Grilled Lamb Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Lamb Burger (1)

We’re delighted to welcome back Jad from New South Food Company. Jad specializes in gourmet southern dishes with a New South twist, and we’re thrilled to have another one of his recipes for you today. Take it away, Jad!

These lamb burgers offer a nice change from your typical back yard party. I like to bring these to cookouts where I know the main entree is beef burgers and hot dogs! The addition of a classic tzatziki sauce ties the flavors together and will have your guests begging for more!

Lamb Burger

Grilled Lamb Burger with Tzatziki Sauce
Serves: 8
For the lamb burgers
  • 2 lb ground lamb
  • 1 medium vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbs kosher salt
  • 1 tbs fresh ground coriander
  • 1 tbs fresh ground cumin
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs fresh chopped thyme
  • ⅛ cup port or red wine[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"]
For the tzatziki sauce
  • 8 oz plain yogurt
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed and quartered
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 oz fresh dill, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the burgers
  1. Saute onions and garlic till golden brown and allow to cool
  2. combine onion/garlic mix and remaining ingredients through red wine with lamb and mix well. Cook a small portion to taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  3. Patty burger at 4-5 oz each and keep refrigerated until ready to cook
For the tzatziki sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients into food processor and pulse until blended well.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste


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