Easy Lamb Burgers~anytime of year

23 Sep

Grilled lamb chops are perfection in my book, but don’t forget ground lamb as a convenient less expensive option.  They smell so good cooking.  Easy to cook outside on the grill or inside in a skillet or griddle. I use a meat thermometer to test for doneness.

Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese and “Sour Cream Tzatziki”  (2 servings)

1 lb ground lamb

1 large clove garlic, minced

1/4 lb feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 C chopped fresh parsley

kosher salt and pepper

2 T water

In bowl mix all of the ingredients with a large fork. Be gentle mixing everything.  The water keeps the burgers moist and helps hold ingredients together.

Shape into two equal size burgers, about 1″ thick.  Heat grill over medium high heat and sear  burgers to form a nice dark crust.  Cook about 12 minutes until internal temp reaches 165, then let burgers rest, off the heat for 10 minutes before serving.  

Sour Cream Tzatziki ( I realize it is probably a crime in Greece to use sour cream in place of yogurt.  But I am trying to cut carbs and it is hard to find low carb plain yogurt except in 16 ounce container. So I improvised with zero carb sour cream and it is really good.)

1/2 Cup sour cream (not low fat or non fat)

1/4 medium cucumber, seeded, small chop or grated with large hole grater

1 small clove garlic, minced

1 T fresh chopped dill or more to taste

1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice

a little lemon zest

In a medium bowl, stir ingredients together, season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.  Chill if not using immediately.

I serve the burgers on a bed of greens such as baby romaine. Top with sauce. (I ran out of lettuce tonight so that is why not much on the plate!)

3 Responses to “Easy Lamb Burgers~anytime of year”

  1. abowler@hradvantages.com September 24, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Same. Tell me about ice cream alternatives? What is safe on daily basis? Andrew B
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    • Patty Allen September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      I am trying a few “ice cream” alternatives. Will keep you posted. Have not found anything low carb on the market as yet. Funny thing is once I was doing the low carb thing for awhile I stopped craving that evening ice cream “fix” I always had. I suppose that now my dinner without carbs means no blood sugar spikes and drops so I don’t have that hungry feeling around 9pm anymore. But I am working on a few ideas-coming soon…


  1. New twist on burgers « Carb Kick - November 4, 2012

    […] posted a lamb burger recipe in the summer featuring feta cheese which is hard to beat.  The other night looking for a fresh […]

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