Middle-Eastern Lamb Burgers With Halloumi Cheese

Burn fat and fuel muscles with these rich and flavorful lamb burgers.

Middle Easter Lamb Burger

An excellent source of protein, lamb also serves up conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which may help with fat burning and creatinine to fuel muscles and add more pump. It has an amazing flavor that goes perfectly with fresh mint.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

20 min.

  • For the burgers:
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • For the fixings:
  • 1/2 cup halloumi cheese, sliced
  • Sliced tomato
  • Cucumber spears
  • Pickled turnips
  • Hummus or tahini
  • 2 whole grain pitas or rolls, halved

In a large bowl, mix all of the burger ingredients together. Divide into 4 and shape your burgers, making them about 1/2” thick.

Set your grill to medium-high. Grill your burgers for about 5 minutes per side. Add the halloumi cheese to the grill and cook about 2 minutes per side or until you have dark grill marks.

Stuff each pita half with a burger (or place burger between halves of a bun), some cheese and all of the toppings you like. Enjoy.