Healthy Recipes

Lamb Burgers With Irish Soda-Bread Buns Recipe

Boring burgers will become a thing of the past when you try this mouth-watering lamb alternative.

lamb burger with irish soda-bread buns
Calories 606
Protein 33g
Fat 25g
Carbs 60g

Chef's Tip: Use your thumb to make a 1/2-inch indentation in the tops of the burgers to keep them from forming into meatballs during cooking. Or poke the raw patties a few times with a skewer. The buns can be made a couple of days in advance and also be used for sandwiches.

Servings: 4
You'll need
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus few pinches
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or oregano
  • Few pinches black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 2 cups baby spinach or baby kale
1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with flour.
2. Combine flours, baking soda, and ½ tsp salt in a large bowl and form a well in the center. Whisk egg and buttermilk and pour into well. Gently mix until dough just holds together; it shouldn’t be too moist or sticky.
3. Create 4 palm-size buns and place on baking sheet. Press down gently to slightly flatten buns; use a knife to cut a ¼-inch-deep X on the top of each bun.
4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until buns sound hollow when tapped. Let cool; slice buns in half.
5. Mix lamb, garlic, cumin, thyme, and pinches of salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Cook in a greased skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through (160°F), 4 to 5 minutes per side.
6. Place burgers on 4 bun halves; top with mustard, sauerkraut, and greens. Cover with other bun halves.