Mini Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki

By Julie van Rosendaal on June 03, 2011
These two-bite burgers are great for a party – or for little fingers. Serve the lamb patties in halved mini pitas, or buy small slider buns. Alternatively, serve the small patties on a platter alongside lettuce leaves and tzatziki. Put a patty in a lettuce leaf, dribble with tzatziki, wrap and eat.


INGREDIENTS:

1 lb ground lamb
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
mini pitas, cut in half crosswise
spring greens
tzatziki


DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground lamb, bread crumbs, egg, oregano, salt and pepper. Add the crumbled feta and currants or raisins.

2. Roll the mixture into large meatball-sized balls, then flatten them a little into tiny patties. (TIP: If you’re making lots at a time, put them all on a rimmed baking sheet, then flatten all at once by pressing another sheet on top of them.)

3. Bake at 400°F for 10–15 minutes, until cooked through. Serve in pita halves with a few sprigs of spring greens and a drizzle of tzatziki. Makes about 18 mini burgers.


PER MINI BURGER (in a whole wheat mini pita):

115 calories, 6.6 g fat (3.3 g saturated fat, 2.7 g monounsaturated fat, 0.6 g polyunsaturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 6.5 g carbohydrate, 6.1 g protein, 0.8 g fibre

By Julie van Rosendaal| June 03, 2011

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