2⅓ cups Gills Onions® Diced Pickled Red Onions, drained and divided, reserving ¼ cup pickling liquid and more onions for serving
1 tbsp pickle relish, ideally dill pickle relish
2 tsp brown sugar
3 lb ground lamb
1½ tbsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp pepper, plus more to taste
8 hamburger buns, split
½ cup mayonnaise
Lettuce leaves for serving
Sliced tomato for serving
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 min per patty
Servings: 8 lamburgers
1 To make the relish, coarsely chop ⅓ cup Gills Onions Diced Pickled Red Onions. Combine chopped onions, relish, and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes to macerate, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2 Combine 2 cups onions, pickling liquid, lamb, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a large bowl. Form mixture into 8 patties, about 3½" in diameter. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3 For each lamburger, grill or pan-fry a patty on an oiled grate or in an oiled skillet over medium-heat to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
4 During the last minute of cooking, grill or toast cut sides of one bun.
5 On bottom half of bun, layer 1 tbsp mayonnaise, lamb patty, 1 tbsp pickled onion relish, and finish with top half of bun. Serve with lettuce, tomato, and more pickled onions. Enjoy!
Note: Recipe is sized up for foodservice.
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