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

lilsnack8's Review

June 07, 2012

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.

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!