Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell
Episode: Fire and Ice
Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Spread
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 red onions, 1 cut into 1/4-inch dice and 1 sliced, forgarnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely smashed
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 whole wheat pitas or 4 seeded hamburger buns
  • Feta Tzatziki Spread, recipe follows
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced, for garnish
  • 2 cups baby spinach, for garnish
Feta Tzatziki Spread
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves cut into chiffonade
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, coarsely grated
  • Kosher salt

Directions

Coat a large saute pan with olive oil, toss in the diced onions and season with salt and crushed red pepper. Bring the pan to medium-high heat and cook the onions for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 to 4 more minutes. Turn the heat off and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine the lamb, the cooled onion mixture, the oregano, dill, mint, lemon zest and 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. Sprinkle with salt and combine well. Make a little "tester patty." Cook it and taste for seasoning. 

Preheat the grill.

Form the lamb mixture into 4 equal patties and sprinkle with salt. Grill the burgers to your desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove the burgers from the grill and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes. 

Cut the pitas in half. Schmear each half generously with the Feta Tzatziki Spread. Top one half with a burger, then tomatoes, sliced onions and spinach. Place the other pita half on top.

Feta Tzatziki Spread

Combine the yogurt, feta, vinegar, garlic, mint, dill and cucumbers. Season with salt. Let sit for at least 1 hour at room temperature before serving.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Lamb Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Prosciutto Lamb Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spiced Lamb Burgers with Herbed Yoghurt

Lamb Burgers with Caramelized Red Onions, Mayoli and Feta

Recipe courtesy of Vic "Vegas" Moea

Mini Moroccan Lamb Burgers on Brioche Rounds with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Five Spice Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cucumber Relish and Five Spice Aioli

Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

How to Live to 100

7:30am | 6:30c

How to Live to 100

8:30am | 7:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Sweets

2:30pm | 1:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

3:30pm | 2:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

4:30pm | 3:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

5:30pm | 4:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

6:30pm | 5:30c

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
8:30pm | 7:30c
9pm | 8c
9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c
12am | 11c
12:30am | 11:30c
1am | 12c
1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c