Greek Lamb Burgers with Cucumber and Yoghurt

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These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

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I love to use lamb as a delicious change from the usual beef in my burgers. Lamb adds so much flavour and works so well to elevate the burger into something super special.

Lamb is used a lot in Greek cuisine which is why it is so delicious in this burger but I’ve also tried out a Moroccan version which you have to try next! It’s served in a flatbread which makes it extra fun to eat.

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

Burgers! Summer burgers! Burgers you could cook on the barbecue and serve to all your friends at a summer party. Which is what I’ll be doing any day now. I can just imagine how good these burgers will taste with that smoky char from the barbecue!

There’s something extra special about a burger made from lamb, don’t you think? It’s a yummy little treat when you fancy a change and it’s especially good in summer.

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

These Greek lamb burgers are made up of a cumin spiced lamb patty which is super simple, just lamb mince and plenty of cumin plus a little chilli flakes.

The spices are toasted first to get them super fragrant and delicious then you crush them all up and mix them into the lamb mince before shaping into burgers. Then you get a pan super duper hot and you can sear them until there’s yummy crispy bits on each side.

Ingredients you need to make this Greek lamb burger with cucumber and yoghurt:

  • Cumin Seeds
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Lamb Mince (Ground Lamb)
  • Red Onion
  • Red Chilli
  • Orange Pepper
  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Garlic
  • Cucumber
  • Coriander (Cilantro)
  • Brioche Buns

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these Greek lamb burgers with cucumber and yoghurt…

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

So once you’ve got those burgers down it’s all about the extra bits and bobs which, as you all know, are the key to a successful burger.

Once you’ve taken the burgers out to rest you use the same pan to fry up some pepper, onion and chilli with a little more cumin and chilli flakes. They end up sitting nicely on top of your burger.

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

Now the burger is snuggled in a brioche bun with your pepper and onion on top, you just need to add plenty (and I mean plenty) of garlicky yoghurt and a good sprinkling of cucumber quarters to freshen everything up real nice.

Ah lovely summer burger, make it ASAP, you won’t regret it!

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE GREEK LAMB BURGERS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!

Greek Lamb Burgers

These Greek lamb burgers are served in a brioche bun. Topped with caramelised pepper and onion, refreshing cucumber and a drizzle of garlicky Greek yoghurt!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 788kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 500 g Lamb Mince/Ground Lamb
  • 1 Red Onion sliced
  • 1 Red Chilli sliced
  • 1 Orange Pepper sliced
  • 200 g Greek Yoghurt
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 Cucumber chopped
  • 1 bunch Coriander/Cilantro chopped
  • 4 Brioche Buns (or whatever type of bun you prefer)

Instructions

  • Heat a frying pan or skillet over a high heat. Add the cumin seeds and chilli flakes and toast until they become fragrant. Remove from the heat and pour into a pestle and mortar or spice grinder. Grind into a powder.
  • Mix half the spice mix with the lamb mince and mix together. Form into four burgers. Sprinkle both sides with a good helping of salt. Heat a skillet over a high heat and sear the burgers until crispy on both sides, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove to a foil-covered plate and leave to rest.
  • In the same skillet add the onion, pepper and chilli along with the rest of the spice mix. Add a drizzle of oil if they look like they're sticking. Cook until caramelised, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix the yoghurt with the garlic cloves. Spread a spoonful of the mixture on the bottom of each of your buns. Top with a burger followed by the pepper mixture and a sprinkling of cucumber chunks and some coriander. Serve with extra yoghurt on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Lamb Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 788 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 237mg79%
Sodium 489mg20%
Potassium 505mg14%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1920IU38%
Vitamin C 59.1mg72%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Hope
    04/07/2017 at 8:24 PM

    5 stars
    These burgers look so juicy and delicious!

    • Reply
      Amy
      04/07/2017 at 8:52 PM

      Thanks so much Hope!

  • Reply
    Kristina
    05/07/2017 at 5:31 AM

    Looks delicious! I love lamb burgers, will have to try with cucumber.

    • Reply
      Amy
      08/07/2017 at 12:31 PM

      Thanks Kristina! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Reply
    Carina Simeon
    05/07/2017 at 6:22 AM

    🙂 🙂 Amy, Amy – I am in bad with this wretched (Monsoon-) Flu but looking at your photographs makes me feel like I could have a bite of those hamburgers 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy
      08/07/2017 at 12:34 PM

      Thank you Carina, I hope you feel better soon! xxx

  • Reply
    Carina Simeon
    05/07/2017 at 6:24 AM

    oops – sorry “bed”

  • Reply
    Tara
    11/08/2017 at 11:44 AM

    Yum! I love all of the spices in these burgers! I definitely need to make these before summer is over.

  • Reply
    Simon Vanbecelaere
    11/08/2017 at 12:49 PM

    5 stars
    Lovely recipe! How much I like Lamb I never made lamb burgers! I really need to do an effort! Think I’ll use this to start with! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Monica Lensink
    11/08/2017 at 12:50 PM

    5 stars
    Mmmm! I love making lamb burgers but usually use more of a Moroccan spice combo (at least according to Williams-Sonoma…). I would absolutely love to change it up a little and make them in this style! Pinning to try that ASAP!

  • Reply
    Michelle Frank |Flipped-Out Food
    11/08/2017 at 1:22 PM

    5 stars
    I personally adore lamb, but most of my family lunge for a jar of mint jelly when they see it. The toasted spices in these burgers sound absolutely delectable. Add (plenty of) garlicky yogurt and a brioche bun? HEAVEN. I was looking for a good cookout burger recipe: these are perfect!

  • Reply
    Calleigh - TheForkBite
    11/08/2017 at 1:42 PM

    I never tried the lamb burgers though I and my husband love to eat steak lamb. Definitely, a must-try before the summer ends.

  • Reply
    Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats
    29/11/2017 at 10:01 PM

    Hi Amy! Your Greek Lamb Burgers with Cucumber and Yoghurt look so delicious! Great recipe and photos! 🙂

    • Reply
      Amy
      30/11/2017 at 10:57 AM

      Thank you so much Alia!

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