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Mediterranean Lamb Burger

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Minced lamb meat seasoned with garlic, parsley, and dried tomatoes.

Lamb meat may be replaced here with any other ground meat.

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 15 min
420 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

4 sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed), finely chopped 2 tbsp
3 tbsp Parsley and Garlic Base 45 mL
1 eggs size large
400 g lean ground lamb
4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 12 g
1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
2 corn tortillas 90 g
1/2 Boston lettuce 100 g
2 tomatoes, sliced 240 g
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

These burgers can be cooked either in a pan on the stovetop or using an outdoor grill.

Method

  1. Preheat the outdoor grill.
  2. Finely chop the dried tomatoes, then put them in a bowl. Add the Parsley and Garlic Base, egg, ground meat, and grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then mix well until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Form the mixture into flat patties. To prevent the patties from puffing up, make a shallow depression with your thumb in the centre.
  3. Lightly brush the patties with the oil and cook on a hot grill for about 15 min, until the outside becomes golden-brown and the inside loses its pink colour. Turn them once halfway through the cooking. Alternatively, the patties can be cooked on the stovetop. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for about 15 min, turning them once.
  4. Place each patty inside a tortilla. Add a few lettuce leaves and tomato slices then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (210g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

420

Fat

28 g

42 %

Saturated 9.3 g
+ Trans 0 g

46 %

Cholesterol

140 mg

Sodium

160 mg

6 %

Carbohydrate

14 g

5 %

Fibre

2 g

9 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

27 g

Vitamin A

31 %

Vitamin C

26 %

Calcium

11 %

Iron

20 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 ¼ servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 5

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This recipe is in the following categories

Lamb | Main courses/Entrées | High Vitamin D | High Iron | Halal | Diabetes-friendly | Barbecue/Broil/Grill