Tyler McPeak

Lamb Burgers

Another recipe from Clean Eating Magazine!  If your a fan of Gyro's this is a great healthy alternative.

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Lamb Burgers



  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbs coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ small shallot, coarsely shopped
  • 8 oz 95% lean ground beef
  • 4 oz ground lamb, preferably lean
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half to make 4 pita pockets
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato diced


One:  Prepare tzatziki:  in a food processor, combine yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, and shallot.  Pulse to make a chunky sauce; set aside.

Two:  In a large bowl, combine beef, lamb, salt and pepper and mix gently.  Shape mixture into patties, about 4 inches long and ½ inch thick.

Three:  Heat grill to medium-high and lightly oil grate.  Grill patties to desired doness, about 3 minutes per side for medium.  During final minute toast both sides of pitas lightly on grill.

Four:  Place 1 lamburger in each pita pocket.  Add lettuce, tomato and tzatziki to each.

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