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Goat Burgers

The skillet adds a great sear to these flavorful burgers.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Edible Communities


  • 1 pound ground goat meat
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tablespoons olive or Cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onion, lower the heat and sauté until nicely browned and caramelized, mixing to make sure onions aren’t sticking to the pan. About 20 minutes. Take off heat to cool.
  • Place the goat-burger in a mixing bowl, mix in the onions, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, cumin, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Thoroughly mixed ingredients by hand.
  • Shape the goat meat into 4 hearty patties.
  • In a cast iron skillet heat the remaining olive oil and the butter over medium-to-high heat on your grill.
  • Cook the patties in oil and butter until medium to medium-well, about 10 minutes on each side. Oil is to help retain moisture and prevent sticking. Be careful not to overcook --goat meat is very lean.
  • Serve in hamburger buns with a slice of cheese and fresh lettuce, and add your favorite condiments.


Recipe adapted from americangrassfed.org.