Lamb Burger With Goat Cheese Mayo and Grilled Onions

Bulk up your burger by blending the meat with chopped mushrooms—they'll beef up the flavor of the meat and nobody will even know they're in there.

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This burger may look and taste decadent, but it’s a “cheat meal” that won’t cost you too much in the way carbs, sugar, and—compared to other burgers stacked with crazy toppings—calories or fat.

Nutrition (per burger)

Calories: 586; total fat: 52g; saturated fat: 15g; protein: 19g; carbohydrates: 10g; sugar: 7g; fiber: 2g; cholesterol: 79mg; sodium: 428mg

Recipe and photo by McKenzie Hall Jones, R.D.N. of Nourish RDs.

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Prep time

15 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 6 oz ground lamb, formed into two 3-oz patties
  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ sweet yellow onion
  • 2 thick slices large heirloom tomato
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp goat cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped cilantro

Heat grill or grill pan. Salt and pepper lamb patties, and set aside.

In a medium frying pan, heat ½ tablespoon of the olive oil and add onions, cook until golden and fragrant.

Brush the Portobello mushrooms with remaining ½ tablespoon of olive oil, and set aside.

Once grill is hot, add lamb patties and cook 4 minutes before flipping over and cooking an additional 4 minutes, until done. Remove from grill, cover with foil, and set aside.

Add the mushrooms to the grill, and cook 2 minutes on each side until tender but not mushy. Remove.

In a small bowl, gently mix the mayonnaise with goat cheese, season with black pepper.

To assemble the burgers, place the lamb patty on top of the Portobello mushroom. Add sliced tomato, a dollop of goat cheese mayo, and grilled onions. Garnish with extra goat cheese and cilantro.