Greek Lamb Burgers

Greek Lamb Burgers
Servings: 4 Yield: 4 burgers Active Time 30 mins Total Time 35 mins

Make It

1. To make the tzatziki sauce: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup finely chopped seedless cucumber, the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon, and 1 grated garlic clove. In a medium bowl, toss 1/2 cup coarsley chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese, and 8 torn mint leaves.

2. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates. In a large bowl, mix 1 lb. ground lamb, 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, 2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. ground coriander, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Shape the mixture into four, 1/2-inch thick oval patties. Grill, covered, 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through (160 degrees F).

3. Spread the tzatziki sauce in 4 whole-wheat pita pocket halves. Stuff with the patties and top with the cucumber salad.


  • If weeknight grilling isn't your thing, cook the burgers in a stovetop grill pan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 564, Fat, total (g): 32, chol. (mg): 98, sat. fat (g): 14, carb. (g): 41, Monounsaturated fat (g): 12, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 3, Trans fatty acid (g): , fiber (g): 5, sugar (g): 5, pro. (g): 31, vit. A (IU): 346, vit. C (mg): 9, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 9, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 57, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 3, sodium (mg): 693, Potassium (mg): 505, calcium (mg): 153, iron (mg): 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.