Cumin Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki and Quick-Pickled Red Onions

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

With ground meat, it’s best to handle it as little as possible so that it doesn’t get tough. Also note that thicker patties will take longer to cook. You can also grill the burgers: heat a grill to medium-high heat and cook patties until well-browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Check with a thermometer to make sure meat is done.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1006 calories; 53g fat; 73.9g carbohydrates; 54g protein; 283mg cholesterol; 1193mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1006 Calories from Fat474
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53g 81%
Saturated Fat23g 113%
Trans Fat0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.8g
Monounsaturated Fat19.5g
Cholesterol 283mg 94%
Sodium 1193mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 73.9g 25%
Dietary Fiber3g 11%
Protein 54g
Vitamin A12% Vitamin C13%
Calcium18% Iron38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Paul Kriloff says:

I love this recipe! It develops so much flavor in such little time. I took some liberties - cilantro instead of mint and kofta kebab spices in the party (cinnamon, grated onion, Aleppo pepper), but the basic idea is intact. I love the quick pickling - adds so much.

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Steve Failows says:

This recipe was a breeze - the cumin added a delicious, fragrant, tasty touch to the lamb patty - the coriander didn't come through as strong but complemented it all nicely. I threw together some yam fries on the side and used the left over tzatziki as a dip. I'll definitely make this again.

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Queen Foodie says:

I absolutely loved the flavor combinations. This recipe reminds me of the New York City style gyro my dad used to buy me as a kid. It's like a gyro in burger form. I will definitely be making these again.

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Leah M says:

Really good recipe, but I did I cut a few corners, like using store bought tzatziki. I did make the pickle the red onions though, which were super tasty. I used an indoor electric grill to cook the burgers, and it was quick and convenient.

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Stephanie D says:

I did ground beef instead of lamb, and it did not disappoint. I also put them on the grill instead of using a pan. So pleased with the way these turned out.