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Skinny Greek Lamb Burgers

Skinny Greek Lamb Burgers

  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x



For the Burgers:

  • ¼ cup finely diced English cucumber
  • ¼ cup finely diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, grated or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb ground lamb (or ground chicken)
  • Olive oil, for cooking the burgers

For Serving:

  • Iceberg or butter lettuce leaves, for wrapping
  • Tzatziki (store bought or homemade
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Additional fresh mint or dill


For the Burgers:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cucumber, onion, garlic, herbs, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasonings, as needed (remember, you want this to taste a little saltier than you would normally prefer – the meat needs the extra seasoning).
  2. Stir in the beaten egg and the ground lamb, being careful not to overwork the meat. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Form the mixture into patties, aiming for 4-6.
  4. Preheat a large skillet or (grill pan or grill!). Add a drizzle of oil to the skillet once it is hot and add the burger patties to the hot oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
  5. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly before serving.

To Serve:

  1. Place each burger on a large lettuce leaf and top with desired condiments. Gently wrap the lettuce around the burger and the fillings and serve!