Lamb Burgers with Minted Tzatziki

"For lamb lovers these are a lovely change from the "normal" grilled burger. Do not over-cook."
 
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Ready In:
24mins
Ingredients:
21
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • For the mint tzatziki blend the yogurt with the oil and lemon juice.
  • Add the cucumber, onion, garlic, mint, and pepper.
  • Taste and add salt.
  • Cover and refrigerate while preparing the lamb burgers.
  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • In a large bowl, combine lamb and remaining ingredients.
  • Form into 12 small patties around 3/4 of an inch thick.
  • Place on hot grill and cook 5 minutes on the first side, four on the other.
  • You want the outside nicely browned with a bit of pink remaining in the middle.
  • Serve three each in a pita half with the shredded lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion.
  • Offer the Minted Tzatziki at the table.

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Reviews

  1. Bergy
    Wonderful,is all I can say - wouldn't change a thing - This is one lamb's lover recipe that will be enjoyed again and again. Thanks Di for a real treasure
     
  2. JustJanS
    This was a good family meal. Loved the tzatziki over the burger-tasted great. We ate this with a salad, and Erin Ecklund's Italian Potatoes recipe #15370.
     
  3. britainm3
    Very good recipe! I opted for a bed of spinach instead of a pita, but the minted tzatziki was what really made this amazing! This was my first attempt at making a dish like this and it was easy and very tasty! I also sprinkled feta cheese on top but it really didn't need it as the sauce can stand on its own. When I went for seconds I didn't include the feta. :)
     
  4. Dr. Jenny
    DH and I liked these lamb burgers. I especially enjoyed the minted Tzatziki, which was fantastic. The reason we are not giving this recipe 5 stars is because the lamb burgers themselves are not as flavorful as I would have liked. I have a lamb burger recipe posted (Recipe #305505) where the burger is made with mint, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne, which I really like. However, I love the Tzatziki sauce in your recipe. What I might do next time is try a combination of the two recipes where I use the spice combo from my recipe, but top it with your minted tzatziki instead of my yogurt-cilantro blend. Thanks for a nice meal and some new ideas!
     
  5. Hambone Falcon
    Made this last spring for my girlfriend, fantastic success. Highly recommend this recipe.
     
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  1. britainm3
    Very good recipe! I opted for a bed of spinach instead of a pita, but the minted tzatziki was what really made this amazing! This was my first attempt at making a dish like this and it was easy and very tasty! I also sprinkled feta cheese on top but it really didn't need it as the sauce can stand on its own. When I went for seconds I didn't include the feta. :)
     
  2. Dr. Jenny
    DH and I liked these lamb burgers. I especially enjoyed the minted Tzatziki, which was fantastic. The reason we are not giving this recipe 5 stars is because the lamb burgers themselves are not as flavorful as I would have liked. I have a lamb burger recipe posted (Recipe #305505) where the burger is made with mint, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne, which I really like. However, I love the Tzatziki sauce in your recipe. What I might do next time is try a combination of the two recipes where I use the spice combo from my recipe, but top it with your minted tzatziki instead of my yogurt-cilantro blend. Thanks for a nice meal and some new ideas!
     

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