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Grilled Lamb Patties With A White Bean And Mint Relish

Grilled Lamb Patties With A White Bean And Mint Relish

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 1/4 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • White Bean and Mint Relish

  • 4 ounces chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup small diced fresh tomatoes (seeded)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup cooked Navy or Cannellini beans, drained
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the lamb, shallots, garlic, 2 tablespoons of the mint, Creole seasoning, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and egg. Mix well. Form into 12 small patties.

    Make the relish according to instructions below.

  • Heat a grill to medium-high and clean and oil the grill grates.

    Brush the patties with the olive oil and grill the patties until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

    To serve, spoon the relish in the center of 6 serving plates. Place 2 lamb patties on top of the relish (or spoon it on top of the patties). Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

  • Make the White Bean and Mint Relish:

    In a sauté pan, over medium heat, render the bacon until crispy, about 6 to 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat for the relish.

    In a mixing bowl, combine the reserved crispy bacon, red onions, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, lemon juice, beans, remaining 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint and reserved bacon fat. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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