These Mini Lamb Burgers make a great appetizer. The fresh tastes pair wonderfully with the lamb and the mini size makes it the perfect party food.
- 1 cup mango salsa (see recipe section)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ tablespoon white pepper, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1½ pound ground lamb
- brioche or english muffin bread slices (enough to get 16 two inch discs)
- fresh oregano as garnish (optional)
Put 3/4 cup of the salsa into a blender or mini-food processor and blend until smooth.
Using your hands, gently combine ½ cup of the salsa, spices and lamb in a large bowl. Take care not to overwork the meat. Shape the meat mixture into 16 patties about 2 ¼ inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Refrigerate the patties, covered, about 1 hour.
Using a 2 inch cookie cutter or a similarly sized shot glass cut the brioche or English muffin bread slices into 16 discs. Save the remnants for another use.
Grill the patties over medium high heat, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare (if using a charcoal grill, you will know the coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above the coals for just 3 or 4 seconds).
Toast both sides of the brioche discs until lightly browned.
Serve the mini-burgers, open-faced on top of the brioche discs, topped with a small dollop of the remaining salsa and garnish with fresh oregano (optional).