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Lamb Burgers in Pita with Yogurt Sauce


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  • 2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2/3 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 pita bread rounds, top 1/4 trimmed from each (tops reserved)
  • 4 lettuce leaves



Step 1

Mix first 5 ingredients together in medium bowl. Season yogurt sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix lamb and next 5 ingredients in large bowl until well blended. Season generously with salt and pepper. Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

Preheat broiler. Place lamb patties on broiler rack and broil until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

Open pita bread rounds; line bottoms with trimmed tops, if desired. Place lettuce, burger, then large spoonful of yogurt sauce in each round. Serve, passing sauce separately.

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