Lamb Burger Pitas with Two-Pepper Chutney

Lamb burgers are a tasty alternative to grilled chicken on a busy weeknight. This flavorful recipe comes together in just 30 minutes.

Yield: Serves 4
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 361
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated fat: 6.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 816mg
  • Cholesterol: 76mg


  • 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
  • Lettuce leaves


  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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