Silk road lamb burger recipe

Published June 2, 2010 12:20AM (EDT)



  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, freshly dry toasted in a skillet over low heat
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced cilantro


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ medium white onion, julienned
  • 1 cup scallions, julienned
  • 2-3 green chili peppers, such as jalapeños, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • a generous amount of coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • salt to taste


  • sesame seed hamburger buns (keeping the Chinese Muslim theme, these are a nod to nang, a thick sesame crusted flatbread eaten in this region)


  1. Season ground lamb with salt, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes and toasted cumin seeds. Combine thoroughly.
  2. Shape into patties.
  3. Heat oil in pan, then sauté onion, scallions and peppers and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until onions are translucent and wilted. Set aside.
  4.  Cook lamb patties to desired doneness on an outdoor grill, preferably charcoal.
  5.  Serve burgers on grilled sesame seed buns, and top with the onion and pepper mixture.

By Linda Shiue

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