Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lamb Burgers with Herb Yogurt Sauce

This was a quick, easy meal I made earlier this week with some ground lamb we had picked up on sale.  These burgers can be cooked on the grill, on a cast iron grill pan, or pan seared on the stove. The burger meat could also be formed into lamb meat balls with a little bit of cracker & egg binding. 

I made these burgers on toasted 100 calorie sandwich rounds, topped with steamed spinach & herb yogurt sauce (recipe below).The herb yogurt sauce is a perfect fat-free alternative to cheese, and it added a lot of flavor to the burgers.  It is also great as a dip for fresh veggies. For the spinach I used a box of frozen spinach, steamed it in the microwave & then pressed all of the excess water out of the spinach.  I served these with roasted red potatoes. The hubs requested that I make this meal again sometime I guess it was ok?

Not the best photo...but it was delicious.

Lamb Burgers
Prep time= 8 minutes.  Cook time= 15-20 minutes. Serves 4.


Ingredient Lineup
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb
  • 1 t. ground rosemary (needles will work, but crush or grind them first)
  • 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 t. ground white pepper
  • 1/4 t. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 t. dried basil
  • 1/4 t. dried thyme
  • 1/4 t. salt (optional)
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 T. olive oil

1.  Mix all ingredients together.  Form into patties. Grill over Medium to Medium High heat to desired doneness.  While burgers are cooking, prepare the yogurt sauce & spinach. 

Spices mixed up & ready to be added to the meat.

Patties ready to be grilled...

Patties on the grill...yum.

Herb Yogurt Sauce
Prep time 5 minutes. Serves 2-3


Ingredient Lineup
  • 1/2 cup fat free greek style yogurt (I love Fage 0% Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2-3 leaves fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 1/4 t. dried oregano
  • dash freshly ground pepper

1.  Gently fold all ingredients together.  Do not stir too vigorously or it will break the texture of the yogurt.  

Yogurt Sauce

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