Lamb burgers are a tasty alternative to grilled chicken on a busy weeknight. This flavorful recipe comes together in just 30 minutes.
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup lightly packed mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 pita breads (6 in. wide), halved
How to Make It
Preheat a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°). Put bell pepper, mint, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, 1 tsp. pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt into a food processor and pulse just until coarsely chopped. Set chutney aside.
In a medium bowl, combine lamb, cilantro, remaining 1 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. salt, the coriander, and cumin until blended. Form into 4 patties, each about 1/2 in. thick.
Lightly oil grill and cook burgers, turning once, until done the way you like, about 6 minutes total for medium. Cut burgers in half and put 2 halves into each pita piece, then tuck in lettuce leaves. Serve chutney on the side.
I only made the burgers as my husband wanted to have tzatziki sauce with his pitas instead of the chutney. The burgers had great flavor and I will definitely make them again the next time we have a greek inspired dinner.