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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lamb Burgers

So the next time I went to the store, 
BOOM, lamb on sale + coupon=amazing deal.
You guys, I'm so serious, these were AMAZING.
Do you like gyros?  
You will like these! 
Perfectly cooked lamb burgers + tzatziki=tasty 
What a great twist on a traditional burger.
It was such a nice change.  
THIS is the reason I love this challenge. 
Finding absolutely amazing recipes that I would have NEVER tried otherwise. 
Thank you Martha for the great recipes and inspiration.
Try these...thats an order!

Greek Style Mini Lamb Burgers
1 1/2 lbs ground lamb
1/2 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
4 pita breads
2 med beefsteak tomatoes, sliced for serving
shredded lettuce for garnish (optional)
For Tzatziki 
1/2 english cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
1 small garlic clove, minced

Heat grill to high.  Make tzatziki in a med bowl, combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with S&P.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Make the burgers; in a med bowl, use a fork to gently combine the lamb, onion, parsley and oregano; season with S&P.  Gently form the mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 in thick.  Grill until med-rare, 2-3 min per side. 
To serve, warm pitas on the grill
halve pitas and fill with tzatziki , burgers and tomatoes.
Serves 4.

Logan Rating: ****

1 comment:

  1. we have a leg of lamb in the freezer as we speak-we grill it using a bobby flay recipe-candy