Spiced Lamb Burger with Snap Pea Slaw

Spiced Lamb Burger with Snap Pea Slaw

Try this spring twist on the traditional burger using Open Nature® grass fed ground lamb. Topped with a fresh snap pea slaw and quick tzatziki sauce, this burger is perfect for a kick-off to grilling season!



35 mins

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  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon O Organics® Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 pound Open Nature® ground lamb
  • 4 potato rolls, lightly toasted

Yogurt sauce

  • 1/2 cup finely grated cucumber
  • 1 cup thick Open Nature® whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon O Organics® extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped O Organics® dill

Snap Pea Slaw

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 ounces sugar snap peas, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

Step 1 :: Make the yogurt sauce

Place the cucumber on a towel and gently squeeze out a bit of the excess water. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, dill, and mint, if using. Chill until ready to use.

Step 2 :: Make and assemble the burgers

Mix paprika, cayenne, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl.

Step 3 :: Make and assemble the burgers

Shape lamb into 4 patties about 3/4" thick. Season with spice mixture on both sides.

Step 4 :: Make and assemble the burgers

Heat oil in a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high. Working in batches if needed, cook patties until underside is browned, 5–6 minutes. Turn and cook until browned on other side, 4–5 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate and let rest 10 minutes.

Step 5 :: Make Snap Pea Slaw

Meanwhile, toss snap peas, onion, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl.

Step 6 :: Make Snap Pea Slaw

Generously spread yogurt sauce on cut sides of buns. Build each burger with a lamb patty and a mound of slaw. You will probably have extra slaw left over—serve it alongside.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.