Minty lamb burgers

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ground lamb
1 small Onion, coarsely grated
1 teaspoon Finely minced garlic
¼ cup Chopped fresh mint
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 Toasted hamburger buns
4 slices Tomato (for garnish)
⅓ cup Plain nonfat yogurt, drained (for garnish)

If you are tired of beef yet looking for a great-tasting burger, here's a splendid choice, easily mixed up with lots of fresh mint, onion and garlic. The fresh mint is essential for an exciting burst of flavor in these luscious patties. Chop the leaves coarsely with a good, sharp knife so that they will stay nice and green. For a garnish, nothing goes better than plain yogurt and ripe tomato slices. Drain the yogurt through a strainer lined with cheesecloth for one hour before serving.

1. Prepare hot coals for grilling.

2. Place the ground lamb in a bowl and mix well with onion, garlic and chopped mint, being sure not to overmix. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently form the mixture into 4 patties.

3. Grill the burgers over hot coals, 3" from heat, for about 4 minutes per side for rare meat or 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

4. Serve the lamb burgers immediately on buns topped with a tomato slice and a dollop of yogurt, if desired.

Per serving (with tomato and yogurt garnishes): 363 calories, 18 grams fat, 76 milligrams cholesterol.

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