Lamb Burgers with Avocado and Alfalfa Sprouts

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1 lb ground lean Alberta Lamb

2 tbs coarsely grated onion

2 tbs coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

½ tsp finely grated lemon zest

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 small ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

2 tsp fresh lime juice

2 tbs plain non-fat yogurt

4 best-quality whole-grain rolls

1 large tomato, cut into 4 thick slices

½ cup alfalfa sprouts


  1. In a bowl, lightly mix the lamb with the onion, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties, each 3 inches across and 1 inch thick.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Broil the patties (3 inches from heat source) or pan-fry over medium heat in a non-stick skillet for 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  4. Lightly toast the rolls. Place a burger on each roll and top with the avocado mixture, a tomato slice and alfalfa sprouts. Serve immediately.

Note: When sweet onions such as Vidalias and Walla Wallas are in season, a slice adds a real treat.

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