Grilled Lamb Burgers

Serves: 4

Pairs With: Cline Sonoma Coast Syrah

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. Place the lamb in a large bowl, and mix with the mint, cilantro, oregano, garlic, sherry, vinegar, and molasses. Season with cumin, allspice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, and mix well. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Brush grill grate with oil. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side, or until well done. Heat the brioche buns briefly on the grill. Serve burgers on brioche bun with melted feta cheese, cucumbers, and onions.