Swedish-style Lamb Burgers
En Español (Spanish Version)

Time-saving Tip: Cook the potatoes for the mashed potato side dish at the same time you cook the potato for the main recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ recipeCalories366Total Fat25 gSaturated Fat9 gSodium694 mgTotal Carbohydrate17.5 gDietary Fiber3 gProtein17.5 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresMedium Yukon gold potato1Ground lamb (can substitute lean ground beef)1/3 poundLarge egg1Parsley, finely chopped2 tablespoonsGrainy mustard1 ½ teaspoonsSalt½ teaspoonGround pepper1/8 teaspoonWater2 tablespoonsOlive oil2 teaspoons
  • Directions
  • Wash and scrub potato, place in a small pot filled with water and cover. Start off on high heat and then reduce to low once water starts boiling. Simmer (do not boil) until potato is tender when pierced with a fork, about 20-40 minutes. (To decrease cooking time, cut potato into smaller pieces.)
  • When potato is cooked, drain the water. Place the potato in a mixing bowl and mash. Let the potato cool for a minute, and then mix in ground meat, egg, parsley, mustard, salt, and pepper. Finally, add in the water so that the mixture becomes fairly loose.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Using a spoon, scoop out about 4 lamb patties and pat them down on the skillet so they are about ¾ of an inch thick. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

  • Exchanges
    3 medium-fat meats; 1 starch; 2 fats

    Side Suggestions: Mashed Potatoes
    Cook 2 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes as per the directions above. Leave potatoes sitting in the pot with a cover on, but drain out the water, until lamb burgers are just about ready (this will help preserve their heat). Then add 2 tablespoons low fat milk and 2 teaspoons butter to the potatoes and beat mixture with a fork or electric whisk until creamy. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and ground pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Nutrition Info (for ½ recipe): 189 calories; 34 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 4 g fat (2.5 g saturated); 5 g fiber; 312 mg sodium. Exchanges: 2 starches; 1 fat.

    Side Suggestions: Cherry Tomato Green Salad
    Top mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

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