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Author Notes: i love burgers but hate all the washing and chopping the fixings require. this was my single condiment solution. —naomi
Food52 Review: These burgers are simple yet spot on. Naomi calls for ground lamb, which makes for a sumptuous burger requiring nothing more than a bit of salt and pepper. The tang of the cilantro yogurt sauce cuts the richness, keeping the lamb from tasting gamey. We shaved the garlic using a Microplane grater, which dispersed its bite evenly throughout the yogurt and provided a more intense garlic flavor - if you decide to do the same, keep in mind you will only need one clove of garlic. We also added a large pinch of salt to the yogurt and served the burgers on toasted hamburger buns. - A&M —The Editors
- 2 pounds ground lamb
- 1 cup whole milk yogurt (you kind of need the whole for the texture)
- handful of fresh cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed or very finely chopped
- heavily season the ground lamb with salt and pepper
- mix yogurt, chopped cilantro, garlic and salt to taste
- cook burgers on grill or in the broiler
- serve with yogurt sauce on the side
- Your Best Burger Contest Winner!