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. That last photo looks lovely. I''ve never actually cooked with avocados…..I wonder what the flavour would be like? Subtle or strong? Looks good anyway!

  2. The rolls look great. I love the board they are setting on. Totally something I would buy.

  3. That looks delicious Ben! I've never made burgers with lamb as Tom is not a big fan of lamb meat but this looks quite good! I might persuade him to try it too..:)

  4. Those rolls look wonderful,Ben!That mango-chipotle sauce sounds delicious.

  5. I know I would love the Avocado bread!!! It looks awesome! You did a great job :D. Chico, I think I will try to make it with my panificadora… do you think it could work in the machine?
    Gracias Ben.

  6. Yummy, I love those avocado rolls and lamb burger sounds great too. I am curious how the avocado rolls taste.

  7. Wow, that looks soft and very appealing…delicious recipe:)

  8. I remember when I first tried your avocado soup (YUM!) and now these rolls sound wonderful. The burger idea is a fabulous one. I've done them greek style with lamb, but not Mexican style. The mango sauce sounds wonderful :)

  9. Wow, every part of this sounds absolutely delicious! I'm so intrigued by the avocado bread!

  10. The rolls especially look unusual and delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you. Ben for the tweets and recipe links. I enjoy the new ideas!

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