Lamb is seriously underrated. It has so much more flavor and richness than your typical ground beef. If you’re one of those people who find it “gamey”, it’s time to get your hands on some quality lamb. Your local farmers market is an excellent option– that’s where we buy our lamb and it is some of the best I’ve ever tasted, and surprisingly affordable. But even Trader Joe’s offers grass-fed New Zealand lamb that is still a great choice.
The flavors of these Currant Caraway Lamb Burgers complement the meat beautifully. The caraway seeds are a nod toward that classic pairing of lamb and mint jelly, the dried currants adding a touch of natural sweetness. These burgers are simple enough for a weeknight meal (they take minutes to throw together), but could easily be jazzed up for a dinner party, served over a bed of mixed greens alongside some roasted veggies. Yum!
You might be surprised by the addition of the egg in these burgers, but it’s my secret weapon. The egg helps the burgers hold together, as well as adding a lightness that makes the burgers extra succulent. That being said, if you have an egg allergy or just don’t happen to have one on hand, you can omit the egg and these lamb burgers will still be divine.