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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Herbed Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lamb Burgers Recipe

The cream cheese hidden in the center of these herbaceous burgers doesn't just provide a surprise burst of flavor; it also keeps the meat moist and tender.
  • 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 55 min (incl. refrigerating)


  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia® Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. each chopped fresh chives and parsley
  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground lamb
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 onion sandwich rolls, split, toasted
  • 1 bunch watercress, thick stems removed, separated into 4 equal portions

  a.. Mix cream cheese and herbs until well blended. Roll into 4 balls; flatten each into disk on sheet of waxed paper. Refrigerate 15 min. or until firm.
  b.. Combine meat, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Shape into 8 thin patties. Place cream cheese disks on 4 patties; cover with remaining patties. Press edges together to seal.
  c.. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add patties; cook about 5-6 min. on each side or until done (160°F). Serve in rolls topped with watercress. Yield: 4 servings.

  Substitute: Prepare using 1/2 cup Philadelphia® Spinach & Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread.

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