Blue cheese lamb burgers

blue cheese lamb burgers

Sure you can make beef burgers on the grill but have you spiced it up with some lamb??! I’ve always loved lamb because I think it has more flavor than beef and these burgers are no exception. This has caramelized onions, arugula, and good blue cheese (don’t skimp on good blue). I paired it with a delicious natural wine I got as part of my monthly wine club with @rampantwineco . I love Rampant bc they always recommend ingredients to pair the wines with (perfect if you love to cook), and they highlight regions so you learn a lot but in a digestible way. Also they support sustainable farming techniques.

Here is how to make it:

blue cheese lamb burgers

Blue cheese lamb burger

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Servings 4 burgers


The burgers

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 4 tbsp blue or gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 tbsp caramelized onions
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 buns of choice
  • arugula

The caramelized onions

  • 3 yellow or white onions
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • flaky sea salt
  • pepper


For the caramelized onions

  • Peel onions and thinly slice. I use a mandolin which makes them super thin and yields a very jammy onion
  • On medium heat, add butter and onions to a large pot. Toss so onions are coated in butter. Add thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 15 min, checking occasionally to make sure onions aren’t burning
  • Add red wine and cover again. Cook for another 20. Remove cover and cook for another 10 or until onions are thickened. Add more salt/pepper as needed.

For the burgers

  • Add lamb to a bowl and combine with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Form into paddies.
  • On medium to high heat on the grill, add lamb and cook for about 4 min per side for medium rare.
  • Grill buns to your liking and then coat in blue cheese (get the good stuff for the blue cheese, it really makes a difference), top with caramelized onions, some arugula and your burger. Pair with Dolcetto d’Alba and enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.