Lamb Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

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I’ve got another great lamb recipe for you guys!  This is great news, because as I’ve mentioned before, lamb really is a great food with plenty of health benefits.  Some of the nutrients it provides are as follows:

  • Excellent source of high quality protein
  • Great source of selenium
  • Rich in iron
  • Excellent source of zinc
  • Good source of vitamin B12
  • Source of good fat

Because of these nutrients that lamb contains, eating it (in moderation) can provide the following health benefits:

  • Prevents anemia
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Great for cell health and growth
  • Can help to protect against alzheimer’s disease
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Aids in prevention of osteoarthritis

Just to name a few!  Even if it didn’t have all of these awesome health benefits, you would still be happy eating this burger, because it is SO yummy!  The burger by itself is packed with flavor, and when you pair it with the tzatziki sauce, it’s perfection!

Of course, it tastes great on its own, but if you’re looking for something to pair it with, it goes wonderfully with a side of butternut squash fries – all of the flavors work so well together!  YUM!

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LAMB BURGER WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

Ingredients:

For the burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp. dill weed
  • sea salt, to taste

For the sauce:

  • 1 large english cucumber
  • 1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped dill
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • pinch of garlic granules
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place all of the ingredients for the burgers in a mixing bowl.  Use your hands to mix together completely.

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2.) Split the meat into four equal parts, and form a patty with each of them.  Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet, and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until cooked through.

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3.) While the burgers are cooking, prepare the tzatziki sauce.  Start by peeling the cucumber, and grating it into a fine mesh sieve.  Use a clean dish towel to press the grated cucumber down, draining out as much liquid as possible.

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4.) Add the cucumber and all of the other ingredients for the sauce to a bowl, and stir to combine completely.

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5.) Once the burgers are done, transfer to a plate and serve with the tzatziki sauce. I had mine over some steamed arugula, but you could also have it on a bun, and use the sauce as a topping – yum!

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Sooooooo yummy!  Enjoy!

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