Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mint and Feta Cheese Lamb Burgers with Home Made Tzatziki Sauce

This was something that we planned for a few days and when it came together...WOW!  If you are a fan of Gyros then you will LOVE this recipe!

Here is what you will need to make the Lamb Burgers:

3/4 - 1 Lb. of Ground Lamb (Again, we got ours from Springfield Butcher because it's the best!)
1/4 C Fresh, Copped Mint
1/2 C Feta Cheese
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1/8 Tsp. Pepper

Here is what you will need to make the tzatzikt sauce (Slightly modified from Michael Symon's "Live to Cook:  Recipes and Techniques to rock Your Kitchen.")

1 cucumber
1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
2 C Plain Yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
3 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Mint
1 Garlic Clove, Minced

Pre-heat your grill to about 425 degrees.  Mix all of the burger ingredients and make your patties.  Place the patties in the refrigerator and keep them cool as you make the tzatziki sauce.

Dice the cucumber, sprinkle it with the kosher salt and let it drain in a colander for about two hours.  When time is up, mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl and keep cool.

Cook the burgers at 425 degrees for about 4 minutes on each side for a medium burger.  (Toast the buns on the grill as you cook the burger.) Pull the burgers off, let them rest for 2-4 minutes, and top with the tzatziki sauce.  When it is all said and done, they will look like this.

We ate it with a baby spinach, feta cheese, dried cherry, almond, and vinaigrette dressing.  Enjoy!

- Chris

1 comment:

  1. Here is a recipe using leftover lamb http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/salad-with-leftover-lamb.html


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