Greek-style lamb burgers recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: medium
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 388 kCal 19%
Fat 18g 26%
  -  Saturates 7g 35%
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  • Greek-style lamb burgers are quick and easy to make with a spicy twist, served with garlicky yogurt, crunchy cucumber and salad leaves in a toasted bun. You’d be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at serving burgers with yogurt, but don’t be put off – it’s a winning formula. These easy lamb burgers with a twist will please the whole family. This recipe is part of our low calorie meals collection.


    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • spray oil, such as Fry Light
    • 1-2tbsp spice mix, such as M&S Spice Mix 
    • 400g lamb mince 
    • 50g cucumber, thinly sliced 
    • splash of white wine vinegar 
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed 
    • 100g natural yogurt
    • 4 small burger buns, toasted 
    • large handful salad leaves


    • Cook the onion with a couple of sprays of spray oil in a non-stick frying pan until soft. Add the spice mix and cook for a couple of minutes. Mix the lamb mince with the onion mixture, then season and shape into small patties. Leave the burgers in the fridge until ready to cook.

    • Wipe out the frying pan with kitchen paper and add a couple of squirts of spray oil. Fry the burgers for 8 mins, then turn them and continue to cook for around 5 mins or until cooked through.

    • Meanwhile, toss the cucumber with the vinegar and a pinch of salt, and set aside. Mix the garlic into the yogurt.

    • Serve the burgers in the toasted buns with the cucumber and yogurt sauce and plenty of salad leaves.

    Top tip for making Greek-style lamb burgers

    Swap the lamb for lean turkey mince for a healthier option.

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