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Tzatziki Lamb Burger

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


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground American lamb
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sugar, pinch
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 4 buns
  • 4 tomato slices


  1. Grate cucumber on the large-hole side of a box grater; place in a medium bowl.
  2. Add yogurt, mint, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix lamb, shallot, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 patties.
  4. In a skillet, grill pan or on a hot grill, cook patties in oil until browned on both sides and pink in the middle, about 8 minutes.
  5. Place burger on a toasted bun; top with tomato and tzatziki.

Source: American Lamb Board