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Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers

Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers
Makes: 6  servings Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins to 25 mins


  • 1 8 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons  snipped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dillweed
  • 3/4 cup  water
  • 1/2 cup  bulgur
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 cup  finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons  snipped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon  snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 12 ounces  lean ground lamb
  • 1/2 of a medium cucumber, cut lengthwise into thin ribbons
  • 6 sandwich rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Tomato slices (optional)


1. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together yogurt and dill. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. In a small saucepan bring water to boiling. Stir in bulgur and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the onion, parsley, garlic, coriander, thyme, black pepper, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in cooked bulgur and ground lamb; mix well. Shape meat mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until meat is done (160 degrees ).

4. To serve, arrange the cucumber ribbons on bottoms of rolls. Add burgers, sauce, tomato slices (if desired), and roll tops.

From FitnessMagazine.com