We may not have the best weather during our British summers, but that doesn’t stop us from hosting the most amazing barbecues! There is nothing quite like eating al fresco whilst that signature smokey barbecue smell fills the air. But this summer, why not move away from the usual sausages and kebabs, and try something a little bit different with these greek-style lamb burgers? We know that serving a burger with a dollop of yogurt and slices of cucumber may be a bit odd, but trust us, it’s delicious!
- 400g lamb mince
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons spice mix
- 50g cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 100g natural yogurt
- vegetable oil
- splash of white wine vinegar
- 4 small burger buns, toasted
- large handful of salad leaves
- salt and pepper
- In a non-stick frying pan, cook your chopped onion with a splash of vegetable oil until soft. Add in the spice mix and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Put your lamb mince into a bowl and add in the onion mixture. Mix together and season with salt and pepper to your liking, before shaping the meat into small patties. Leave the burgers in the fridge until ready to cook.
- In a clean frying pan, add in some vegetable oil and fry the burgers for 8 minutes, then turn them and continue to cook for around 5 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
- Meanwhile, toss the cucumber in a bowl with the vinegar and a pinch of salt, then set aside. In another bowl, mix the crushed garlic clove into the natural yogurt, and set aside.
- Serve your burgers in the toasted buns with the cucumber and yogurt sauce, and plenty of salad leaves.
These burgers are absolutely beautiful, with the tang of the natural yogurt cutting through the mouth-watering juiciness of the lamb. They’re very easy to make and are definitely different from your usual burger. Of course, if you were catering to fussy eaters that weren’t too keen on the idea of yogurt in a burger, you could leave out the Greek element and just serve these burgers up with a slice of cheese and salad. You can also use turkey mince instead of lamb for a healthier option!