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Lamb, slow cooked with balsamic vinegar, honey, and rosemary, that is served between brioche burger buns and topped with Castello’s melty havarti and caramelized onions for a fancy burger.
By Katie Oberwager
Lately “balance”, when it comes to food, has looked like a big ‘ole block of cheese. I’ve been eating lots of cheese in the form of parmesan, cheddar, you name it! And now, I finally had the chance to add havarti cheese to my list! I had never tried havarti before a few weeks ago and I’m officially in love. Havarti is a soft and creamy, slightly tangy, cheese that melts well. I cooked it into some quesadillas and considered sharing a havarti macaroni and cheese dish with you but wanted to be a little more adventurous.
You might be thinking that a burger isn’t all that special, but this one is! I slow cooked lamb shoulder chops that I received in a recent CSA share to juicy and flavorful perfection. The lamb was slow cooked with balsamic vinegar, honey, and rosemary which really brought out the flavor of the meat. I topped brioche burger buns with melty havarti and caramelized onions for a fancy shmancy burger that is over the top.
If you’ve never tried havarti I highly recommend you hop to it and get creative in the kitchen!
- 2 lbs. lamb shoulder chops (bone-in, large pieces of fat cut off)
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh or dried rosemary
- generous sprinkle of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 sweet onions
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 8 oz. package of Castello Havarti Herbs & Spices
- 6 brioche hamburger buns
- Add lamb through salt and pepper to a slow cooker and cook on high for four hours. Once finished, add flour and simmer on low with the lid off for about 5 minutes or until the juices thicken.
- Add olive oil and onion to a pan and sauté on low for about 30 minutes, until onions are brown and caramelized. Add brown sugar and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Toast hamburger bun and add two slices of havarti cheese to top and bottom of the bun. Top with two spoonfuls of the lamb and top with a spoonful of caramelized onions.
Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece.
I started 24 Carrot Life after becoming obsessed with food blogs and wanting to show that eating healthy can be fun, simple, and delicious. Although I do not follow a specific diet, I experiment a lot with different styles of eating, always focusing on real and whole ingredients. Come follow along as I dirty up the kitchen!