Lamb Burger with Herb Chutney

Serves 4


3/4 lb. lean ground lamb
1 medium onion, finely chopped, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced, divided
3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1/2 small jalapeno chile, veins and seeds removed, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt


1) Heat grill. in a medium bowl, gently stir together lamb, 1/2 cup of the onion, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, cumin and half of the garlic just until blended (don't over mix). shape into 4 (3-inches) patties, 1-inch thick.

2) Place all remaining ingredients, including onion, garlic and 1/2 cup cilantro, in food processor or blender. pulse until smooth

3) Oil grill grate, Place patties on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals; cover grill. Grill 6 to 9 minutes or until barely pink in center, turning once. Top burgers with chutney.


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