Friday, October 12, 2012

Lamb Burgers with Feta-Cucumber Raita

Last night for dinner these were good. Today for lunch, way too much curry. Ate half and dumped the rest. I doubt we will have again, just because lamb isn't a staple in our house. We had with fries.

Lamb Burgers with Feta-Cucumber Raita

Although lamb gives this burger the most flavor, feel free to substitute lean ground beef or turkey.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 2 tablespoons raita)
Cook time: 11 Minutes
Prep time: 17 Minutes
Other: 1 Hour

Feta-Cucumber Raita
2/3 cup bulgur
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomato, packed without oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 pound lean ground lamb
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
6 (2-ounce) onion sandwich buns
6 Bibb lettuce leaves
Feta-Cucumber Raita

Prepare raita.

Combine bulgur, tomato, and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Bring broth to a boil and pour over bulgur mixture. Let stand 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Preheat broiler.

Combine bulgur mixture, lamb, and next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide lamb mixture evenly into 6 (1/2-inchthick) patties. Place patties on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Top bottom half of each bun with a lettuce leaf; add burgers. Spoon Feta- Cucumber Raita evenly over burgers; top with remaining half of bun.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 391; Fat: 14.4g; Saturated fat: 5.4g; Protein: 21.1g; Carbohydrate: 44.3g; Cholesterol: 53mg; Iron: 3.4mg; Sodium: 918mg; Calories from fat: 33%; Fiber: 5.0g; Calcium: 134mg

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2004

Feta-Cucumber Raita

This recipe goes with Lamb Burgers with Feta-Cucumber Raita
Yield: 3/4 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup diced peeled cucumber

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; add cucumber. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 18; Fat: 0.8g; Saturated fat: 0.5g; Protein: 0.9g; Carbohydrate: 2.1g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Iron: 0.1mg; Sodium: 81mg; Calories from fat: 38%; Fiber: 0.2g; Calcium: 30mg

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2004

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