Juicy Grilled American Lamb Burger
Juicy Grilled American Lamb Burger
Juicy Grilled American Lamb Burger

Juicy Grilled American Lamb Burger with Caramelized Onion, Fennel and Lemon Relish


December 11, 2015

This tasty burger gets an extra pop of flavor from a delectable relish.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings


3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 red onion, cut into thick slices

1 fennel bulb, cut into 1/4-inch slices

dash Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tsp minced fresh rosemary

2 Zest of 2 lemons (pith removed, zest finely chopped)

1 tsp honey

1 pinch red chili flakes


2 lbs ground American Lamb

dash Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 dinner rolls, or 4 large buns

Mayonnaise, to taste

Arugula leaves, to taste


1Preheat the grill to medium-high. Brush the onion and fennel slices with oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until onion and fennel caramelize and soften, showing grill marks. Reduce the heat and continue cooking onion and fennel until soft. Remove from the heat, let cool, and finely chop.

2In a bowl, add the grilled onion and fennel, rosemary, lemon zest, lemon, honey, and chili flakes. Season to taste.

3Gently form the lamb into eight burgers; make sure the meat is not compressed. Season generously with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness.

4Remove some of the bread from the rolls to make a better bread-to-burger ratio. Grill the rolls briefly and let cool. Spread both sides of the rolls with mayonnaise, add a spoonful of the onion relish, some arugula leaves, and the lamb burger. Serve immediately.

Recipe provided by the American Lamb Board