Lamb-Feta Burgers With Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce



4 servings (serving size: 1/2 pita round, 1 burger, and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 327
Fat 11.0 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Protein 31.3 g
Carbohydrate 24.2 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 504 mg
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fiber 1.6 g
Calcium 141 mg


1 pound lean ground lamb
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons fine, dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup crumbled peppercorn feta cheese
Cooking spray
2 (6-inch) pita bread rounds, cut in half
4 red leaf lettuce leaves
4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices tomato
Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce


Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping into 1/4-inch-thick patties. Spoon 1 tablespoon feta cheese onto each of 4 patties (do not spread to edges); top with remaining patties, pressing edges to seal well.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°). Place patties on grill rack, and grill, covered, 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done.

Wrap pita halves in heavy-duty foil. Add foil-wrapped pita halves to grill rack, and grill 2 minutes or until pitas are warm, turning foil pouch occasionally.

Line each pita half with lettuce. Place 1 slice tomato and 1 patty in each pita half. Drizzle 2 tablespoons Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce over each pita half.