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Choate Family Farms Lamb Burger

Servings: 4



    For the Lamb Burgers:

    • 1 ½ lbs ground Choate Family Farms lamb patties will be roughly 5 ½ ounces each, so 4 patties require just under 1 ½ lbs ground lamb
    • kosher salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 burger buns

    Herbed Yogurt Sauce Tzatziki:

    • 1 cup Greek yogurt
    • 3 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • ¼ cup cucumber minced
    • 1 clove garlic minced
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

    Topping Suggestions:

    • pickled red onions
    • arugula or mixed greens
    • kalamata olives
    • feta cheese
    • thinly sliced cucumbers
    • nonstick spray or oil for cooking



      To make lamb burgers:

      • Divide ground lamb equally into 4 portions weighing roughly 5 ½ ounces each. To make slider-sized patties, weigh each to 3 ½ ounces each. Flatten into uniform rounds, then use your thumb or finger to make a small indentation right on top in the center of each patty (see note below).
      • 30 minutes prior to cooking, sprinkle each patty generously with kosher salt (about ½ tsp per burger) and freshly ground black pepper (about ¼ tsp each) on both sides.

      To make herbed yogurt sauce:

      • Combine all sauce ingredients in a large bowl, then whisk to combine. Refrigerate until needed.

      To cook lamb burgers:

      • Preheat a grill, cast iron skillet, or griddle over medium-high heat. Coat with nonstick oil spray (if grilling) or a couple tablespoons olive oil (if cooking indoors). Cook each burger patty for 5 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature of 150 F is reached (for medium). Allow burgers to rest 2-3 minutes before serving on buns with herbed yogurt sauce and additional toppings.

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