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Lamb Loaf/Burgers and Haricot Verts

Lamb loaf and haricot verts
Lamb loaf with haricot verts

I’ve been making lamb burgers and loaf for years, since buying the prepared burgers once at Whole Foods about 10 years ago. They list their ingredients on prepared foods, so I made mine based on it. I created the yogurt dressing for the grilled burgers, but it would be good on the lamb loaf as well.

Pictured is steamed haricot verts with butter, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Haricot verts are French green beans, They are smaller and thinner than American beans. They are also more tender and less starchy. I think they are superior to American beans.

In yesterday’s post, I wrote that cooking veggies properly is key to enjoying them. So is getting the freshest vegetables possible. While these guys were not rotten, they had seen better days and tasted starchy.

Lamb Loaf and Burgers

1 pound ground lamb

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Handful kalamata olives, chopped

5 ounces goat cheese feta, crumbled

1 small red onion, diced

1 tablespoon oregano

Pepper

Add for lamb loaf

1 egg

½ cup almond meal

½ pack gelatin

½ bunch of scallion instead of onion

Handful of parsley, chopped

¼ cup of milk or half and half

If making loaf, combine egg, gelatin and milk and let sit a few minutes. Combine all ingredients. If making loaf, bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Burgers, grill or pan fried until cooked to your liking.

Dressing

Greek yogurt or sour cream

Garlic, pressed

Salt

Cucumber shredded

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