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Celebrate the Mediterranean style of cooking with these mini burgers made with lamb, mint and olive tapenade.

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preparation Time
1 mins

cook Time
1 mins


4641 per serving


  • 2 pounds leg of lamb, ground
  • 1 tablespoons mint
  • 1 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 small hamburger buns or rolls
  • 3/4 pounds Kalamata olives
  • 3 ounces capers
  • 2 anchovy filets
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoons red pepper, crushed
  • 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Olive Tapenade

Chop olives, capers, anchovies and thyme well; mix in small bowl, adding mustard and red pepper. Or combine all ingredients and blend in a food processor. Chill until ready to serve.


Place mint, parsley, onion and garlic in food processor and pulse until it forms a paste; set aside. Hand-mix the lamb, salt and pepper, and form mixture into 3-ounce patties. Spread herb/onion paste on rolls. Fry patties over medium-high heat for approximately 2 minutes per side; place on rolls and top with Olive Tapenade.

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