Bread and Baking Main Dishes — By Ben on 11 March 2010
Lamb Burger and Avocado Bread Recipes

Avocado bread

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the lamb Mexican burgers I prepared for my friends. I didn’t post the recipe because the Tri-Lam group wanted to try and analyze it first. I heard back from them this week and they loved it! They made some minor changes to make it healthier, though and here I finally present to you the recipe for those delicious burgers. I am also including the recipe for the avocado bread that my friends also loved.


“Mexican” lamb burgers
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 4

The ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (leave veins and seeds in for more heat)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 thin cut slices center cut bacon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups mango-chipotle sauce (see below)
  • Whole wheat buns

The how-to:

  1. In a big bowl combine the lamb with the onion, garlic, parsley, peppers, cumin, bacon, pepper and salt.
  2. Form into 4 patties and place on a baking dish.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  4. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Sear patties in oil for about 2 minutes per side. Place back on baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve patties on plate and top with 1 TBSP of mango-chipotle sauce.

Mango-chipotle sauce

  • 1 large mango, diced
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • ½ chipotle adobo pepper (or a whole one if you like it hot)
  1. Blend all the ingredients together at high speed.
  2. Pour in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to warm and serve over patties.

Nutrition Per Serving:
430 calories, 23 g total fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 730 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein

Tip: If you want leaner ground lamb than the one available at the market, ask the butcher to grind it for you. The leanest cuts of lamb come from the leg and the loin.


Avocado pull-out dinner rolls

The ingredients:

  • 1 package of dry yeast (2 1/4 tsps)
  • 1 2/3 cups warm water
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 6 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk

The how-to:

  1. In a large bowl mix yeast and warm water and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add 3 cups of flour, one at a time, and mix well.
  3. Mix in salt, olive oil and avocados. Add the rest of the flour and mix until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Turn dough onto a slightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Add more flour if the dough is too wet and sticky or more water if the dough is too dry.
  5. Form a ball and put into a greased container. Cover and let it rise until it doubles in size, approximately 1 hour.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  7. Punch the dough in the middle and fold it into itself to form a ball.
  8. Grease 2 round baking pans and form balls of dough of approximately 2? and drop into the pans. Brush the top with egg yolk.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top turns golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before unmolding.
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Mexican lamb burgers

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(20) Readers Comments

  1. WOW! The rolls sound and look delicious! I am going to have to try this for sure!

  2. This is so delicious Ben…and talk about a great combination of flavours. Love lamb, mango and avocado. You’ve brought them all so cohesively together!

  3. So funny – i just posted avocado rolls as well! (With turkey burgers.) I love the sound of these lamb burgers though. Especially with that mango sauce – that I DEFINITELY need to make!

  4. Could have a few of these for my dinner today if i could. Scrumptious! The rolls are bookmarked.

  5. Sweet! I just retweeted this post! The rolls look spectacular! I've never thought of adding avocados to rolls. That is such a great idea! Bookmarked!!

  6. Ben it looks perfect. Congratulations on a job well done:D

  7. Qué apetecible todo! Tengo que probar ese pan con aguacate, es muy original, desde un punto de vista europeo, claro ;-). Las fotos son preciosas!

  8. Ben, I have one word for you…….G_E_N_I_U_S!!!!!

  9. I am so stealing that mango chipotle sauce from you for burgers this weekend, it sounds amazing.

  10. I really like the sound of an avocado bread!

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