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Greek Lamb Burgers

  • March 10, 2016
  • By casualonthecoast
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Greek Lamb Burgers

Greek Lamb Burgers with Feta & Tzatziki

Lamb, mint & tzatziki are all classic flavor pairings- the trio works beautifully together!  Some of the most popular dishes that feature this combo are lamb gyros with tzatziki, lamb chops with mint chimichurri, lamb loin marinated with mint & rosemary, among others!  Lamb & mint are especially common this time of year as they are the quintessential spring ingredients, regularly found at Easter dinners & spring meals!  In this greek lamb burger recipe, we’ve combined the trinity of flavors to create a tasty & elevated burger that ANYONE can replicate in their kitchen.

Cooking should be easy & fun!  This is a great way to experiment with new ingredients & create rich flavors without the fuss!  It’s also a cost effective way to enjoy spring’s bounty of lamb as ground lamb is typically much more reasonable than lamb chops or loins.  If ground lamb is not readily available in your grocery store, you can easily substitute ground beef, turkey or chicken.  Personally, I love the unique flavor of lamb and it’s not something I eat all the time.  It’s nice to switch up ingredients and treat yourself from time to time!

I’m excited for spring & soon to be summer (here in NC it comes quickly!) for our menu to transition to more grill-worthy items, especially burgers like this buffalo chicken burger or salmon slider!  What is your favorite way to transition your menu from winter to spring/summer?!  Comment below with any ideas or go to recipes you have!

Greek Lamb Burgers

Ingredients

  • For the burgers:
  • 12 oz. ground lamb
  • 4 oz. ground pork sausage (we used mild)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion, sauteed
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp mint, minced
  • 1 tbsp dill, minced
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp organo
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • For the tzatziki:
  • 1/4 cup English cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For assembly:
  • 4 buns
  • Arugula
  • Feta

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the burger ingredients (except for the oil) in a mixing bowl & mix gently. Form into 4 equal sized patties.
  2. Mix together ingredients for the tzatziki; refrigerate.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a large pan over high heat; add the burgers and cook 5-7 minutes per side.
  4. Assemble burgers on buns with feta, tzatziki sauce & arugula.
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