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Tzatziki Lamb Burgers

I saw this post over at Coconut & Lime and just knew I had to try it. These burgers pack a ton of flavor! The combination of ingredients was wonderful…we loved the garlic flavor inside the juicy burgers, and the toppings were absolutely perfect for it. The herbs and yogurt make it nice and refreshing. And, as an added bonus…Dino ate grilled eggplant. And really liked it! Talk about progress! We’ll definitely make this again – it rocked! The only issue I had was that the patties I made weren’t anywhere near as wide as the buns I bought, so it was a little awkward to eat.

Tzatziki Lamb Burgers
Coconut & Lime

Ingredients:
1 lb ground lamb
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley
1 tablespoon minced dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated
zest of one lemon
salt
freshly ground black pepper

tzatziki:
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup finely diced, seeded cucumber
1 tablespoon minced dill
salt
freshly ground black pepper

toppings:
1 large red onion, thickly sliced
1 small eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices

4 buns

Directions:
In a medium bowl, mix together the burger ingredients until evenly distributed. Form into 4 equal patties.

for the sauce:
Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Prepare your grill to medium heat. Meanwhile, brush the onion, burgers and eggplant slices with olive oil. Place on the grill next to the burgers. Cook until everything is cooked through, flipping once. Cover as needed.

Place a slice of eggplant on each bun. Top with a burger then onion slices and drizzle with sauce.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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