This is an adaptation on a Wegman’s Recipe
- 1 red Onion ~ diced
- 1 Cucumber ~ peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup plain Yogurt
- 2 pounds ground Lamb (you can substitute ground beef , but why?)
- Wegman’s Basting Oil or any flavored Grape Seed Oil or Olive Oil
- 1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese (you may use less, you may not be feeding 4 hungry men)
- Salad Greens of your choice (I like the spring mix, that’s what the original recipe recommended…the boys like more traditional…aka boring greens)
- 2 plums tomatoes ~ diced
6 -8 Pitas
First make the Salsa:
- Mix the onion and cucumber with the yogurt.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate until the burgers are ready.
Second make the burgers:
- Shape the ground lamb into 6 or 8 patties (depending on the size you want)
- Put some of the basting oil on yours hands and rub it over all sides of the burgers (you don’t want them dripping with oil)
- Sprinkle burgers with salt and pepper.
- Preheat grill or on a grill pan on the stove to high.
- Sear burgers on high heat on one side about 3 minutes and then flip it to sear the other side and sear an additional 3 minutes.
- Cover them with a lid or close the grill and cook on medium to low heat until they are done about 10-12 minutes (lamb should cook to about 180°, beef to 160°…again why beef?)
Warm pitas on grill or pan.
Put it all together:
Place greens on plate and tomatoes on individual plates, then burger, then crumbed feta, top with cucumber salsa and serve with a warm pita on the side or do as my boys do and throw it all inside the pita.