Friday, March 16, 2007

Mini Greek Lamb Burgers

Another recipe from my new cookbook - Great Food Fast from Everyday Food Magazine! Marc and I don't eat lamb very often but we absolutely love it!!!! So much in fact that we spent almost all our money so we could have it on our menu for our wedding! We also love tzatziki so this seemed like the perfect splurge for us for a friday night - Marc even went to the butcher to get the ground lamb without much of a fuss! If I'm feeling adventurous in the next few weeks I might try to make a rack of lamb...

This was really REALLY good but, of course, I knew it would be! It was ridiculously easy to put together and really delicious! I made a few changes (what else is new?!). I added a garlic clove, an egg and about 1/4 cup of italian bread crumbs to the lamb burgers. And I didn't have any mint so I left it out of the tzatziki. The recipe made alot of lamb burgers so we freezed the uncooked patties for another time!

Mini Greek Lamb Burger
Martha Stewart - Everyday Food


Ingredients
Serving: Serves 4

1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated (3/4 cup)
1/2 Cup plain yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt
2 Teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 Teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1 small garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 Pounds ground lamb
1/2 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)
1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
Salt and pepper
4 pita breads, (6-inch)
Iceberg lettuce, for serving
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, sliced, for serving

Directions
1. Heat grill or grill pan to high. Make tzatziki: In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Make burgers: In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine lamb, onion, parsley, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Grill until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

3. To serve, warm pitas on the grill or directly over a gas burner, turning occasionally. Halve pitas, and fill with lettuce, burgers, tomato, and tzatziki.

1 comment:

Strider said...

Sounds very yummy. I must try it sometime.

Good luck with everything in your lives.