Lamb Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce

lamb sliders

A few months ago we went to Napa Valley for the first time. We had a fabulous time enjoying the spring as everything was in bloom. One of our favorite tour and tasting was Robert Mondavi, not just for the wine and education, but because of the delicious mini lamb burgers served with a tasting of cabernet sauvignon. It was a fantastic combination and even came with a recipe card that we took home with us to save for a special occasion. When we made some chimichurri, we knew it was time to take the recipe out and make it. The flavors of lamb are great with chimichurri’s fresh summer like herb flavors. Try this combination at your July 4th party as appetizers with a glass of cabernet and your guests will love you for it. 🙂


lamb sliders

Lamb Burgers with Chimichurri
(makes about 8-10 mini burgers –recipe from Robert Mondavi Winery)
Printable Recipe

  • 1 lb of ground lamb
  • 2 tbs of minced garlic
  • 2 tbs of chopped cilantro or flat leaf parsley if you don’t like cilantro
  • 2 tbs of chopped mint
  • 2 tbs of chopped jalapeno (de-seeded)
  • 1 tbs of oyster sauce
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ts salt
  • 1 ts pepper
  • Chimichurri Sauce
  • 8-10 mini burger buns, buttered and toasted.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients. Form into small patties. Grill minilamb patties and toast buns. Assemble and top generously with chimichurri sauce and enjoy!!

napa valley poppies
The poppies were in bloom… 


napa valley
Spectrum of light dancing off the wine…Bouchon Bakery for french baguettes and Oakville Grocery for pate, roasted turkey, gouda cheese for a picnic lunch on top of Diamond Oaks–A fantastic place to picnic with great views of the valley.


napa valley 

One of the most beautiful places in the world..we can’t wait to go back!

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12 Responses to “Lamb Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce”

  1. 1

    Kathy — July 3, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    wow! your site is really impressive!!! Awsome!

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    nikkipolani — July 3, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    Oh lovely! The chimichurri looks like it would add a lovely bright flavor. Alas, we did not come across Bouchon bakery. Those are the tiniest grapes I've ever seen 😉

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    helen — July 3, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    I was just flipping through a Bobby Flay cookbook today, and there was a hamburger with chimichurri sauce, just like yours. Mmm…, chimichurri…

    Would love to return to Napa soon!

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    nina — July 4, 2009 @ 6:35 am

    What a wonderful site, couple and recipes!!! All here in one place, I'm so glad I found you!!!

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    Ninette — July 5, 2009 @ 3:17 am

    I agree with Nina. Love your blog and food sensibility. I'm a huge fan of Bouchon — I've been to the Las Vegas restaurant.

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    Hummingbird Appetite — July 5, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    Those burgers look awesome! I would love try chimichurri with lamb.

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    Ravenous Couple — July 7, 2009 @ 2:02 am

    kathy: Thank you for visiting our site!

    Nikki: Thank you! It's amazing the cycle of the grapes and wines. We learned so much on our trip. We didn't try Thomas Keller's restaurants so we figured to at least try his bakery 🙂

    Helen: That's not a surprise! Chimichurri goes great with almost everything..

    Hummingbird: Thank you! Let us know if you try it and how it goes.

    Nina: Thank you so much for the warm compliments!

    Ninette: Thank you so much. We've yet to try Bouchon, but the bakery was very good!

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    Exile Kiss — July 7, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    Hi Ravenous Couple,

    Beautiful site and beautiful pics. 🙂

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    jeannie — July 8, 2009 @ 5:31 am

    ooh those lamb sliders look so yummy and juicy!

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    Lady — July 8, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

    those look fantastic! i made some last month..

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 8, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    I am not ashamed to admit that I just drooled on my keyboard. What a tasty recipe!

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