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.
- 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
- Divide ground lamb into two roughly even patties.
- Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- Drop 1 Tbsp. of feta cheese into the divot.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Place the salad onto a dish.
- Place the Jucy Lamb Lucy over your salad.
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
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! 😛