Mini Greek lamb burgers are packed with massive amounts of flavor. They are a great way to get a fun dinner on the table, or make a party table hit. The yogurt sauce is a fresh, tangy condiment that's a simple take on traditional Greek tzatziki.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Mini Greek Lamb Burgers, traditional Greek, yogurt sauce
Servings: 12mini burgers
15mini whole-wheat pitas
1/4cupflat-leaf parsley leaves
1 1/2tspkosher salt
1 1/2lbslean ground lamb
1red onionthinly sliced
1red or yellow bell pepperthinly sliced
1recipe Greek Yogurt Sauce
*Greek Yogurt Sauce*
¾cup7 oz plain Greek yogurt
1tbspfresh lemon juice
2tbspchopped fresh mint
Heat a grill pan on the stove or a grill press. Pulse together 3 mini pitas and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add parsley and pulse to chop; transfer mixture to a bowl with the milk. Stir in salt, paprika, cumin and lamb (do not overmix). Roll mixture into 12 golf-ball-size patties and flatten slightly on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
In a nonstick skillet, cook onions and peppers with olive oil over medium-high heat until soft and just golden, about 5 min.
Grill patties until cooked through, about 6 min. Assemble sandwiches on mini pitas with peppers, onions, Greek Yogurt Sauce and lettuce.
For Yogurt Sauce
Stir together yogurt, juice and mint; season with salt and pepper. Can be stored, covered, in refrigerator for up to a day. Makes ¾ cup
Not a lamb fan? You can make these yummy mini burgers with ground turkey or beef instead.