Sunday, April 28, 2013

Greek Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki

By now you know I'm a lover of lamb, and I know not everyone is and I can accept that.  But if you are craving a juicy lamb burger with a quick tzatziki sauce on a crunchy panini roll, this post is for you.

Greek Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki - Serves 2

2 panini rolls, split and toasted in toaster.  
1/2 lb ground lamb
1 tbsp finely chopped shallots
1 tsp of ground cumin
1/8 tsp of hot crushed pepper, or more if you like it spicy
1 tsp of chopped chives
Salt and Pepper 

Lay ground lamb on a board and season with all ingredients.  Mix until combined.  Form into two patties, pressing a thumb print in the center of burgers to create even cooking.  Heat a cast iron pan with 1/2 tsp of olive oil.  Cook the burgers over medium heat flipping after 4 minutes, continued to cook until desired doneness.  I like mine a little rare.  Serve on a toasted panini roll with yogurt sauce and sliced cucumbers for crunch. 

Tzatziki Sauce

6 ozs. of Greek Yogurt (I use Fage Total 0%)
1 tbsp of finely chopped shallot
1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp of lemon zest
1/2 lemon squeezed
1/2 cucumber - grated and squeeze dry in a paper towel to remove water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix until combined. 

Tazatziki Sauce


  1. This looks amazing.. you had me at tzatziki! We make it all the time, but I never use a shallot I have to remember for next time!

    1. Thanks Amy, shallots are a little milder. :)