Grill/Barbecue

Harissa Lamb Burger

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September  4, 2015
Photo by Cava Grill
Author Notes

This recipe is just the right amount of spicy, and also happens to showcase one of our favorite ingredients… ever. If you haven’t eaten pan-fried haloumi before, you haven’t lived. —CAVA

  • Serves 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 package fresh haloumi cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • grapeseed oil
  • a few handfuls of fresh arugula
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine shallot, parsley, harissa, coriander, cumin, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add in lamb and work with your hands until just combined. Form into 6 even patties, pressing a slight dimple into the center of each patty.
  2. Turn the oven to broil. Brush the burgers with grapeseed oil and place in a castiron skillet. Broil patties for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway and brushing again. Let burgers rest for 3 minutes.
  3. Turn the oven to broil. Brush the burgers with grapeseed oil and place in a castiron skillet. Broil patties for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway and brushing again. Let burgers rest for 3 minutes.
  4. To assemble: spread the bottom half of a toasted bun with a generous portion of tzatziki. Top with harissa lamb burger and a handful of fresh arugula. Spread top half of toasted bun with a little harissa, and place on top of burger.
  5. Enjoy!

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