Grilled Lamb Burger Lettuce Wraps With Tzatziki


4 C           Greek Yogurt, Plain

1 C           Cucumber, Peeled, Small Diced

1/8 C        Basil Leaves, Packed, Chopped Fine

1/8 C        Mint Leaves, Packed, Chopped Fine

1/4 C        Lemon Juice, Fresh

1 Tbsp     Lemon Zest, Grated Fine

1 Tbsp     Garlic, Fresh, Minced

2 Tsp       Paprika

1 Tsp       Kosher Salt

1 Tsp       Black Pepper, Fresh Cracked

Prepare cucumber, basil, mint and garlic, place in a large bowl. Add greek yogurt, lemon juice and zest, paprika, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Refrigerate up to five days.  

Grilled Lamb Burger Lettuce Wraps

3 #           Lamb, Ground

1/2 C       Onion, Yellow, Small Diced

1 Tbsp     Garlic, Fresh, Minced

2 Tbsp     Butter, Unsalted

2 Tbsp     Kosher Salt

1 Tbsp     Black Pepper, Fresh Cracked

1 Tbsp     Oregano, Dried

1/8 C        Italian Breadcrumbs

3 Tbsp     Whole Milk

1 Each     Whole Egg

1 Head    Bibb Lettuce, Washed, Leaves Separated

Preheat gas/charcoal grill to medium heat or conventional oven broiler to high. 

Prepare onions and garlic. In a saute pan melt the butter on medium heat and add onions, cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add garlic, salt, pepper and oregano to onions and cook another two minutes stirring occasionally. Lower heat if the mixture begins to brown. Cool the onion mixture.

In a small bowl whisk together the milk and egg. In a separate bowl combine the ground lamb with the onion mixture and breadcrumbs, mix thoroughly. Blend in the milk and egg mixture.

Form into 3 ounce patties. 

If grilling, cook each side for two minutes or to your liking. 
If broiling, place the patties on a broiler pan and cook on high for 4 minutes or to your liking.

Once the lamb burgers are cooked, place them inside a leaf of bibb lettuce. Add a few dollops of your Tzatziki sauce and enjoy your labor!

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