Recipe Provided By"Rustic Joyful Food"
- 2 pounds ground American Lamb
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 purple onions, (thinly sliced)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2-3 tablespoons mild red pepper paste
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 small garlic clove, (minced)
- 8 brioche buns
- 2-3 cups baby arugula
- 1 cup torn sweet basil leaves
- 8 slices sharp white cheddar
Form the ground lamb into 8 patties. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the patties generously with salt and pepper. Cook the burgers in batches 3-4 minutes per side in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
While the lamb cooks, in a separate skillet, sauté the onions over medium heat in the butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil until golden and caramelized, roughly 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix the mayo, red pepper paste, lemon, garlic, and a touch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Sizzle the buns in the onion pan and begin assembling the bistro style burgers. Smear the top and bottom bun with the flavorful red pepper aioli, place a handful of arugula and basil leaves on the bottom bun, then the lamb burger, then cheese, caramelized onions, and the top bun. Enjoy!
USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters
Internal temperature of 160°F
All Other Cuts
Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest