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

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2003
Total Time Prep Servings Yield

Ingredients

For Tzatziki

For Lamb Burgers

Directions

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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  • pamela joy
    12 AUG, 2012
    This is my new "go to" recipe for when I eat meat specifically a hamburger. Sorry, cows, but you got nothin' on this lamb. Btw- this little Greek girl put dill in the tzaziki vs./ mint.
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  • Mirianthe
    30 JUL, 2009
    Oops. I mean grate the firm flesh!
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  • Mirianthe
    30 JUL, 2009
    Cut the pulpy flesh from the cucumbers and grate, then squeeze in a towel. No salt needed! Add more garlic. I would double or triple the recipe. My guests love tsadziki! Also, add a little olive oil (1or 2 tsps. to the recipe as listed), and serve with Kalamata olives. Opah!
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  • Mirianthe
    30 JUL, 2009
    Cut the pulpy flesh from the cucumbers and grate, then squeeze in a towel. No salt needed! Add more garlic. I would double or triple the recipe. My guests love tsadziki! Also, add a little olive oil (1or 2 tsps. to the recipe as listed), and serve with Kalamata olives. Opah!
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  • Tamaki
    24 AUG, 2008
    It took me 1 hr and 40 mins to make these burgers (I did use around 2 pounds of ground lamb, but even so!) as opposed to 35 mins! There were many things to wash up afterwards, and my kitchen was a mess with oil splattered everywhere! Not something I am prepared to make during the week when I am working, but the ingredients were not too expensive and the burgers did taste good.
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  • dolmansaxlil
    22 AUG, 2008
    This was fantastic! I salted the grated cucumber and let it sit for about 10 minutes, then pressed the liquid out. This helped to keep the tzatziki from being too watery. I upped the garlic in the tzatziki, and added a bit to the lamb as well. Wonderful alternative to boring burgers!
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  • TexasNantz
    28 JUN, 2008
    I made with ground turkey. Added 1 tsp garlic powder to meat. Eliminated mint from sauce; added finely minced white onion and 1 tsp sugar. Excellent!
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  • letterknit
    20 JUN, 2008
    These are delicious when you have a hankering for gyros, they taste the same! I used greek yogurt (it's thicker and more like sour cream) instead of regular yogurt and added a little bit of onion to the tzatziki - yum!
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  • ABreslin
    17 JUN, 2008
    I made these with turkey instead of lamb and the result was really delicious. I'm not normally a fan of ground turkey, but it worked really well in this recipe.
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  • joieann
    15 JUN, 2008
    this lamb burgers are great
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