Grilled Lamb Burgers with Tamarind Glaze and Apricot Salsa

by Carole Resnick
(Cleveland, OH USA)

Salsa

1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
1/2 cup red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/3 cup apricot nectar

Tamarind Glaze

1/2 cup seedless, unsweetened tamarind paste
1/2 cup apricot nectar
1/3 cup light molasses
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, for coating grill grids

Burgers

2 pounds ground lamb
1/2 cup green onions, cleaned and finely chopped
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

12 5 - 6 inch pita rounds

For salsa: Combine apricots, red onion, cilantro, chili powder and 1/3 cup nectar in a small bowl. Toss to blend; set aside.

For glaze: Combine tamarind paste, 1/2 cup nectar, molasses and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth and well mixed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Coat the grids of grill with olive oil. Preheat grill for direct heat.

For burgers: Combine lamb, green onions, salt, allspice , cumin and cayenne. Mix well. Form lamb mixture into six (6) 4-inch patties.

Place lamb patties on prepared grill. Grill burgers until cooked to desired doneness, about 4 - 6 minutes per side for medium. Baste often with glaze.

During last few minutes of grilling place the pitas on the outer edges of grill. Grill until pitas are lightly browned, about 1 minute on each side.

Place 6 grilled pitas on a work surface. Top each with a lamb burger and spoon salsa on top of each burger. Top each with one of the remaining pitas. Transfer to a serving platter.

Serve immediately.

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Success
by: Jose

My friends and family want me to put a burger restorant after trying this burgers.

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Had to try it
by: Sandra

And it was excellent

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Works well
by: Elaine

This is a great summer dish for parties!

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WOW
by: Sipora

These are fabulous!

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Great
by: Gr8

Tried this this weekend and was very impressed.

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GREAT RECIPE!
by: meredith

Wow! DELICIOUS!

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lamb, tamarind, apricot . . .can't be wrong
by: itsrenee

slurp . . . burp!

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Hard to beat
by: navy wives

This was one great burger.

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Yum!
by: Ronna

Sounds great, Carole! I hope you WIN!!!!!!!!

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Great recipe
by: Lillian

This lady has turned ho-hum burger treatment into a gourmet delight -- what a great recipe!!!

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Looks great !
by: Ingrid

Hi Carole,

Looks delicious!
Hope you win :)

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Taste nice
by: tessa crag chaderton

Taste nice is lovely I tried it for my lunch today

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Great Recipe
by: Judy

Awesome blend of flavors!

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Sounds Delish!
by: Pat

I love apricots and lamb. I've not tried tamarind but sure would be willing.

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Sounds Great!
by: RF

Sounds great, Carole! I'll have to try it!

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our thoughts
by: renee & ,mort barrish Anonymous

this sounds terrific to us,it truley is amazing what this contestant has done with a hamburger.

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Fabulous
by: Ms. Thang

Can't wait to try this one!

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Great Flavor
by: Anonymous

not just for lamb also works well with beef and pork

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CREATIVE
by: Anonymous

Sooo good

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Sounds Great This is a KEEPER!!
by: Marlene Shann

I love lamb but am terrified of cooking it This I think i can handle. Thanks Carole

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Yum, Yum.
by: Anonymous

Yum, Yum. A great alternative to ordinary burgers.

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Looks good!
by: Ms. Chef

What a fantastic combination, this recipe looks ridiculously delicious.

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Wow!
by: Elaine S.

The apricot salsa alone sounds fantastic. I can't wait to try this recipe this weekend. Thank you!

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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

Loved it!!!!

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Great Recipe
by: Pam

Oh my gosh!! what a creative recipe. This should definetly be the winner. The flavors go so well together. My family is getting treated to this on Sunday.

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FABULOUS
by: PAN

LOVE TAMARIND--THE HIT OF THIS ONE!!!

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Mouthwatering Marriage of Magnificence!
by: Jeannie

This is truly a Mouthwatering Marriage of Magnificence....Kudos to Carole! Cannot wait to try this...Jeannie

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sounds great
by: Anonymous

can't wait to try it

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yummy!
by: Sharon

Mmmmmmmmm.....!!!

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Sounds wonderful!
by: Sally

I love almb and apricots...a great combination!

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Wow!
by: JSE

Loved the combination of tamarind and apricot, with the brisk acidity of lime, in this amazing burger!

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Creativity
by: Anonymous

at the max!

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Wow
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Can't wait to try!

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Thank You
by: Anonymous

For not including fresh chopped mint with your lamb patty!

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Gourmet
by: Cindy

and BBQ!

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Interesting......
by: Anonymous

Mixture of flavors

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