Lamb is more common than beef in many Mediterranean countries. The rich flavor holds up well to strong spices. Contrast the rich flavor with the Chimichurri Sauce (page 137) and crispy cucumber slices.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
1 pound lean ground lamb
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
2 tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine all of the ingredients but the olive oil in a large bowl. Mix together and shape into 6 patties.
Place a skillet over medium heat. Once it's heated add the oil and three of the patties. Cook on each side for 5 minutes, or until cooked through the middle. Serve on trimmed pita bread with fresh cucumber slices.