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Vernalisa's Lamb Burgers

Recipe Submitted by Vernalisa.

"Great on Sourdough Bread! The burgers may be mixed, shaped, tightly wrapped, for 2 hours before cooking."

2 pounds lean ground lamb
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley or mint
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 large slices crusty sourdough bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large red onions, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup grainy mustard

Preheat the grill and place the grill rack 6 inches from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb with the garlic, parsley, and salt and pepper. Shape the mixture into 4 burgers of equal size. Grill the burgers for about 6 minutes per side for medium burgers, turning once. While the burgers are cooking, place the sourdough slices around the edge of the grill to toast; watch them carefully; they will require about 1 minute per side depending on how hot your grill is. Remove the burgers to a platter and keep warm. Place a cast-iron skillet on the grill. When very hot, add the olive oil; when the oil is hot, add the onions and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard until well combined. Place 1 slice of toasted sourdough bread on each of 4 dinner plates. Place a burger on each toast and spoon equal portions of the onion mixture on top of each burger. Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Vernalisa's Party and Holiday Corner. Make sure to visit Vernalisa's excellent site filled with holiday menus, recipes, party ideas, party recipes, seasonal menus, and much more. Make sure to check out her message board for many more great recipes and ideas.

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