Why put cheese on the outside of your burger when you can put it on the inside, am I right?!
After making my Barbacoa lamb chops (drool), I was craving another lamb dish and went with a little Greek twist and made “juicy Lucy” burgers (aka burgers with cheese in the middle)! I took the classic tzatziki sauce and mixed it with goat cheese mostly for texture but I also live for goat cheese on ANYTHING so it was a win-win. I love this recipe because it’s incredibly easy and requires very little ingredients!
- 1 cucumber
- 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce
- 1/4 cup goat cheese room temperature
- 1 pound ground lamb room temperature
- kosher salt
- fresh cracked black pepper
- 4 brioche buns
Cut the ends off the cucumber and then slice it in half. Cut thin stripes, lengthwise.
Mix tzatziki and goat cheese together in a small bowl with a spoon until well combined.
Divide the ground lamb meat into 8 even portions and form 8 thin patties. Place about 2 tablespoons of the tzatziki goat cheese in the middle of 4 of the patties. Take the remaining 4 patties and place each one on top of the others. Using your fingers, pinch the edges to seal the edges
Heat a non stick pan or griddle on high heat. Meanwhile, liberally season each side of the patties with salt and pepper. Cook on each side for 3 minutes. Let the patties rest for about 1-2 minutes before serving.
Place patties on the brioche buns and top with a few slices of cucumber.
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