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Lamb Burgers Stuffed with Mint and Feta
- Active time:25 min
- Start to finish:35 min
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup packed mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta (2 oz)
- 1 1/4 lb ground lamb
accompaniments:pita bread or orzo; sliced tomatoes; plain yogurt
Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over medium heat; see “Grilling Procedure.”
Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then gently stir together with mint, feta, and 1/2 tsp pepper.
Divide lamb into 4 equal portions. Holding 1 portion in palm of your hand, make an indentation in center and stuff with one fourth of filling. Pinch closed, then form into a 1-inch-thick patty (about 4 inches in diameter). Repeat with remaining lamb and filling.
Season burgers with 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper (total). Oil grill rack, then grill burgers, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes total for medium-rare.
- Burgers can be formed 1 day ahead and chilled.
- Burgers can be grilled in an oiled hot 2-burner grill pan over medium heat, turning once, 12 to 14 minutes total.