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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.

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

1 burger
375 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 23.5g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 4.4g; fat 18.1g; saturated fat 7.8g; cholesterol 85.9mg; vitamin a iu 262.9IU; vitamin c 6.7mg; folate 39.2mcg; calcium 153.4mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 57.6mg; potassium 510.2mg; sodium 775.2mg.

1 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 starch, 1/2 fat-free dairy, 1/2 vegetable