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Lamb Burgers with Feta and Tzatziki Sauce

These juicy Greek Lamb Burgers with Feta and Tzatziki Sauce mimics the big, bold Greek flavors of an authentic gyro sandwich! OPA!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: burgers, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek Cuisine
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 555kcal

Ingredients

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • cups Greek yogurt plain
  • ¾ cup finely diced red onion divided
  • ½ cup grated cucumber peeled, seeded and squeezed dry
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

For the lamb burgers:

  • pounds ground lamb
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 burger buns your favorite variety
  • tomato slices optional
  • lettuce leaves optional

Instructions

To make the tzatziki sauce:

  • Peel, seed, grate and squeeze out all the water from the cucumber.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, ¼ cup diced red onion, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, prepared cucumber, 1 minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest in a medium bowl and mix well. 
  • Chill until needed.

To make the lamb burgers:

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, red onion, crumbled feta, lemon zest, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well until thoroughtly combined. .
  • Form the meat mixture into 6 even sized patties and cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side, or until your desired doneness.
  • Remove the burgers from the heat and allow to sit (covered) for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve on buns along with the chilled tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1162mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 4mg