These juicy lamb burgers are filled with goat cheese, roasted garlic, fresh rosemary, chipotle chiles and glazed with maple syrup. Serve on ciabbatta bread with a side of oven roasted potato wedges with italian herbs and pesto aioli.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 lamb burgers
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Cut the top off of the head of garlic, and place onto a small, oven safe dish.

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  • Bake the garlic in the preheated oven until the cloves are soft and golden brown, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven, and cool. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic into a mixing bowl. Add the lamb, goat cheese, chipotle peppers, rosemary, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the lamb patties for 1 minute on each side, then reduce the heat to medium-low, and continue cooking to your desired degree of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-well. About 1 minute before the patties are ready, pour in the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and allow it to thicken and glaze the burgers. Serve on toasted ciabatta buns.

Nutrition Facts

609 calories; protein 33.5g; carbohydrates 42g; fat 33.7g; cholesterol 109.6mg; sodium 1481.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Really Enjoyed these Burgers.. Did Make a few "Adjustments" used 3 Chipotle Peppers.. 4 oz Feta Cheese and Ground Beef replaced Lamb Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2008
I really looked forward to making this but unfortunately it fell really short. At first I was enticed by the combination of flavors - spicy savory sweet and sour - but unfortunately the chipotle peppers completely overwhelmed the dish. The recipe did not call for draining the chipotles from the adobo sauce. This made the patties very soft and difficult to work with. The burger just would not stay together. If I make this again I would substitute fresh chopped jalepenos for the chipotles and drastically reduce the amount so that I could taste the other flavors. Read More
(18)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2008
I really looked forward to making this but unfortunately it fell really short. At first I was enticed by the combination of flavors - spicy savory sweet and sour - but unfortunately the chipotle peppers completely overwhelmed the dish. The recipe did not call for draining the chipotles from the adobo sauce. This made the patties very soft and difficult to work with. The burger just would not stay together. If I make this again I would substitute fresh chopped jalepenos for the chipotles and drastically reduce the amount so that I could taste the other flavors. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2009
This was an experiment for me!! I've never cooked lamb before but recently found some pre-made patties in the quick sale meat section so I decided to try them. Since they were already made into patties and wrapped with bacon I can't give a full 5-star rating because I didn't follow this recipe exactly - I used the salt pepper rosemary and some minced garlic as a rub - then brushed them with maple syrup during cooking. I liked the flavor enough that I will be keeping this recipe to make as directed - I think ground lamb as a burger with the other ingredients mixed in and served with roasted potatoes as a side will be an excellent meal. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Really Enjoyed these Burgers.. Did Make a few "Adjustments" used 3 Chipotle Peppers.. 4 oz Feta Cheese and Ground Beef replaced Lamb Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2012
Too hot and too sweet for us. Recipe has potential though. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2016
6 tablespoons of minced chipotle peppers to 1 pound of lamb has got to be a typo. That is entirely too much heat and would completely overwhelm all of the other delicate flavors. With that being said I used 1 large chipotle in adobo and that was perfect for us. The only other change I made was in the cheese. 6 ounces of goat cheese was 5 and 6 ounces of feta was only 1.68. While I'm sure the goat cheese would have been good too I just couldn't justify the extra money considering how much I spent on the lamb. These turned good and were very impressive. We are not big on rosemary but it worked very nicely in this and didn't overpower. I did grill the burgers out of personal preference and the patties stayed together just fine. This recipe definitely has the WOW factor just be sure to cut back on the chipotle or that WOW will be in a negative way instead of a positive one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2018
I really loved the idea of these burgers. They promised a combination of spicy earthy tangy and sweet using all the flavors we really love. Between the cost of the lamb and the goat cheese the price jumped up quickly so I opted to use turkey instead. I love spicy really spicy food but 6 T of chipotle seemed off so I just minced one large pepper. We choose to grill these so I didn't brush the outside with syrup for fear it would burn and instead of adding the goat cheese to the patty I mixed it with a bit of cream and used it as a spread to really highlight the ingredient. A few slight adjustments to suit our tastes and it was love at first bite. These will be a regular for us during grilling season. Read More
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