Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

These Greek burgers with tzatziki sauce are a great main dish to serve for a Greek themed dinner party. The Mediterranean flavors tucked into pita pockets are a great casual entree for entertaining or family supper. Get the recipe plus an entire Greek themed menu here. Greek burgers with Tzatziki sauce

Add some International flavor to your burgers with this Greek theme

These Greek burgers with Tzatziki sauce are part of my casual Greek dinner party menu. But they are also great for summer entertaining around the grill! This is a simplified version inspired by the gyro, using ground lamb instead of strips of meat.

Greek burgers make a delicious weeknight meal for the family when you want something more than a basic burger. In my opinion though, the tzatziki sauce MAKES the dish!

When I was at college in Greenville, NC {ECU} there was a local Greek restaurant called Marathon.  It wasn’t fancy but it opened my eyes {and mouth} to the flavors of the Mediterranean, mainly gyros, souvlaki, and the amazing cucumber sauce known as tzatziki.  I’ve been a fan of Greek dishes ever since, and love to recreate them at home.

These are certainly a more casual option for a dinner party. If you want something more formal try my marinated lamb chops with goat cheese polenta. You’ll find links to the entire Greek menu recipes below so you can create a complete themed meal.

Greek burgers with Tzatziki sauce recipe

Serve this Greek themed menu for your dinner party 

Serving these in pita pockets instead of an entire pita wrap helps make these Greek burgers a bit lighter and easier to eat. The flavors and texture of the lettuce, tomato, and cucumber is refreshing, while the feta cheese tops it off with a salty finish. 

Greek burgers with Tzatziki sauce with dinner party menu

Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 4 burgers

Turn burger night into a Greek theme with these lamb burgers and tzatziki sauce. These are terrific for summer grilling parties or weeknight supper for the family. Make the sauce ahead so the flavors have time to fully develop.

Ingredients

Lamb Burger

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose Greek Seasoning
  • Pita bread pockets
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Crumbles Feta cheese
  • tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 4 ounces light sour cream
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ground lamb and Greek seasoning until well seasoned. Divide into 4 patties, shaping into ovals instead of rounds. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink inside, about 5-6 minutes each side.
  2. Fill pita pocket with lamb patty and add lettuce, tomato, and cucumber sauce. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and enjoy.
  3. Drain and pat dry grated cucumber. Add to sour cream and combine in a small bowl.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours so flavors can blend.

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