These healthy burgers get a Mediterranean twist with a yogurt sauce seasoned with oregano, lemon and feta cheese. If you can't find ground lamb, ask the butcher to grind some for you.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler to high.

  • Mix yogurt, feta, 1 tablespoon oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  • Cut 1/4-inch-thick slices of onion to make 1/4 cup. Finely chop more onion to make 1/4 cup. (Reserve any remaining onion for another use.) Mix the chopped onion and meat in a large bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons oregano and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Form into 4 oval patties, about 4 inches by 3 inches.

  • Grill or broil the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve in pita halves, with the sauce, onion slices, cucumber and tomato.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 29.8g 60% DV; carbohydrates 23.5g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.5g 10% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 18.1g 28% DV; saturated fat 7.8g 39% DV; cholesterol 85.9mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 262.9IU 5% DV; vitamin c 6.7mg 11% DV; folate 39.2mcg 10% DV; calcium 153.4mg 15% DV; iron 2.6mg 15% DV; magnesium 57.6mg 21% DV; potassium 510.2mg 14% DV; sodium 775.2mg 31% DV.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
Would not make again. I did buy ground lamb. Flavors are off in this recipe. Feta cheese does not belong in yogurt. I tried to doctor this sauce of no flavor with some garlic. I should have made my own tzatziki sauce which is far better. Ever since Cooking Light became Eating Well I have been totally disappointed. Cooking Light had so many great recipes which I still make. I am not attracted to most recipes in Eating Well. The couple that I have tried I would not make again. I will not renew my subscription. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Our family loved this burger. We made with beef because we couldn't find ground lamb at the store. It was wonderful. I bought Greek yogurt specifically for the sauce and I'm glad I did. The thickness really held things together. I added some fresh arugula to the pita for some extra green. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I loved this recipe! I used ground round so it wouldn't be too much fat. I didn't have fresh oregano so I used dried, but cut it back to 1/2 as much. I didn't want the lemon zest and it was fine without it. I will make this many more times! Read More