Lamb Florentine Burger with Tzatziki Sauce For #SundaySupper

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Family Life, Recipe, SundaySupper | 60 comments

This #SundaySupper is all about skinny eating, making healthy recipes to share with family and friends. The team has been hard at work making some great recipes to share with everyone. For my contribution, I decided to go with lamb. I am very lucky to have a wonderful Butcher Shop, Snooks & Colasanti’s,  not far from my home. They have an awesome selection of different meats available and American produced Lamb is one of them. Lamb is not as widely consumed in the USA as it is in other regions of the world. That is a shame. It is a wonderful meat and us077ed throughout the Mediterranean, which is known for healthy eating. Lamb is a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats, Mineral Zinc  as well as Vitamin B12.

For my Burger, I decided to bulk up the vitamins by adding spinach and Feta cheese to the meat before cooking. Also, do to the leanness of the meat, I was liberal with the olive oil when cooking in my cast iron skillet. For a side, I made a  refreshing  Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad.

Lamb Florentine Burger

Ingredients

  • 1lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 cup Fresh Baby Spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill
  • Olive Oil (to coat pan for cooking)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1
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Add all the ingredient into a bowl. Mix well
Step 2
Form your patties. For 1 pound of meat, I made 4 patties.
Step 3
Into a hot skillet, I use cast iron, cook your burger until it is medium well done.
Step 4
Serve on a bed of lettuce or with a bun. This is wonderful paired with Tzatziki Sauce.

The Burger is great and versatile enough to be topped with anything, but for this one I like a Greek Tzatziki sauce. The creamy cucumber and dill sauce really compliments the lamb.

 

 

Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill
  • 1/4 Lemon (This is for squeezing into the sauce. )
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4oz Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 1 Cucumber

Directions

Step 1
Scoop your yogurt into a bowl
Step 2
Grate half of the cucumber into the yogurt. For the other half, finely dice and mix into the yogurt.
Step 3
Add the Fresh Dill and squeeze of lemon into the yogurt mixture. Mix all the ingredients well. After all is mixes, salt and pepper to taste.

With such a great burger, I decided to pair it with the Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad. The marinated onions add an acidity to the sweetness of the watermelon that is all complimented with the creamy avocado. It is a perfect side for just about anything.

Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Watermelon (Cubed)
  • 1 Red Onion (Finely sliced)
  • 1 Avocado (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1
In a bowl, add your finely sliced red onion and toss with the red wine vinegar and olive oil. Set this aside to marinate. 5 to 10 minutes is enough time to add the acidity and flavor to the onion.
Step 2
Cube your watermelon and avocado
Step 3
In a separate bowl, add the watermelon, avocado and the marinated onions. Toss together and salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
This should be eaten right away. If making ahead, you can squeeze lemon juice onto the avocado to help prevent browning.

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Don’t forget to stop by and check out all the other healthy recipes that are being shared this week. There is something for everyone. They all  look and sound fantastic.

 

Sizzling Skinny Appetizers & Soups

 Healthy Skinny Mains & Sides

Guilt Free Skinny Desserts & Snacks

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Skinny Sunday Supper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

What a list! It shows how healthy can be delicious too. There is no need to sacrifice flavor when you eat right. What is your favorite way to incorporate good nutrition in your life?

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60 Comments

  1. 2-17-2013

    These burgers look absolutely amazing! Now on the top of my must try list. Love that you are part of #SundaySupper!

  2. 2-17-2013

    I love lamb, and this recipe has all my favorite flavors! Can’t wait to try it!

    • 2-17-2013

      Yay! The tzatziki is awesome with it. The cool cucumber yogurt has enough tang and sweetness to really compliment the lamb.

  3. 2-17-2013

    Yummm! This sounds like an amazing meal indeed. We live near to a huge Greek community, and I love the flavors of Greek cuisine!

    • 2-17-2013

      The flavors are hard to beat in Greek cooking. I love the simplicity but intense flavors. I could probably live on feta and olives.

  4. 2-17-2013

    Lamb is by far my favorite meat. I love all the Greek flavors you’ve added here and that you served your burger on lettuce instead of a bun! I also really appreciate that delicious looking watermelon salad you served as a side…Now THIS is my kind of meal!!! Bravo!

    • 2-17-2013

      Thank you!! The Watermelon Salad is awesome. May seem like a strange combination to some but the flavors are so good together.

  5. 2-17-2013

    Love that you added spinach & feta to the burgers. They look so healthy & hearty, I want to bite into one like now :) !! Making these babies for sure !!

    • 2-17-2013

      The feta added just the right amount of salty tang to the burger. You have to try them! :)

  6. 2-17-2013

    Lamb and tzatziki is a total weakness of mine – this looks like a fabulous burger!

  7. 2-17-2013

    I have butcher-envy :) I’ve never been a huge lamb fan, but I think it’s time to give it another try. These burgers look delicious!

    • 2-17-2013

      lol Butcher envy. It is an awesome place! They have a cheese master from Switzerland. His name is Urs. I could spend all day there. :)

  8. 2-17-2013

    I not only love lamb but feta cheese as well. What a great burger recipe! The spinach just adds even more goodness.

    • 2-17-2013

      Thanks! The feta really adds that salty tang to the lamb and the spinach adds such freshness!

  9. 2-17-2013

    Mmmmm…I have tzatziki sauce in the fridge! I think I may have to experiment with a version of these burgers this week!

  10. 2-17-2013

    Sounds and looks fantastic! ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

  11. 2-17-2013

    Lamb burgers are one of my favorites! I like the addition of the spinach in the burger.

  12. 2-17-2013

    Lamb burgers are the best! Plus topped with tzatziki? Can’t say no.

  13. 2-17-2013

    I’ve never made burgers from ground Lamb, I must try this! Love this sauce recipe too!

    • 2-17-2013

      Its as nice way to introduce someone to lamb too if they have never tried it. Less intimidating I think :)

  14. 2-17-2013

    So good and I love tzatziki.

  15. 2-17-2013

    Local butcher shops are a real wonderful thing to have nearby. I love the one I go to. Speaking of loving something…tzatziki sauce is way, way, way up at the top of my sauce for sandwiches list.

    • 2-17-2013

      That Butcher Shop is just great! They have so many cuts of meat and cheeses. I just love them.

  16. 2-17-2013

    Your recipe looks fantastic. I love Tzatziki Sauce, and lamb together!

  17. 2-17-2013

    The Husband would love the lamb burgers and I’d love the salad and tzatziki. What a fresh, healthy meal this is! And thank goodness for good butchers. We used to buy our meats packaged at the grocery store but ever since switching to a butcher, we’ve noticed a huge difference in the taste and freshness.

    • 2-19-2013

      It does make a big difference. Im glad it isn’t just me who thinks that. :)

  18. 2-18-2013

    Oh, my! What a colorful (and looking at the ingredients – super tasty) meal =)

    Nice to know that lamb has B12 which I believe helps relieve stress.

    P.s. When my husband wakes up, I’ll have to show him your chicken section. Even though we live in an LA apartment, he dreams of raising chickens!

  19. 2-18-2013

    YUM! This sounds amazing. I just decided a few months ago that I liked lamb. I am glad I ventured out of my culinary comfort zone. I want Greek food now!

  20. 2-18-2013

    I have been trying to make a similar burger for so long, but lamb is hard to find at a regular grocery store. I know I would love these. Thanks for sharing.

    • 2-19-2013

      You could probably substitute Bison for the same effect. lol Shoot, spinach and feta are good with anything, even lettuce. :)

  21. 2-18-2013

    Lamb AND cheese AND burger! You rock!

  22. 2-18-2013

    Love lamb burgers and your recipe sounds fantastic!The tzatziki is so familiar to our raita!!Love your simple salad and the whole meal sounds absolutely amazing together!I cannot wait to try :)

    • 2-19-2013

      Thank you! The salad is just so refreshing that it pairs with anything.

  23. 2-18-2013

    I love everything about this…everything!! I am certainly making this salad ASAP…as soon as warm weather comes…delish!!

    • 2-19-2013

      The salad is just awesome! I know the idea of onion and watermelon may sound “off” to some but I swear it was fantastic. The red wine vinegar on the onions really makes it.

  24. 2-18-2013

    Oh I love lamb burgers, especially with tzatziki sauce

  25. 2-18-2013

    What a great burger! I love how you amped up the flavor without making it high cal. And the watermelon salad is such a refreshing side! Lovely meal!

  26. 2-19-2013

    As a kid in London (UK) we used to have lamb. It was awesome – especially when my mom curried it. I haven’t had it ground before but I should as I really like the flavour. This burger looks absolutely delicious and the salad pairs wonderfully! Very nice, Shannon!

  27. 2-19-2013

    This is one of those type of dishes I could eat at any time of the day and I would never get bored of your lamb burger and Tzatziki sauce! By the way thank you for sharing your stpe by step pictures, they should be coming handy. =)

    • 2-19-2013

      Thank you! The tzatziki is just awesome as a light dressing for anything. Im not picky lol I just like how fresh it all tastes. :)

  28. 2-19-2013

    wow, love this! and love the Tzatziki sauce!

  29. 2-19-2013

    Lamb is out of my diet these days with going vegetarian, but the watermelon salad looks fabulous!! I’m always on the lookout for unusual salads – and love, love, love this one. Simple and refreshing!

  30. 2-20-2013

    We love lamb burgers! I can’t wait to try your combination with the feta and the spinach inside. They look wonderful!

  31. 2-21-2013

    Fantastic! I love the addition of spinach and feta to the burger! We eat a lot of venison, when the hubby has a good hunting year, and we love how lean that meat is. But, we’ve only ever had lamb in gyros. I’d love to experiment with it!

  32. 2-21-2013

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  33. 2-26-2013

    I love lamb burgers–these look amazing! I’d cook lamb more often, but it’s always so expensive around here!

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