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How To Prepare Greek-Style Lamb Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce ?


Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Serving: 4


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated english cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • Finely grated zest 1/2 medium lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 medium lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup grated red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, if cooking on the stovetop

  For serving

  • 2 pita pockets, halved, or 4 hamburger buns, warmed
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Tomato slices
  • Crumbled feta cheese


  1. Place 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup grated cucumber, 1 grated garlic clove, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, and finely grated zest and juice from 1/2 lemon in a medium bowl. Chop until you have 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint leaves; place 1 tablespoon with the yogurt mixture, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine to make the tzatziki. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons mint in a large bowl for the burgers.
  2. Add the 1 1/4 pounds ground lamb, 1/4 cup grated red onion, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried), 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the mint in the large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix with your hands until just combined. Form into 4 (6-ounce) patties that are about 1-inch thick and set aside.
  3. Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat, or for the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Season the lamb burgers on both sides with more salt. Grill or sear on the stovetop until browned, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let the patties rest 6 to 8 minutes before assembling. Meanwhile, wash and dry some green leaf lettuce, slice up some red onion and tomatoes, and crumble some feta cheese for the burgers.
  4. Place some lettuce and red onion in each pita pocket or on the bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top each with a lamb patty, tzatziki sauce, tomato, and feta cheese.

Posted by Coba Grills and we thank The Kitchn for this delicious recipe and the recipe link