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Lamb Burgers with kale and mint pesto
Lamb Burgers with Mint Pesto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 3 beautiful burgers
Author: Julia
For the Kale and Mint Pesto:
  • 4 cups tightly packed green kale leaves chopped
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 3 cloves large garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ cup walnut oil
For the Lamb Burgers
  • 1 pound ground lamb meat
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • 3 slices jack cheese
  • Handful spinach or spring green mix
To make the mint and kale pesto:
  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the pesto except for the oil in a food processor or blender. Pulse the blender/food processor to chop the ingredients.
  2. Leaving the food machine on a medium speed, slowly add the oil while the it is processing.
  3. Pour the pesto into a bowl or container and set aside.
To prepare the lamb burgers:
  1. Form three burger patties out of one pound of lamb meat.
  2. Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium and add the butter and oil and allow it to melt.
  3. Once the skillet has heated completely, place the three burger patties on it and allow them to cook 5 minutes.
  4. Flip the patties and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the slices of cheese on top and cook until cheese is melted (you can place a cover over the skillet to help melt the cheese), or until meat is cooked to desired “done-ness”
  6. While the burgers are cooking, put your oven on the broil setting and put the buns in the oven cut-side up to allow them to toast. Keep an eye on them and remove them once they’re golden brown and crispy.
  7. Prepare your burgers by spreading kale mint pesto on top of the patty and add spring greens.
  8. Serve with sweet potato fries and diiiive in!!