Grilled Lamb Burger with Harissa Aioli

Grilled Lamb Burgers with Harissa Aioli, melty cheese, arugula and pickled onions served on a toasted Brioche Bun. Bacon optional.;) #lambburger #grilledlamb #harissa #harissaburger #bestburger

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Grilled Lamb Burgers with Harissa Aioli, melty cheese, arugula and pickled onions served on a Toasted Brioche Bun. Bacon optional.


Lamb burgers
  • 1 lb organic ground lamb ( or beef, or combo) – makes 3 burgers
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ¼ C very finely diced onion, shallot or scallion
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  • 3 brioche buns
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 3 oz. Mahon cheese sliced (or any melty cheese- jack, provolone, cheddar, edam, gouda)
  • Quick pickled onions
  • crispy bacon ( totally optional)

Harissa Aioli  Recipe:


  1. If making the harissa pasta from scratch do this first or make ahead.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Make quick pickled onions, refrigerate.
  4. In a med bowl, using your hands, combine ground lamb with onion, garlic, spices, salt and pepper, just to combine, being careful to not over mix. Form patties and  set aside.
  5. Crisp bacon slices ( if using) and set on paper towel.
  6. Make the Harissa Aioli- whisking mayo with harissa paste, or spices in a small bowl, set aside.
  7.  Slice the cheese.
  8. When the grill is hot, grill patties to medium-rare or medium. Toast buns at the same time.
  9. Top with cheese and close lid, turning the heat off, letting the cheese melt- (or place in a warm oven, topping with cheese, to allow it to melt).
  10.  Assemble. Once cheese has melted, assemble. Spread harissa aioli on both sides of the buns, place burgers, optional bacon, arugula and pickled onions and then the bun top. Serve immediately.


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