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July 10, 2018

Mediterranean American Lamb Burger

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Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

30 min

Servings

4

Two mediterranean American Lamb Burgers stacked on top of each other

Ingredients

Lamb Burger

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

Serving

  • 2 pitas, halved
  • 1/2 cup tzatziki
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (packed) cup baby spinach

Directions

For the Lamb Burger: In a large mixing bowl, add lamb, parsley, oregano, mint, salt, dill and pepper; using your hands, gently mix. Form into 4 equal patties. 

Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Place patties on the grate; grill for about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare burgers. Remove to a wood cutting board to rest. 

For serving: Open each half of a pita; spread a spoonful of tzatziki on the inside of the pocket then add a patty. In a small bowl, stir together feta and sun-dried tomatoes. Divide the mixture among the pitas; top with red onion and spinach. Serve immediately.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Ground lamb mixture with herbs in a bowl
Mediterranean lamb burgers in a pita pocket
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