This is a different take on a traditional burger; we are going a bit Greek here and way healthier than your regular burger. I love lamb, love tzatziki, and this burger in a pocket is so freaking easy that we had to share these luscious lamb burgers with tzatziki recipe.
If you know us, you know we are always hungry. And when we are hungry, we are usually talking about two things–buffalo wings or burgers (or pizza or bacon or steak or sandwiches. Okay, fine, we are always talking about all food all the time). Let’s be honest, though; we can’t eat those heavenly delights all the time and still comfortably rock the spandex. So sometimes, we branch out. Of course, there will always be wings and burgers, but sometimes it’s good to see how guilt-free those burgers can be.
Luscious Lamb Burgers With Tzatziki Recipe
Lamb Burgers Ingredients
- 2 pounds ground lamb (minced lamb)
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 large green onions (scallions or green shallots) - chopped finely
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 handful mint
- 4 big pita bread - whole wheat
- 1 cup Greek yogurt - plain
- ½ cup cucumber - seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice - fresh
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill - finely chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- Make the tzatziki first, add yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and dill in a bowl, and mix, adding salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator to sit until burgers are ready.
- Combine ground lamb meat, garlic, shallot, thyme, oregano, pepper, and salt in a bowl, and mix with your hands – it works better this way. Form into patties.
- Place on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side (if taking the slider route, you can go about 3 to 4 minutes on each side) or until done. If cooking on the stovetop, add the oil to the pan at medium-high heat. Cook patties until done (about 5 minutes on each side, less if making sliders).
- Serve in a pita pocket with some fresh mint leaves and tzatziki on top.