Jucy (Lamb) Lucy

Lamb Burger

I’ve found it pretty easy to get stuck in a ground-meat rut on this Keto diet – it’s cheap and easy and reasonably fatty. So, the other day, I challenged myself to do something a bit more interesting and a lot more photogenic. And, it’s still super easy! Here’s my ground lamb version of the classic Jucy Lucy on a little arugula salad.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz, ground lamb (grass-fed if you can get it!)
  • 2 Tbsp., feta cheese
  • .5 cup arugula (washed and dried)
  • 1 Tbsp., arugula blossoms
  • 1 tsp., chia seeds
  • 1 tsp., olive oil
  • .25 tsb., sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Divide ground lamb into two roughly even patties.
  2. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  3. Create a small divot in one pattie, using your knuckles or a spoon. It doesn’t need to be deep. You’re just making a little home for your cheese.
  4. Drop 1 Tbsp. of feta cheese into the divot.
  5. Place remaining pattie over the first and gently pat down edges to seal the patties together. Just tuck that feta in, all snug and comfy.
  6. Cook the combined patty in a frying pan over medium heat – roughly four minutes per side. Due to the fattiness of the lamb, you probably won’t need to add any oil. But, feel free to add a dash of olive oil if you care to.
  7. While your Jucy Lamb Lucy is cooking, combine arugula, arugula blossoms, sherry vinegar, chia seeds, remaining olive oil, and remaining feta cheese in a bowl and toss lightly. Season with salt and pepper to your preference
  8. Place the salad onto a dish.
  9. Place the Jucy Lamb Lucy over your salad.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Lamb Jucy Lucy:

  • Calories: 351
  • Fat: 26g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g

Little Arugula Salad:

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 12g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g

Picture time!

As always, I’d love to know what you think of the recipe! And, I’d love to hear about any keto lamb recipes of your own! Help me! 😛

6 responses to Jucy (Lamb) Lucy

  1. the20somethingexistentialcrisis

    Yummmmmm… that looks so good! I love lamb, but the only place in town that has it is the middle eastern market and it’s expensive (a whole leg is like $35-$40. But they also have goat and I love goat meat. When I get some disposable grocery money, I’m going to get some lamb.

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      • the20somethingexistentialcrisis

        One of my local Indian restaurant does an amazing goat curry — they cook the bones in there too so it gets a really good meaty, marrowy flavor. I love it. Plus, it’s low carb! I might do something similar when/if I get around to picking some up. I usually do it with coconut milk, aloo masala, curry, ginger, cumin, tumeric, and cardamom.

        That, and their tandoori chicken. When S.O. and I go, that’s all we eat is the tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and goat curry lol.

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