Lamb Sausage Burgers with Feta Tzatziki

October 2008
Lamb Sausage Burgers with Feta Tzatziki

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If you love a gyro platter with the works, this lion of a lamb burger is for you.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/4 seedless cucumber, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 crusty sesame kaiser rolls, split
  • 8 leaves romaine lettuce from the heart, torn
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices red onion
  • Olive oil potato chips in any flavor, for serving
  1. Combine the lamb, grill seasoning, fennel seeds, oregano, cumin and crushed red pepper. Form into 4 patties.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 1 turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, flipping once, for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  3. Using a food processor fitted with a grating disk, grate the cucumber and garlic. Add the yogurt, feta and lemon juice and puree.
  4. Spread some tzatziki sauce on the roll bottoms and top with the burgers, lettuce, tomato, red onion, more sauce and roll tops. Serve with the potato chips.
Tip Pair with:
  • Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Rouge 2006 (France), Georges Vigouroux Malbec Cahors Gouleyant 2006 (France)
Tip Swap it:
  • Use ground beef instead of lamb.