There’s no summer food more iconic than hot dogs and burgers on the grill. But while it’s easy to swap out plain old hot dogs for something more exciting (there are like, a bazillion different kinds of sausage you can buy at the store these days), figuring out how to put a twist on a burger is a little harder. There’s only so much bacon you can put on a burger patty, you know? Well, Martha Stewart has the perfect solution to your boring burger woes, and it starts with one essential step: swapping beef for lamb.
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There's just about a million different ways to top a hamburger. Here, a generous dash of fresh parsley adds new layers of flavor to each component of these Greek-inspired lamb burgers: the patties, the yogurt-feta sauce, and the chopped tomato salad. Grab the full recipe at the link in bio! 📷: @christophertestani recipe + food styling by: @brooklyncooks
In her Greek-inspired burger recipe, Stewart pairs a juicy, parsley-filled lamb patty with toppings a lot fresher than your standard slop of ketchup and slice of American cheese.
Instead, her patties are topped with a salty-tangy feta yogurt sauce and a parsley tomato salad. These fresh elements help to contrast the richness of the lamb, and the overall dish is something that’s a lot brighter and more vibrant than your usual burger.
Stewart recommends serving the burger with fries, and we’d have to agree that it’s a match made in heaven. But if you really want to treat yourself, we recommend doubling the recipe for the feta yogurt sauce so you can use it as a dip for your fries – you’ll never want to go back to ketchup.
If you’re a little squeamish about using lamb, never fear. Stewart says you can also make the recipe with regular ground beef. But if you’re willing to be a little adventurous, you’ll be rewarded with a more nuanced burger patty that sets up your entire sandwich for success.
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