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Serves 4 Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 Artisan Hearth Gourmet French Rolls
  • Sliced red onion
  • Sliced cucumber
Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat. Burgers: Place the lamb in a large bowl, and mix with the mint, cilantro, oregano, garlic, sherry, vinegar, and molasses. Season with cumin, allspice, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, and mix well. Shape into 4 patties. Brush grill grate with oil. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side, or until well done.  Place one patty per bun, top with Tzatziki sauce, onions and cucumber slices. Sauce: Chop the cucumber in a food processor until nearly liquefied; strain through a piece of cheesecloth to remove excess moisture, being careful to not over-drain and lose too much of the fresh flavor.  Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, sour cream, and mayonnaise together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.