greek night

On Monday night I made my first attempt at cooking with ground lamb.  I bought the meat for a great sale price last week…only $2.50/lb!  After perusing some recipes online, I got an idea of what spices would taste best with the lamb and this is what I came up with for grilled lamb burgers:

1 lb. ground lamb

1/2 c. finely chopped onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp. curry powder

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and shape into patties.  Grill over medium heat 6-7 minutes per side.
The lamb burgers went well with a side of quinoa and peas (seasoned with basil, salt, and pepper) and my last-minute homemade tzatziki: plain whole milk yogurt, a little sour cream, a few drops each of lemon juice and olive oil, dash of garlic powder, and some peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber.  A few grape tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and fresh cilantro (or mint) makes a nice garnish.  Preparing the meal was fairly quick and easy (especially since I found that quinoa cooks just fine in a rice cooker…2 parts water to 1 part quinoa) and very tasty to boot!

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-Abby

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5 Responses to greek night

  1. Mom says:

    I see a cookbook coming one day! “Cooking In the Clouds” by Abby Chou!
    Nice! Can’t wait until you fix that for us!!
    Yum!

  2. Megan says:

    This sounds amazing even for us non-meat eaters! I’ll have to ask Brian if he’d like me to make this. You can’t go wrong with Greek!

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