Harissa Goat Cheese Lamb Burgers & Spicy Fries
2 pounds ground lamb
1/2 tablespoon butter
5 ounces softened goat cheese
About 1 tablespoon of harissa paste or more if you want it spicier
Salt and pepper
4 brioche buns
1 bag frozen french fries
- Cook french fries according to packaging. While fries are in the oven, form four patties from the ground lamb (1/2 pound each). Season each side liberally with salt and pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add butter to skillet. Cook burgers on each side for about 4 minutes for medium rare.
- While burgers are cooking, mix the harissa paste into the goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- When fries are finished, place them in a large mixing bowl and season with salt, pepper and about 3 parts paprika and 1 part chili powder, to taste. Using a wooden spoon mix the seasoning around so that it evenly covers all the fries.
- Let burgers rest for 1 to 2 minutes before serving. Place on the bun and then top with goat cheese and Bibb lettuce.
Source: American Lamb Board