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Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce and Parsley Salad

Ground lamb patties are spiced with Madras curry powder and seared on the grill for a tender, flavorful burger.

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 individual pitas or 4 regular pitas

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the outdoor grill or indoor grill pan.

  2. Step 2

    In a bowl combine lamb, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and curry powder. Form into 8 3-inch by 2-inch oblong patties. Set aside to come to room temperature.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, make the tzatziki sauce and parsley salad.

  4. Step 4

    For the tzatziki sauce: In a medium bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and lemon zest and juice. Set aside.

  5. Step 5

    For the parsley salad: In a medium bowl combine tomato, parsley, red onion, and olive oil. Set aside.

  6. Step 6

    When the burgers have come to room temperature and the grill is hot, grill the burgers to desired doneness, about 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Stuff burgers, tzatziki sauce, and parsley salad into pitas and serve immediately.

Source
Mad Hungry, May 2011

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Reviews (1)

  • 7 Jun, 2011

    This was excellent! The lamb burgers were very tasty and juicy and the sauce complimented it very well.
    I will be making this again forsure.