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Lamb BLT Burgers with Balsamic Glazed Onions

Fresh lamb ground with sundried tomatoes, basil, and bacon, slathered with roasted garlic aioli and crowned with arugula and balsamic caramelized onions... it's the summer's hottest BLT.

Makes four ¼ lb burgers

- Ingredients -

Burger Patties
1 lb lamb, cubed
¼ cup sundried tomatoes
⅛ cup fresh basil
¼ lb bacon
2 teaspoons pepper
½ teaspoon salt

Balsamic Glazed Onions
1 white onion
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

Roasted Garlic Aioli
1 head garlic
olive oil
⅛ cup mayo
handful arugula

your favorite bread for toast (we used sourdough)

- Tools -
Weston Meat Grinder
Weston Burger Press
Weston Mandoline Slicer
Weston Kitchen Kit, with chopper inserted

Roast Garlic
Begin by roasting the garlic. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Cut the top from the head of garlic so that the cloves are exposed. Place atop a sheet of foil, drizzle with olive oil until completely coated, and close the foil around the garlic head. Roast in the oven for 30-45 minutes, until the cloves are browned and soft.

While the garlic roasts, grind together all ingredients for the burger patties through the coarse plate of your Meat Grinder.

Press Patties
Use a Burger Press to pack perfect ¼ lb burgers. Cover and refrigerate the patties.

Slice Onions
Use a Mandoline to thinly slice the white onion into rings.

Caramelize Onions
In a medium saucepan, toss together the onions and balsamic glaze. Over high heat, stir them constantly for three minutes, or until translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare Aioli
Once the garlic is roasted, press the cloves out into the Kitchen Kit, being careful not to get the peels into the container. Pour in the mayonnaise, cover with the lid, then turn the handle until the garlic aioli is well blended. Refrigerate.

Grill Burgers
Remove the burger patties from the fridge and grill them to your preferred temperature: 120-130°F for rare, 130-140 for medium-rare (recommended), 140-150 for medium, and 150-165 for well done.

Toast Bread
While the burgers grill, toast your bread.

After grilling, plate the burgers on toast slathered with garlic aioli, then top with caramelized onions and arugula.

Enjoy your new favorite BLT!

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