Turkish Lamb Burgers

Turkish Lamb Burgers

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  • pounds ground lamb

  • 1

    cup chopped green onions - (abt 4)

  • teaspoons salt

  • 1

    teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1

    cup plain yogurt

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4

    pita breads - (6" dia) top ¼ cut off each

  • 1

    cup diced seeded plum tomatoes


Combine lamb, 1/2 cup onions, 1 teaspoon salt, pumpkin pie spice, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in medium bowl. Mix gently. Using moistened hands, form lamb mixture into 4 equal patties, each about 1/2-inch thick. Combine yogurt, cumin, remaining 1/2 cup onions, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in small bowl. Stir to blend. Let stand 15 minutes. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill burgers until cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium. Carefully open pita breads to make pockets; insert burger in each. Spoon in yogurt mixture and tomatoes, dividing equally, and serve. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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