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May 17, 2010

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta

Here is an extremely flavorful and easy way to change up your standard grilled burgers. It takes minimal effort and is a great way to add variety to BBQs when you have friends over. It's also a very easy option for a weeknight dinner. I use store-bought Tzaziki and Naan to keep things simple. (Whole Foods or Balducci's almost always has both.) The lamb is extremely juicy and tender and the spices pack it full of flavor.

Ingredients (makes approx. 4 burgers):
1 lb. freshly ground lamb
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 red onion- very thinly sliced
6 oz of good quality, fresh feta (in water)
1 package of Naan (usually contains 4-6 pieces)
1 8oz. container Tzatziki

In a bowl, gently combine the lamb with the spices and garlic. Be careful not to over-work the meat. Form into patties. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the lamb for approximately 4 minutes per side for medium. Do NOT press the burgers down on the grill- you will lose the flavorful juices! Drain the feta and pat dry. Slice the feta and place on the burgers just before they are finished. (It's ok if it's crumbly, just try to keep them towards the center of the burger.) Remove the burgers from the grill and set aside to rest a few minutes. Put the pieces of naan on the grill to warm them- just about a minute. Remove, tear in half placing each on a plate and top with a burger and some red onion. Spoon tzatziki over the top and serve. These are served open-faced and you fold the naan around the burger.


Anonymous said...

I am going to try this for dinner this week!!!

DevouringDC said...

great! be sure to post any suggestions! I'm always tweaking recipes

Anonymous said...

You should really start posting these on and get in on the community. You can always point them back to here.

DevouringDC said...

I'll look into that. Thanks for the tip

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