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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
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
  • 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


  1. In a large bowl combine lamb, green onions, cumin, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt.
  2. Preheat grill or grill pan. Stuff the pita bread halves with the lamb mixture, spreading and filling to edges.
  3. 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.
  4. To prepare Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, drain cucumber of any liquid and combine with the yogurt, mint, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve chilled with pitas.

Source: American Lamb Board