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.