These homemade lamb burgers with tzatziki are always a winner. This low-calorie, Greek spin with cucumber and mint yogurt and spicy patties.

Total Time: 40 min

Serves: 4

Level: Easy


  • 25g bulghar wheat
  • 500g extra-lean lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely crushed (optional)
  • oil, for brushing
  • large burger buns, sliced tomato, and red onion, to serve


For the tzatziki

  • 5cm piece cucumber, deseeded and coarsely grated
  • 200g pot thick Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mint, plus a handful of leaves to serve




  • Tip the bulghar into a pan, cover with water and boil for 10 mins. Drain well in a sieve, pressing out any excess water.


  • To make the tzatziki, squeeze and discard the juice from the cucumber, then mix into the yogurt with the chopped mint and a little salt.


  • Work the bulghar into the lamb with the spices, garlic (if using) and seasoning, then shape into 4 burgers. Brush with a little oil and fry or barbecue for about 5 mins each side until cooked all the way through. Serve in the buns (toasted if you like) with the tzatziki, tomatoes, onion, and a few mint leaves.

Recipe Sourced From BBCgoodfood

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