Greek-style Lamb Burgers

What can I say…this one may have become one of our absolute favorites!  Hugely flavorful for not a lot of effort.  In my low-carb recipe idea search, I saw a pita-less gyro, and that gave me the idea to do a lamb burger over a Greek salad.  We topped the burger with some not-quite-tzatziki and it was delicious.  I used a Bon Appetit recipe for this, and made no changes.  Great as-is.  I kept the salad on the lower-cal side by cutting the oil substantially when I made the dressing.  We definitely didn’t miss it.


  •     1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  •     2 teaspoons paprika (I did one teaspoon smoked and one Hungarian sharp)
  •     3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  •     1 pounds ground lamb

Mix first 4 ingredients and 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in medium bowl; mix in lamb. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Cook patties in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat or grill until done to preference.


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