Mediterranean Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki

I love lamb, but it is the one thing I never really make at home. I think its because for most of my life my mom forbid me from making any kind of red meat in our home, so I never dared (moms can be scary when you don’t listen!) lol. Either way, if I’m out at a restaurant and lamb chops are on the menu, you better believe that is what I am going to order!

I also love lamb burgers so I wanted to make one that had some mediterranean flair because those flavors are inredibly bright and zesty paired with the savoriness of lamb. If you’ve never had tzatziki- think of it as the greek cousin of raita! LOL! I added some feta into mine because I love cheese and I didn’t want to ruin this burger with the sliced stuff!

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

 

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 4-6 Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs fresh ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (about 15 leaves)
  • 3/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 tbsp oregano, fresh
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Lemon, squeezed 
  • Burger Buns
  • Sliced Onions & Tomatoes for garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp oil

Feta Tzatziki:

In a bowl, combine the following:

  • 2 cucumbers, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 1 tsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup yogurt, full fat (whole milk yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the parsley, mint, garlic, serrano peppers, and oregano. Blend until well mixed.
  2. Add blended herbs, coriander, cumin, salt and lemon juice to the ground lamb and mix gently using your hand.
  3. Heat a grill pan or skillet on medium high heat and add 1-2 tbsp oil. Form lamb mixture into patties and grill or cook on a skillet for 6-8 minutes on each side for fully cooked burger. (cook less if you prefer medium/medium well).
  4. Place patty on a grilled bun, top with tzatziki sauce, sliced onions, tomatoes and serve hot!

 

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