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Lamb Burger with Pickled Beet Salsa

Lamb Burger with Pickled Beet Salsa


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Lamb Burger with Pickled Beet Salsa

Serving Size: 6

Prep Time: 15 Min

Cook Time: 15 Min

Total Time: 30 Min

Recipe Rating:

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Ground lamb makes a juicy burger perfect for those backyard BBQs. Topped with pickled beet salsa and a dollop of minted lemon yogourt, this is sure to be a hit at your next dinner. Best of all, you can turn your burgers into sliders (mini burgers) for the kids. They’ll love the easy to eat portions and bright colours.


4 hamburger buns
1 lb (450 g) ground lamb
½ tsp (2.5 mL) dried mint
¼ cup (64 mL) breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30 mL) Lactantia 2% milk
1 cup (50 g) baby arugula
½ cup (125 mL) diced pickled beets
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly chopped mint
¼ cup (64 mL) Astro Original Balkan Plain 3% yogourt
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat a lightly oiled grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ground lamb, dried mint, breadcrumbs, milk and salt and pepper. Shape into 4 - ¾-inch patties. Grill patties for 7-8 minutes per side for medium.

  3. While the burgers cook, make the salsa. Stir together beets, shallot, olive oil and mint; set aside. In another small bowl, stir together lemon zest, Astro Original yogourt and mint.

  4. Divide lamb burgers between buns. Top with baby arugula, Astro Original yogourt and beet salsa. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving: 433, Fat 30.8 grams, Cholesterol 84.8 mg, Sodium 656.4 mg, Carbohydrates 16.9 grams, Fibre 0.6 grams, Sugar 10.3, Protein 22.8 grams

- Adding a dollop of Astro Original yogourt to your burger adds 10% of the % Daily Value of Calcium.
- Ground lamb is high in Iron, just ¼ lb has 15% of the % Daily Value of Iron.

Nutritional information is based on an average 2,000 calorie a day diet. Any product substitutions will alter the nutritional information.