Photo: Johnny Autry; Food Styling: Charlotte Autry
Hands-on Time
26 Mins
Total Time
26 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

The tangy, herby yogurt sauce (raita) stands in for mayonnaise on this blended burger. For more spicy kick, leave the seeds in the serrano chile.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well.

Step 2

Gently combine beef and lamb, being careful not to overwork. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add patties; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 4

Place 1/4 cup spinach, 1 onion slice, and 1 patty on bottom half of each hamburger bun. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons raita and top half of bun.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

smithker's Review

March 28, 2013
My husband and I loved this recipe. I did make some modifications though. Doubled the cilantro and omitted the mint and used a jalapeno instead of serrano for a little extra heat. Like another reviewer I also made these with all lamb no beef. Served in a whole wheat pita and added tomato, onion and spinach. Five stars yummy but not worthy of a special occasion. Great for an easy week night meal. Will definately make these again!

TxAg97's Review

August 19, 2012
Liked the beef tamed the lamb. Great flavor.

IoneTaylor's Review

June 20, 2012
I made these with 100% lamb, so they probably weren't light, but they were fantastically delicious. I substituted a slice of tomato for the raita and used ketchup to top it off.

lilsnack8's Review

June 07, 2012