You could say I have an obsession. An obsession that some might be concerned about, while others (if they are smart) might take advantage of. I'm admitting it...okay? I am obsessed with burgers. I will never pass up an opportunity to taste the best burger in any town where I visit...I'm just not that kinda girl. And I happen to be pretty good at making my own varieties at home to feed this burger craze of mine.
Is there a support group for this? I might need support from those of you who share my passion for a juicy burger that is perfectly messy and beautiful at the same time. Are you with me?
I hope so, because today I'm dishing on one of my favorite burgers to make at home! I already shared with you my pork burgers which are equally delicious, but today it's all about the lamb.
Rich and delicious, this lamb burger is going to rock your taste buds in the best way possible. I could definitely see this being served for any Fourth of July festivities and I could definitely see your friends loving you for serving it.
The lamb is flavored with fragrant herbs, lots of garlic (duh), and is perfectly balanced by topping it with tangy tzatziki sauce, fresh cucumbers, red onion, and lettuce.
Y'all...seriously...you gotta try them!
- 1 1/2 Lbs. of Ground Lamb
- 1 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Mint
- 1 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Rosemary
- 1 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Parsley
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
- Salt and Pepper
- Whole Wheat Pitas (instead of buns)
- Red Onion
- Romaine Lettuce
- 3/4 Cup 2% Greek Yogurt
- 1 Large or two small Garlic Cloves
- 1/4 Peeled, Seedless (English) Cucumber
- Juice from one Lemon
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Fresh Dill
- Salt and Pepper
- Mix all tzatziki sauce ingredients together into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate at least an hour, but you can make this the night before.
- Slice extra cucumber, romaine lettuce, and red onion into very thin slices. Set aside
- Mix all burger ingredients together and form into patties.
- Heat grill to medium high heat.
- Grill burgers on each side for about 5-6 minutes until they are cooked through. If you prefer, you can leave the lamb slightly pink on the inside.
- For the last couple of minutes, throw your pitas on the grill and warm on each side.
- To serve, cut the top portion of the pita off (just enough to where the burger will slide nicely into the pita, about an inch or so).
- Slather the inside of the pita with tzatziki sauce, layer your veggies and then add your burger.
*You could also add in some feta cheese into your pita. Yum!
Basically what I'm telling you here is (in case you aren't convinced yet), you are going to NEED to make these burgers and then if you want, you can invite me over...I mean you know, if you wanted to.
Tell me I'm not alone in my burger addiction...tell me that you are with me in this.