Lamb Burgers With Cucumber Mint Relish

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 607 calories
    • Fat 31 g
    • Sat Fat 13 g
    • Cholesterol 150 mg
    • Sodium 735 mg
    • Protein 44 mg
    • Carbohydrate 35 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 96 mg

Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, mint, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the lamb, shallot, garlic, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Form 4 patties about ¾ inch thick.

Grill the patties until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. (Or heat the oil in a grill pan over medium heat and cook patties, 5 to 6 minutes per side.)

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup plain yogurt (preferably Greek)
  2. Check 1/2 cucumber, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced
  3. Check 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  4. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  5. Check 2 pounds ground lamb
  6. Check 1 shallot, chopped
  7. Check 2 cloves garlic, minced
  8. Check 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  9. Check 2 tablespoons olive oil (if cooking on a stovetop)
  10. Check 4 rounds pita bread, sliced into pockets and toasted

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, mint, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, shallot, garlic, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Form 4 patties about ¾ inch thick.
  3. Grill the patties until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. (Or heat the oil in a grill pan over medium heat and cook patties, 5 to 6 minutes per side.)
  4. Serve patties in the pita pockets with the cucumber relish.