Lamb-Beef Patties


Preparation info
  • Makes 8 to 10 patties (serves

    4 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

As with cevapcici, the secret is in quality and care. You must use high-quality meat and take care to have it very finely ground just before you use it and then not overwork it as you make patties.


  • pound/300 g fresh finely ground lamb
  • pound/300


Combine the lamb, beef, onion, garlic, and red wine in a bowl and mix lightly. Form into 8 to 10 patties about 3 inches/7.5 cm in diameter and no more than 1½ inches/3.75 cm thick.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a gas or charcoal grill or lightly butter a large cast-iron skillet and preheat. Cook the patties until well done, turning once. Serve hot or warm with a sauce of your liking, suc