Merguez Lamb Burgers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 12 min.
Total: 47 min.
A new twist to the ordinary burger.


  • Burgers2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1 Tbs garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 12 thin slices seedless cucumber
  • 12 thin slices tomato
  • Yogurt Sauce1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine lamb, garlic, cilantro, vinegar, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt, cayenne, and cinnamon until evenly mixed. Divide mixture into patties and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Combine the yogurt, mint, and cilantro. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Heat gas or charcoal grill. When thoroughly heated or when the coals are covered in grey ash, place the burgers on the grill. Cook 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
  • Toast hamburger buns on grill.
  • Arrange 2 slices of tomato and 2 slices of cucumber on each of the six bun bottoms. Add Merguez burger, a dollop of yogurt sauce, and bun top.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 597
  Calories from Fat 351 (59%)
(59%)Total Fat 39g
(82%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(38%)Cholesterol 113mg
(46%)Sodium 1106mg
(20%)Potassium 697mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(65%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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