Grilled Lamb Burgers with Green Onions in Pita
Prep Time:15 mins.
Cook Time:15 mins.
2 pounds ground American Lamb
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
8 medium pita breads, whole wheat or regular, cut into halves
Olive oil for brushing
2 cups finely chopped or shredded cucumber
2 cups plain yogurt
1 tablespoon crushed dried mint
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large bowl combine lamb, green onions, cumin, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt.
- Preheat grill or grill pan. Stuff the pita bread halves with the lamb mixture, spreading and filling to edges.
- Brush the pita on each side with olive oil and grill until the filling is cooked through and the pita brown and crispy, 5-7 minutes per side. Let cool 5 minutes.
- To prepare Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, drain cucumber of any liquid and combine with the yogurt, mint, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve chilled with pitas.
Photo & Recipe: American Lamb Board