Sunday, April 26, 2009

Semi-Homemade Lamb Burgers

What a great Sunday- due to an unexpected canceled appointment I was free the whole day to relax, work on the business and cook. Chris and I had an awesome breakfast of biscuits and gravy which kept us full all day until dinner time. Unfortunately we were both glued to our computers most of the evening until 8:15 when we turned to each other and simultaneously cried "what should we eat?!"

We had pretty much cleared out our fridges for the week, so Chipotle's burrito bowl was starting to sound pretty good. Meat, lettuce, peppers, salsa, guacamole (no tortilla, beans or rice please!) But it's a little embarrassing to be a cook for a living and to fork over seven or eight dollars apiece for something that costs two or three. So we decided even though it was late, we really should cook something tonight. (By the way this is a perfect example of why I started my business- I totally get that feeling of not wanting to cook, but still eat healthy!)

Fortunately we live very close to Mollie Stones, the best family-owned market in town! They have an amazing meat department, and we picked out something we had never tried before- these pre-made lamb hamburger patties. A quick stroll through the produce department, and we were out of there by 8:30.

Here's what we managed to throw together in only 10 minutes:

Lamb Burgers with Wilted Spinach, Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

1. I cooked some spinach in olive oil, just simply sauteeing it until it wilted.
2. Chris sliced and caramelized a whole red onion in about 2 tbsp. butter

3. Chris seared the lamb patties on both sides and popped it into a 400 degree oven to finish cooking

4. I plated the spinach, lamb, some crumbled goat cheese, and topped it off with the onions

And to think, we almost spent eight bucks on Chipotle!

This is now one of my all-time favorite meals, I'm so glad Mollie Stones had those lamb patties :)

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