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Middle-Eastern Lamb Burgers with Halloumi Cheese

Burn fat and fuel muscles with these rich and flavorful lamb burgers.

Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D. thumbnail by MS, RD
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An excellent source of protein, lamb also serves up conjugated linoleic acid, which may help with fat-burning, and creatinine to fuel muscles and add more pump. It has an amazing flavor that goes perfectly with fresh mint.

Middle-Eastern Lamb Burgers with Halloumi Cheese Servings: 4
Prep time: 10   |   Cook time: 20
You'll need
  • Burgers
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ts ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • Fixings
  • 1/2 cup halloumi cheese, sliced
  • Sliced tomato
  • Cucumber spears
  • Pickled turnips
  • Hummus or tahini
  • 2 whole grain pitas, halved
Directions 
1. In a large bowl, mix all of the burger ingredients together. Divide into 4, and shape your burgers, making them about 1/2” thick.
2. Set your grill to medium-high. Grill your burgers for about 5 minutes per side. Add the Halloumi cheese to the grill, and cook about 2 minutes per side or until you have dark grill marks.
3. Stuff each pita half with a burger, some cheese, and all of the toppings you like. Enjoy.
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