I made up this mixture on a whim and wow! These are definitely the best hamburgers I've ever had and everyone who's had them says the same. The spices are Indian in origin, but the flavor is deliciously unique!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 lamb burgers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.

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  • Place the lamb, egg, ginger, garlic, garam masala, and cilantro into a mixing bowl; mix well. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Cook on the preheated grill to your desired degree of doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-well. Serve on toasted hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 22.9g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 90.1mg; sodium 334mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
I've just realized the fatal flaw in this recipe. For some reason allrecipes.com listed the ingredient as '1 tablespoon' of egg. It should be 1 egg! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2010
I followed the recipe exact except I took everyones advice and did one whole egg. I think it was too much egg. It was very wet and hard to form into a patty. I was worried it would fall apart on the grill and fall into it. I formed patties the best I could and put them inbetween wax paper. I put them in the freezer for a couple hours so I had a better chance they wouldn't fall apart. This worked. I wouldn't say this was the best burgers ever. It was good but different. I thought it was sweet but had a good burger texture. I would much rather prefer a swiss and mushroom burger or a bacon cheddar burger over this. It was worth trying but I wouldn't be adding it to my family dinner routine. It was good don't get me wrong just not my style. Read More
(6)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
I've just realized the fatal flaw in this recipe. For some reason allrecipes.com listed the ingredient as '1 tablespoon' of egg. It should be 1 egg! Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2008
I thought these were very good. I probably had about 1.5 lbs. of ground lamb and cut the garam masala back by half as I feared my 11 year old wouldn't eat it. I got a recipe for garam masala off the internet: 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. cayene powder 1/8 tsp. ground cloves. Everyone liked it and I will use the suggested amount next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2009
pretty good if you like lamb and intense indian spices - it's not spicy but you can taste all the ingredients. i like it. i think this burger is best suited for adults. will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
I cooked this for my dad my grandma and me. I used 98% lean ground beef. I cooked them on a grill after the coals had sat for 25/30 minutes. I ended up cooking them probably 10 minutes on each side (which might be normal I don't know). They did drip some onto the coals but not too much. I didn't have garlic or ginger paste so I substituted plain ground ginger and garlic though I reduced the amount of ginger by almost half. I also didn't have dry cilantro so I used ground coriander. Everyone liked it though there wasn't enough (I wasn't filled after 1 and my dad had 2 which is normal). Everyone was pleased though they didn't rave. I'll definitely take with recipe with me to college. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2010
I love lamb burgers. May I suggest a light coat of olive oil on both sides of the burger before grilling. Adds that extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
I had ground turkey that I wanted to make burgers with but just not run-of-the-mill so I wondered about using garam masala and up popped this recipe during my search. Low and behold it works GREAT with ground turkey! Use 1 egg...not just the tablespoon it calls for. I also added some bread crumbs as turkey has a WAY different consistency than lamb and it needed it. Also added a bit of salt. Thanks for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
These were great! I used 1/2 an egg and that was plenty--it wasn't too moist or dry. I used 1/2 tsp ground ginger 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 1/2 tsp garam masala. We were out of cilantro but I didn't really miss it. It made three burgers. They were flavorful but not spicy which my two-year-old appreciated. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2010
I followed the recipe exact except I took everyones advice and did one whole egg. I think it was too much egg. It was very wet and hard to form into a patty. I was worried it would fall apart on the grill and fall into it. I formed patties the best I could and put them inbetween wax paper. I put them in the freezer for a couple hours so I had a better chance they wouldn't fall apart. This worked. I wouldn't say this was the best burgers ever. It was good but different. I thought it was sweet but had a good burger texture. I would much rather prefer a swiss and mushroom burger or a bacon cheddar burger over this. It was worth trying but I wouldn't be adding it to my family dinner routine. It was good don't get me wrong just not my style. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2010
Simply LOVE lamb! Read More
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