Greek Lamb-Feta Burgers With Cucumber Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Greek Lamb-Feta Burgers With Cucumber Sauce Recipe

Greek Lamb-Feta Burgers With Cucumber Sauce

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"These grilled lamb burgers are served with slices of ripe tomatoes and red onion in pita bread with a fresh tasting cucumber sauce seasoned with fresh mint and garlic."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Set 4 whole garlic cloves in a small skillet over medium-high heat; toast until spotty brown, about 5 minutes. Peel, mince and set aside.
  2. Break up lamb in a medium bowl. Sprinkle roasted garlic, feta, oregano, salt and pepper over meat; stir with a fork to combine. Divide into 4 portions. Toss meat back and forth between cupped hands to form a ball. Pat with fingertips to flatten to about 4 inches wide. Refrigerate.
  3. Mix cucumber, sour cream, mint, vinegar, 1 minced clove of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Refrigerate sauce until ready to serve.
  4. Build a hot fire on one side of grill. Replace rack. When coals are covered with white ash, add burgers. Cover and cook, turning only once, until done, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium to medium-well burgers.
  5. Grill pitas until spotty brown and warm, a minute or so per side. Split crosswise. Spread a couple of tablespoons of sauce over 4 pita halves. Top each with an onion slice, a tomato slice and a burger. Spread a portion of the remaining sauce over each burger. Top with remaining pita halves.
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Footnotes

  • For gas grill
  • About 20 minutes before serving, preheat grill with all burners on high for about 10 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean rack, then use tongs to wipe a rag soaked in vegetable oil over it. Close lid and let reheat. Add burgers; cook, covered, about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-well.
  • Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2009

This is by far one of the best recipes on this site. I'm obsessed with it. My changes: I use plain yogurt instead of sour cream, I use a whole pita and just fold it over on itself instead of using 2 halves (brush it with olive oil and sprinkle garlic salt), I break up the burger into chunks, and I top the gyro with lots of feta! YUM. Just make sure you plan ahead since some stores won't have the ground lamb. Serve it with couscous and the Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe on this site.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2007

It was good. No grill so I pan fried them. I'm sure they would have been better on the grill and will attempt that in the spring.

 
Mar 24, 2009

Awesome! Both the lamb patties & the sauce are excellent! I did swap out fresh dill for the mint in the cucumber sauce.

 
Oct 05, 2008

These were delicious but extremely messy to eat. The cucumber sauce made this recipe, it was so tasty. I will be making these a lot over the summer as they are very quick and easy.

 
Jan 06, 2009

So yummy! Added chopped kalmata olives also. Wonderful recipe! The tziki sauce was great too!

 
Apr 14, 2008

Wonderful--Tastes like authentic greek food. It's kind of hard to eat a burger in the pita so I usually cook it as loose meat and stuff the pitas with it. Tastes like gyros! Cucumber sauce is great too.

 
Jul 05, 2011

These were a nice change from the regular burgers we always have at BBQs. Great flavors, none were over powering. The cucumber sauce was a perfect accompaniment to the great flavors of the lamb burger's delicious garlic taste. We will make these over and over again!

 
Jan 02, 2012

Great recipe. I made lamb lollipops with meat mixture and passed them at a party using the cucumber sauce as a dip for the meat lollipops.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 654 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 139 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 46.8 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 31.3 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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