Lamb, Feta and Black Bean Burgers with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

Two Lamb, Feta, and Black Bean Burgers with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce
Photo: Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD

These Lamb, Feta and Black Bean Burgers with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce are perfect for summer.  Packed full of fiber (thanks to the onions and black beans) and flavor, everyone will love these! And the homeade tzatziki sauce is the perfect way to finish them off!


Lamb, Feta and Black Bean Burgers with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 5-6 burgers

Ingredients

Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground lamb meat
  • 12 cup feta cheese
  • 1 15oz. can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 12 tsp black pepper
  • 12 red onion, finely chopped
  • 5-6 fresh dill sprigs, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 12 cucumber, diced and drained
  • Salt
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • Juice from another 12 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3-4 fresh dill sprigs
  • 14 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, add all of the burger ingredients. Using your hands, mix together thoroughly. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out meat mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate scoops for 30 minutes.
  2. While the meat in chilling, combine all of the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce in a bowl and stir to combine. (Make sure to strain the cucumber before mixing it in. I like to use a thin towel or cheesecloth to do this.)
  3. Remove the chilled meat mixture from the refrigerator and press two of the scoops together to form one patty. Repeat this until you have 5-6 burgers.
  4. You can now cook the patties on the grill or in a skillet to an internal temperature of 160°F.
  5. Serve on your favorite buns with the tzatziki sauce and other toppings. Enjoy!
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Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, is a dietitian, mom, Type 1 diabetic and owner of Milk & Honey Nutrition, based in Houston. Check out her website for yummy low-sugar, naturally gluten-free recipes! You can also connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.