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Spiced Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Dressing

By • Jul 6th, 2010 • Category: Burger Recipes

These lamb burgers are loaded with a hearty kick of earthy spices and cooled off with a yogurt dressing flavored with mint and garlic.

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If what you’re after is the taste alone and not how simple it’s done, this one is for you. A bit complicated to do because of the long list of ingredients, but you will definitely be rewarded once you taste your first bite.

Spiced Lamb Burgers

Ingredients for the burgers:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground lamb
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled
  • A handful of bread crumbs, plain
  • 1 small red chili pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced thinly (garnish)
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, shredded (garnish)
  • 4 large soft pitas

Ingredients for the yogurt dressing:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 large clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves, minced

Make the lamb burgers:

Put your ground lamb in a bowl and grate the yellow onion directly on it. Also add your spices (cinnamon, cumin, allspice), chili pepper, salt and pepper, plus the egg and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly in order to completely combine the flavors.
Spiced Lamb Burgers

Once mixed, form them lamb meat into patties.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, place the patties on the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes. Turn the patties only once. Set aside when cooked.

Make the yogurt dressing and serve:

Put the yogurt in a small bowl. Grate the garlic with a zester and add to the yogurt. Now sprinkle in the mint and stir.

Cook the pitas until they are soft brown and put the patties in. Dress your burger with your mint and garlic yogurt on top. Add the shredded cabbage and sliced red onion.
Spiced Lamb Burgers

You can also serve the yogurt on the side and allow your guest to determine how much dressing to put in.

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