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Lamb burgers with strong cheddar, chipotle sauce
Lamb burgers with strong cheddar, chipotle sauce

Lamb burgers with strong cheddar, chipotle sauce

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 10 to 12 minutes
Servings 4



  • 250 ml (1 cup) mayonnaise
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chipotle (in adobo sauce), coarsely chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) steak spices
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • 600 g (1 1/4 lb) ground lean lamb
  • 5 or 6 leaves of fresh mint, chopped  
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) garlic powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) onion powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) Espelette pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices of old cheddar
  • 4 kaiser rolls
  • A few leaves of frisée lettuce
  • 1 red tomato, cut into 5 mm (1/4 in.) slices


  1. In a bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients. Stir.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the barbecue to 290°C (550°F) or to maximum heat
  4. In a large salad bowl, mix together the ground lamb, mint and spices.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stir with your hands until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  7. Shape 4 patties.
  8. Cover and grill for about 5 minutes on each side until well done.
  9. Turn off the barbecue and place the cheese slices on the patties.
  10. Close the lid and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  11. You may heat the rolls at the same time.
  12. Spread a generous amount of chipotle sauce on the inside of the rolls.
  13. Place some lettuce leaves on the lower half of the rolls.
  14. Add the slices of tomato.
  15. Place the patties on the garnished rolls.
  16. Close the rolls.
  17. Serve with a couscous salad.
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