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Mediterranean Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time:
30 mins.
Cook Time:
10 mins.



  • 3 pounds ground Australian lamb
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, roasted or granulated
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Slice of cheese, if desired
  • 8 Kaiser or hamburger rolls
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Chopped tomato, onion, cucumber, and fresh oregano


  • 1 pint natural Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers, de-seeded and grated
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the ground Australian lamb, parsley, garlic, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well. Divide mixture into 8 meal-size burgers.
  2. Preheat grill or pan, brush with oil and season with salt. Cook the burgers over medium to high heat for 6-7 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°. If cheese is desired, add it at the end of cooking to melt slightly.
  3. Mix the grated cucumber and salt. Place in a sieve for 20 minutes to drain liquid. Squeeze out remaining liquid, then add to other Tzatziki ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread tzatziki on the rolls then add a lettuce leaf and the burger. Top burger with chopped vegetables, if desired.

Source: Meat & Livestock Australia