diced
    1 1/4
    teaspoons
    kosher salt
    2
    good pinches of red pepper flakes
    3
    cloves
    garlic, minced
    2
    pounds
    ground lamb (85/15)
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground black pepper
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground cumin
    1/4
    bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
    2
    sprigs fresh oregano, finely chopped
    *
    Zest of 1 large lemon
    1/3
    cup
    stone ground mustard
    1/4
    cup
    mayonnaise
    6
    brioche hamburger buns
    2
    cups
    arugula
    6
    slices
    Havarti cheese
    Directions
    Rub the peppers with just enough oil to coat. Working with 1 poblano pepper at a time, place the peppers directly over a medium-high flame and char. Allow the peppers to get black and blistery. Place in a plastic bag and allow to steam for 15 minutes.
    Coat a large skillet with oil set over medium heat. Add the diced onions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes, stirring occasionally, cooking just until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
    Using a paper towel, rub off the black charred skin of the peppers. (Optional: Cut a small slit in the peppers to remove the seeds.) Cut the peppers into thin strips. Set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the onion mixture with the lamb, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, cumin, mint, oregano and lemon zest (It is easiest to use your hands).
    Divide the lamb mixture into 6 equal pieces. Form into patties. Use your thumb to make a dimple in the center. This will make sure your burger cooks in the middle. Place on a cookie sheet and chill.
    Coat a skillet with oil. Cook the onion rings over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Allow them to caramelize, stirring occasionally. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Add the poblano peppers the last 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    Using the same skillet, coat with oil and cook your patties over a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes each side for medium-rare. Allow to rest for 3 minutes before serving.
    Build your burger: Mix the mustard and mayonnaise until well blended. Spread some on both sides of the buns. Place some arugula on the bottom bun and top with the lamb patty. Add a slice of cheese. Pile on the onion and poblano pepper slices and top off with the hamburger bun.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
    OK

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