These lamb burger pockets combine together lamb with garlic and thyme for the ultimate Greek inspired burger. Super quick and easy and can be ready in just 20 minutes! 

Serves: 4


  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (if cooking on a stovetop)
  • 4 rounds pita bread, sliced into pockets and toasted


Cucumber Mint Relish

  • 1 cup plain yogurt (preferably Greek)
  • 1/2 cucumber, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, fresh mint, and kosher salt. Mix well.


  • In a large bowl, combine the lamb with the shallot, garlic, thyme, pepper, and salt. Form 4 patties, each about ¾ inch thick. Place on a medium- hot grill and cook 5 to 6 min per side.


  • Serve in the pita pockets and top with Cucumber- mint Relish, if desired, and mint leaves to taste.


Recipe Sourced From RealSimpel

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