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Lamb Burger with Goat Cheese and Onion Rings topped with a Cabernet BBQ Sauce

Lamb and Goat Cheese Burgers with Cabernet Barbecue Sauce

Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and a Cabernet Wine Sauce are a most unique burger and absolutely delicious!
Course Lamb
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6 Burgers
Calories 963kcal
Author Barb


For the Cabernet Sauce

  • 2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses
  • 3 tablespoons Woodbridge Wine ‘Cue Sauce sub a favorite barbecue sauce if necessary
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions white and green parts both, cut into thin rounds

For the Burgers

  • 2 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Cabernet Barbecue Sauce

To Finish the Burgers


  • To Make the Sauce
  • In a large skillet, reduce the Cabernet Sauvignon over medium heat until there is only about 1/4 cup liquid. Pour the wine into a medium bowl to cool.
  • In the same skillet, bring the honey, garlic, brown sugar, molasses and Woodbridge Wine ‘Cue Sauce to a simmer.
  • When it starts to foam, cook for a minute or too and then remove the skillet from the heat and pour in the sherry vinegar. Return the skillet to the heat and allow it to simmer until it becomes like a light glaze, 12-15 minutes. Stir in the black pepper and scallions and add the red wine reduction. Whisk to blend. Taste for seasoning.
  • To Make the Burgers
  • Blend together the lamb, salt, pepper and 4 Tablespoons of the Cabernet Barbecue Sauce; form into 6 patties.
  • Grill patties until internal temperature reaches 150 degrees; 4-5 minutes per side on medium heat. Remove from heat; slather both sides with sauce and add goat cheese to top of burgers and cover with a skillet or pan to retain heat and let cheese soften.
  • Let the meat rest until internal temperature is160 degrees.
  • Brush the rolls with olive oil and grill briefly just to crisp inside a bit; about 1 minute.
  • Remove rolls from grill, slather with a bit of sauce, layer the burger with the onion strings and serve with additional sauce on the side.


Prep time does not include making the onion strings; if you use them add an additional 25 minutes to the time required.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1313mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g