ALL-AMERICAN LAMB BURGER

ALL-AMERICAN LAMB BURGER

1 teaspoon seasoned salt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup rolled oats
8 ounces tomato sauce
2 pounds ground American Lamb
8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
8 lettuce leaves
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
4 thin red onion slices, split into rings
16 tomato slices

  1. In large bowl, combine ground lamb, tomato sauce, oats, onion, basil, garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are blended. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.

  2. To Grill: Cook over medium-hot coals. Grill 4 inches from coals 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well.

  3. To Broil: Place lamb patties on broiler pan. Broil lamb 4 inches from source of heat for 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well.

  4. Arrange lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun. Top with onion rings, 2 tomato slices, cooked lamb patties and bun top.