Yogurt Lamb Burgers

Lamb and yogurt are a fine combination so I thought that perhaps combining them in burgers would be an interesting idea. The result was even better than I expected. These easy-to-make burgers incorporate some of the herbal flavors of Greek cuisine but any fresh herbs would do as well. I made two large, dinner-sized patties and served them on hamburger rolls with a bit of mayonnaise. The recipe would be even better made into smaller patties tucked into pita bread with tzatziki. A side of French fries is a nice accompaniment.


1 pound (450 grams) ground lamb

3 cloves garlic

1 sprig mint

1 sprig oregano

1 scallion

1 Tablespoon (15 ml) plain yogurt, preferably Greek

Salt and pepper to taste


Note: I use a food processor for this adding each ingredient in turn.

Mince the garlic. Finely chop the herbs and scallion. Combine with the yogurt. Mix thoroughly into the ground lamb. Form into two or more patties. Season to taste. Grill for about five minutes per side or until done to your liking.


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