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lamb burger patty with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, a bun and chips

Lamb Burger

The perfect lamb burger, packed with Mediterranean flavor and topped with a fresh tzatziki sauce!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 5 burger patties

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground lamb
  • 3 cloves finely diced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion yellow onion is fine also
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain full fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 large pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Gently mix all lamb burger ingredients in a bowl until just combined.
  • Gently form meat into 4-5 patties. Press down the middle to make a small indent. This will ensure even cooking.
  • Cover and refrigerate the lamb patties for at least 10 minutes (up to 4 hours) while the grill heats up.
  • While the burgers rest in the fridge and the grill heats up, combine the tzatziki ingredients together in a bowl and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • GRILL RECIPE: Once the grill reaches medium-high heat, oil the grill with a little avocado oil and place the lamb patties on top.
  • Cook until crust forms and the patty easily releases from grill, about 4 minutes. Cook for around another 3 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees. (They can still be slightly pink in the center).
  • INDOOR RECIPE: Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Add avocado oil in the skillet. Once the oil is hot, add burgers and cook until a crust forms and easily releases from the skillet. About 3-4 minutes per side, and the temperature reaches 150 degrees.
  • Once the burgers are done, serve on a bun, with the tzatziki sauce piled high! I love sliced red onions, lettuce, cucumbers (or pickles), and tomatoes on top as well. ENJOY!
Keyword grilling, quick, summer