Grilled Lamb Burger Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

  • Yield: 5 servings


Tzatziki sauce:
1medium cucumber, peeled and diced
7ounces Greek yogurt
1clove garlic, minced
1teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2pounds ground lamb
2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2teaspoons Turkish or Greek seasoning
1medium onion, but into 1/4-inch slices
-- Olive oil
5whole pitas, halved
3medium tomatoes, thickly sliced and halved


For the sauce:

  1. Pat the cucumbers dry and set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining sauce ingredients and mix well.
  3. Fold in the cucumbers and chill.

For the burgers:

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high
  2. Combine the lamb, Worcestershire and seasoning in a medium bowl. Form into mini burgers about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, making about 20 burgers.
  3. Lightly brush both sides of the onion slices with olive oil. Grill the burgers and onion slices for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Fill each pita half with 2 mini lamb burgers, grilled onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Houston, Inc., Peace Meals, a Book of Recipes for Cooking and Connecting (The Junior League of Houston, Inc., 2008)