Greek Lamb Burgers and Tzatziki

2 slices whole grain bread, crusts removed and cubed

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon mint, finely chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 pound ground lamb

olive oil

Preheat grill.

Moisten bread with milk in a bowl.

Mash to form a paste, and combine with shallots, garlic, min, oregano, salt, and pepper; mix well.

Add the ground lamb and carefully combine. Do not over mix, or burgers will be tough.

Form into 4 to 6 burgers patties

Drizzle patties with olive oil and rub to coat.

Grill patties, about 4 minutes on each side.

Serve in a pita pocket with crumbled feta, thinly sliced red onion and tomato, shredded lettuce, and tzatziki. (serves 4-6)


2 cups sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

1 seedless cucumber, grated and squeezed dry

2 cloves garlic, grated with Microplane

2 tablespoons olive oil

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients. 

Cover and chill for about an hour for flavors to blend.