Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki

by | Jun 19, 2014 | All, Main Dishes

Summer grilling season is made for burgers. Help us celebrate all things summer with these juicy Greek Lamb Burgers slathered with goat cheese and tzatziki sauce! 

Greek Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki Sauce garnished with lettuce, red onion and fresh oregano on a sesame seed bun.

 

Summer in our house is all about grilling, after all, who wants to be hanging out in the kitchen when you could be on your deck with a cocktail in hand? Grilling is definitely a way for me to share the cooking love (as in, I prep and Kevin grills.) Good deal, huh? Actually, he loves to grill, and I am admittedly not the best griller, so we stick to what we are good at and share the work. 

Let me introduce you to my latest love: Greek Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki. Oh.My.Word. Filled with lamb, goat cheese, oregano and tzatziki, these burgers are an unexpectedly tasty combination.

These Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki are also a great way to change up the grilling menu but still keep the ease of serving burgers on a bun. No ketchup or mustard needed; the goat cheese and tzatziki are all you need to make your taste buds sing. Since these are made with a ground lamb/ground beef mixture, make sure you pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. Makes grilling a whole lot easier (You can thank the grill master himself for that invaluable tip!).

Now I love all kinds of burgers. From Turkey Burgers to a juicy Guinness Burger to just a plain ol’ cheeseburger. But I have to admit that right now, these Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki are stealing my heart.

Greek Lam Burger on a sesame seed bun with fresh red onion slices and lettuce for garnish.

 

 

But that’s not to say I can’t be tempted to try other burgers. Check out these mouth-watering options from some of our fabulously talented blogging friends across the web:

Sweet Chili and Pineapple Thai Burgers from Chocolate Moosey

Caprese Burger from Today’s Nest

Pesto Bacon Breakfast Burger from Fork Vs Spoon

Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers from WishfulChef

Paleo Veggie Sliders from A Clean Bake

Chickpea Sliders from Take a Megabite

 

Greek Lam Burgers on a sesame seed bun with tzatziki and goat cheese.

Yield: 4

Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki

Greek Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese and Tzatziki Sauce garnished with lettuce, red onion and fresh oregano on a sesame seed bun.

Add some pizzazz to burger night with these Lamb BUrgers with Goat Cheese!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces ground lamb
  • 6 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 11/2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped finely
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup prepared Tzatziki sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Mix ground lamb, ground beef and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Add goat cheese and oregano and gently combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and form into 4 patties. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to 400 degrees and grill for 4 minutes per side (for medium burgers).
  4. Serve with Tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and additional goat cheese if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 593Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 41g

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11 Comments

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      Thanks, Colleen!

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    These look AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them. I love lamb and greek flavors so I know this would be hit in our house.

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      They were a big hit in ours! Enjoy 🙂

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    Lisa, your burger looks like I could order it at a restaurant, amazing friend!

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    Love how creative you all are when making recipes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Your burger sounds like it would be one of my favorites. Lamb is one of my favorite meats and I love the Greek twist with these burgers.

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    My husband would love these! Love that you used goat cheese!

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      Goat cheese goes well with everything, doesn’t it? 🙂

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      Isn’t summer in Minnesota the best? Thanks for the pin!

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