Lifestyle Food Bobby Flay's Spice-Rubbed Lamb Burger "My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it," - Bobby Flay on this burger (and all of us too) By Catherine Kast Published on May 20, 2017 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Christopher Testani “The spices really wake up the flavor of the lamb while also giving the burger a great crust as it cooks,” says the chef and mentor/judge of Food Network Star. Bobby Flay’s Spice-Rubbed Lamb Burger 1¼ lbs. ground lamb shoulder½ cup mayonnaise2 jarred roasted piquillo peppers (or 1 jarred roasted red bell pepper), drained and chopped2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste1 tsp. fresh lemon juice2½ tsp. kosher salt, divided1¼ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper, divided1 anchovy, chopped (optional)1 tbsp. Spanish paprika1 tbsp. smoked paprika2 tsp. ground cumin2 tsp. ground coriander2 tsp. dry mustard2 tsp. ground fennel seed2 tbsp. canola oil8 thin Manchego cheese slices4 soft sesame seed hamburger buns, lightly toasted1 cup packed baby arugula 1. Remove lamb from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Process mayonnaise, peppers, garlic, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper and, if using, anchovy in a food processor until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Scrape mixture into a bowl; cover and chill at least 30 minutes. 2. Preheat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Stir together paprika, cumin, coriander, dry mustard, fennel seed and remaining 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Divide lamb into 4 portions; shape each into a patty, and brush evenly with oil. Sprinkle top of each patty with 1½ tablespoons of the paprika mixture; let stand 5 minutes. Reserve remaining paprika mixture for another use. 3. Grill burgers, uncovered, spice side down, until a crust forms, about 4 minutes. Turn burgers, and cook to desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes for medium. Top each burger with 2 cheese slices; cover and grill just until cheese melts, about 30 seconds. 4. Spread cut sides of buns with about 1 tablespoon each of the aioli. Place 1 burger on each bottom bun. Top evenly with arugula. Cover with top buns, and serve. Serves: 4Active time: 25 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes For more summer entertaining ideas, pick up this special issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.