Fig & lamb burgers with goat cheese and grilled bell pepper

IMG_1518 copy

Today we present to you a recipe that goes great with the current Easter-ly and spring vibes. It’s not exactly a roasted leg of lamb, which you might expect with a special occasion such as Easter, but instead it’s a inexpensive and quick alternative. First of all,  shout out to my mama bear, because she introduced us to this amazinggg fig, goat cheese and lamb burger combination. We love lamb meat for its distinctive flavor and juiciness, and there is just something about lamb that just goes so well with figs. So we turned some ground lamb into some nice and tender burger patties, and paired it with figs, grilled bell pepper and goat cheese.

2 large lamb burgers
300g ground lamb ○ 1 red onion ○ approximately 6 dried figs  ○ 1/2 a red bell pepper ○ 125g soft goat cheese ○ 1 small handful of chives ○ 1 chili ○ 2 cloves of garlic ○ 1 small handful of spinach  ○ 2 sandwich-sized ciabattas ○ 2 tablespoons of yogurt ○ 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise ○ juice of half a lemon ○ salt and pepper to taste

Place the ground lamb in a large bowl. Chop half the onion, the figs, the chili, 1 clove of garlic and the chives. Mix all these ingredients into the ground lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the ground lamb mixture into half and make two firm patties. Grill the patties on a medium to low heat with the lid on the pan. Flip the patties after approximately 4 minutes.

In the mean time, slice the bell pepper, and the rest of the onion, and grill it in a grill pan. Prepare the yogurt sauce by combining some of the leftover chopped chives, 1 finely chopped garlic clove, the lemon juice, the mayo and the yogurt. Season with salt and pepper. Slice the goat cheese in half. Once the lamb patties have grilled for approximately 4 minutes on each side, you’re ready to build your burgers! Spread the yogurt sauce on the ciabattas, add the raw spinach, and place the patties on top. Lastly, top with the goat cheese, onion and bell pepper.. and enjoy!

These burgers are really one of a kind. We’re always looking for new and creative ways to pimp our burgers. Mostly because it gives us an excuse to eat (bloggable) burgers again. All in all, all the ingredients in this burger recipe are a match made in heaven!

Love,

Cheese and Chinese

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s