Mini Greek Lamb Burgers

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

These lamb sliders are topped with cool and creamy tzatziki for a Greek twist on a classic.


For Tzatziki

  • ½ English cucumber, peeled, and grated (¾ cup)

  • ½ cup plain yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • Salt and pepper

For Lamb Burgers

  • 1 ½ pounds ground lamb

  • ½ small onion, minced (¼ cup)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 pieces pita bread (6 inches each)

  • 2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, sliced, for serving


  1. Heat grill or grill pan to high. Make tzatziki: In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Make burgers: In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine lamb, onion, parsley, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Grill until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. To serve, warm pitas on the grill or directly over a gas burner, turning occasionally. Halve pitas, and fill with burgers, tomato, and tzatziki.

Cook's Notes

Allow 3 to 4 of these tiny burgers for each adult. For kids, you can tuck 1 little burger into a miniature pita, and serve with ketchup.

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