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Lamb Burger Recipe with Chocolate

This lamb burger recipe with a touch of chocolate and homemade ketchup is the first of Jonathan's recipes that I have ever posted.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade lamb burgers, how to make lamb burgers, lamb burger recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 516kcal


  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1/4 tsp dried cayenne pepper ground
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 C arugula


  • Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt completely in a double boiler or microwave.
  • In a large bowl, combine chocolate, lamb, mint, and spices. Mix thoroughly.
  • Divide the seasoned ground lamb into four patties.
  • Heat canola oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add patties to the oil and cook thoroughly, approximately 5 minutes per side.
  • Lightly toast hamburger buns.
  • Place each patty onto the bottom half of a bun. Spread homemade ketchup (below) on top of the patty, to taste. Garnish with arugula and cover with the top of the bun.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 4.3mg