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Mediterranean Kefta Lamb Burgers on Grilled Pita

Serves: 4 to 6
Cooking Time: 35min
Preparation: 1h35
Level: Medium 

This kefta lamb burgers on grilled pita recipe will have you travel straight to Mediterranean at first bite. You can also add Mediterranean flavours like feta cheese.


  • 1 lb ground lamb, by Maillard
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 200 g feta cheese, cubed
  • 2 pita breads, cut in half and opened
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
  • Romaine heart leaves
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peeled and seeded cucumber, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, add lamb, parsley, mint, onions, oregano and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper and mix well with your hands. Form 4 patties and reserve in the fridge.
  2. In a bowl, add the ingredients for the tzatziki, season with salt and pepper and mix. Reserve in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the BBQ at maximum power. Oil the grates.
  4. Place the patties on the fire and cook for 3 minutes. Rotate 45 degrees and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Flip the patties and repeat. Cook 3 minutes, rotate 45 degrees and cook 3 minutes. Reserve on a plate.
  5. Add the pita bread on the heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, on one side only.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce inside the pita then add a lamb patty. Garnish with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and alfalfa to taste!


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