Diabetic Lamb Burgers

These diabetic lamb burgers may have you switching your meat of choice between the bun. If you have never taken a bite out of a lamb chop or lamb burger, you may be surprised at the taste. It tends to have a "fattier" taste with a bit of a tang.

Wondering if lamb is healthy for you? Although you should limit your consumption of red meats, lamb is a good source of vitamin B12, niacin, and zinc.

Wondering where you can buy ground lamb? Always try your local grocery chains first, I have had luck at Albertsons and Vons. Whole Foods seems to always carry ground lamb meat. If you are ambitious, you can grind your own lamb. It's a bit different from grinding beef, so investigate the best methods before embarking on this.

This diabetic lamb burger is low in carbohydrates. Instead of wrapping it in a bun, choose some butter leaf lettuce! It's very tasty.

Grilled Lamb Burgers

1 pound lean ground lamb
1/2 cup minced cilantro
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons fat-free feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients, just until combined. (Avoid over handling the meat.) Gently form into 4 patties.

2. Grill or broil the patties 6 inches from the heat source for about 4-5 minutes per side.

3. Serve on a toasted bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

Calories 180, Calories from Fat 65, Sodim 355 mg, total fat 7g, saturated fat 3.0g, transfat 0g, cholesterol 85mg, sodium 355mg, carboydrate 2g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 1g, protein 26g.

Source: The Diabetes comfort Food Cookbook: Foods to Fill You Up, Not out, published by the American Diabetes Association © 2011

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