This time I am using traditional cooking methods and making an amazing, moist, cheesy burger! Now I know most of the time we eat beef or even maybe buffalo, but this time we are going to try ground lamb! Let's start by checking out the recipe!
This will make approximately 8 burgers and halving the recipe does work well for those who want a smaller batch!
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Diced Onion
- 2 pounds ground lamb
- 1 egg
- 3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
- 1-4 Cloves Garlic
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
- 4 Ounces goat cheese in oil
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- In a saute pan over medium heat cook onions in a few Tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat (make sure not to pass the flash point of the olive oil or it will get smoky in the kitchen). Cook until almost translucent (approx 3-4 min), then add garlic to the pan as the onions finish. Cook for 1-2 min, and revel in that amazing garlic smell!
- Gently knead onions/garlic mixture, lamb, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper.
- Bring the oven to 350 Degrees!
- Divide in halves until you end up with 8 similar sized burgers
- Roll them into balls and smooth the outside by using a circular motion with your hands. Once they are round flatten a bit into the traditional burger shape.
- Use your thumb or a spoon to depress a well into each burger. Portion your goat cheese into the wells. Next fold the burger over the center well and reform into a ball and flatten. Make sure that they cheese is sealed in well!
- Bring a pan to medium heat and brown 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is ready place your burgers into the pan and sear for 3 min.
- Flip the burger and sear for 3 more min.
- Transfer burgers to a oven safe tray and place them in the oven for 10 min. This ensures a even cook through the middle of the burger!
The image on the left is what my finished burgers looked like while searing the first side in the pan! The image on the right shows the nice browned side of the burger while the other side is finishing.
Now after all this hard work, this is what we are looking for!
For those interested in the pan I am linking it here on the right. I purchased this pan around a year ago, and I am very impressed with the quality and the way it holds heat off my electric stove. I find that getting the perfect browned butter is very easy!
For those advanced users: I have taken the pan after searing the second side and placed it directly into the stove. REMEMBER to use a pot holder when removing after 10 min, the pan is VERY hot, and I have the burns to prove it. The benefit is that the burgers continue to cook in a hot pan with all that delicious butter.