Ground Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

April 25th, 2010, by

If you're like the rest of us, you've had your fair share of ground beef hamburgers since going Paleo and would welcome a robust flavor change. Enter ground lamb burgers with a cool cucumber sauce:

Ground Lamb Burgers

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 10 Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • .75 tsp sea salt
  • .25 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then form into 4 patties. Cook on the grill or under broiler to desired doneness.

Cucumber Sauce

  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup plain full-fat greek yogurt (look for FAGE Total)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP mint, finely chopped
  • .5 tsp sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions: Peel, halve, and then coarsely shred the cucumber. Use a garlic press or the back of a spoon to mash the garlic. Combine shredded cucumber, pressed garlic, and all other ingredients in a bowl. Serve on top of or next to burgers.

1 Response to "Ground Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Sauce"

  • AWESOME!!!! We made these at work and everybody loved em!!! I saved the sauce to try on other things as well.