Prosciutto Lamb Burgers

I had this recipe printed out from Giada’s website for a while now! I thought about it as JJ and I were at the grocery store Sunday and I was eager to make it. All I have to say is… Wow, Amazing! These juicy lamb burgers made from scratch were so tasty and filling! The prosciutto wrapped around the burger added extra flavor and crunch to the meal! So delish!


½ cup plain bread crumbs

¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons whole milk
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano
¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground lamb
6 large slices prosciutto, sliced medium-thin
¼ cup olive oil
Fresh basil leaves, for topping each burger
Fresh tomato slices, for topping each burger
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

In a large bowl combine the bread crumbs, parsley, egg, milk, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the lamb and work with your fingers until incorporated. Divide the mixture into 6 portions and pat each portion into an inch-thick burger. Place the prosciutto slices on a cutting board or piece of parchment paper. Place 1 lamb burger in the center of each slice of prosciutto and wrap the prosciutto around the burger. Place a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and heat for 2 minutes. Place the lamb burgers in the pan, prosciutto-covered side down, and cook over medium heat until the prosciutto is golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn the burgers and finish cooking, about 6 to 8 minutes more. Remove the burgers from the pan and place on a serving platter or individual plates. Top each burger with 2 or 3 basil leaves, 1 or 2 slices of tomato, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.

 Hope you all enjoy!