Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce–the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment!  Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce--the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment! 

It’s supposed to be spring in the Midwest right now. But winter hit us a week ago with once last (knocking wood) snowfall. Nooooo!  

Fortunately, we are now getting a weekend respite–60’s and sun. So now I’m excited! Picnics. Grilling. Father’s Day Cookouts. So much fun ahead! 

lamb patties in grill pan

“Grill” indoors or out!

And in honor of the upcoming turn-some-meals-over-to-dad season, I made a special burger last night, a Lamb Burger with Tzatziki Sauce.

Now you may not know the name Tzatziki Sauce, but you’re probably familiar with the delicious cucumber yogurt mixture they spoon onto Gyro sandwiches. Let me tell you it is equally good on a nice lamb patty!

Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce--the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment! 

Yeah, grilling season!

In the past, I’ve just mixed yogurt and cucumbers. It was good, but with just a few more add-ins (garlic, lemon, parsley), the sauce was over the top. And it felt very middle-eastern—I could almost taste the (fattening) tahini–that wasn’t needed at all!

Swim suit season’s coming!

Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce--the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment! 

Luscious sauce!

In one final concession to summer diets, I made slightly reduced size sliders by dividing the meat into five patties and using some wheat dinner rolls that fit a 3-ounce burger perfectly. My daughter and I each had one, Dad had two, and there is one to fight over as leftovers.

Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce--the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment! 

A burger tower!

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce:
Serves 5
Add a little exotic flare to your summer gilling with these Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce--the cucumber, yogurt, lemon sauce is the perfect compliment!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
391 calories
24 g
88 g
19 g
28 g
8 g
171 g
452 g
5 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
171g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391
Calories from Fat 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
30%
Saturated Fat 8g
39%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 88mg
29%
Sodium 452mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
15%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Tzatziki Sauce
  1. 1/2 cups plain reduced fat yogurt
  2. 1/2 cups cucumber chopped
  3. 1 T lemon juice
  4. 1 Tablespoon parsley (or mint or dill)
  5. 1 cloves garlic minced
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Lamb Burgers
  1. 1 pound ground lamb
  2. 5 dinner rolls/slider buns
  3. salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix sauce ingredients, then set aside for flavors to blend.
  2. Divide ground lamb into 5 sections and form into patties. Salt and pepper, then grill until done.
  3. Serve on toasted dinner roll/slider bun/small hamburger bun topped with sauce.
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calories
391
fat
19g
protein
28g
carbs
24g
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21 thoughts on “Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Marian

    I love lamb burgers! Since I am dairy free I will try making the sauce with coconut yogurt.

  2. Wendy Klik

    Well I would LOVE someone to make these up for me for Mom’s day. I can’t make them for my hubby on Dad’s day though as he isn’t a lamb lover like I. Perhaps beef or venison for him and lamb for me….That’s the ticket.

    1. Inger Post author

      I’m sure this would be delicious with another meat Wendy–or even a vegan patty!

    1. Inger Post author

      I couldn’t believe how much just a couple extra ingredients made the sauce Tandy.

    1. Inger Post author

      We do all our burgers slider sized now. The smaller size is perfect for me and two is about 1 1/2 full burgers which is better for my husband. And interestingly at a recent party, the slider buns went much faster than the bigger size.

          1. Inger Post author

            Glad you enjoyed David! I am going to experiment more with add-ins to my burgers I think. Just heard about adding in chopped mushrooms which also sounds good.

    1. Inger Post author

      I wouldn’t hesitate to do this on just about any kind of burger if you want to give it a try Thao! But you are right, the lamb was special with it!

    1. Inger Post author

      THanks Ellen. This version was so much better than the plain old yogurt and cucumber I used to serve over falafil. Pretty sure I had a spoonful or two myself 🙂

  3. April

    What a great way of kicking burgers up a notch! I never would have thought to use lamb, but now I can’t to try it.

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