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Homemade burgers with mint and cumin yogurt sauce

Homemade burgers with mint and cumin yogurt sauce

These juicy homemade burgers served with a mint, cumin and yoghurt sauce and some homemade burger buns will change your perspective on buying any ever again. They freeze beautifully ready for a midweek meal too.
Course BBQ, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Ramona's Cuisine
Keyword bbq, best burgers, best lamb burgers, burgers, grill, lamb burger, meat lovers
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8 burgers
Calories 295kcal
Cost £5


  • grill
  • bbq
  • griddle pan
  • knife
  • glass bowl



  • 500 g ground lamb I used 20% fat content
  • 200 g ground beef I used 5% fat content 20 ml beer 4 tbs(optional
  • 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate * optional
  • 1 tsp salt sea or Pink Himalayan
  • 3 cloves garlic grated or finely chopped
  • 2 potatoes small size
  • 1 tsp rosemary dry or fresh finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or chilli flakes


  • 150 ml Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mayo optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds slightly crushed or powder
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste optional


  • Peel and grate the potato. Use the small holes on grater.
  • Grab a larger bowl, add the mince/ground meat (both lamb and beef). Add the salt, pepper, grated potato and garlic, chopped rosemary, chilli flakes soda bicarbonate and beer if you decide to use these. I strongly recommend you do.
  • Mix nicely the meat with all the ingredients and set aside for a good few minutes. Make the burgers and place on a plate ready to be fried/grilled or barbecued.
  • Take out a non stick frying pan or a griddle pan, add a dash of oil - I use oil spray generally and place 4 burgers in once the pan is nice and hot. Cook for 6-7 minutes or more if you make them very chunky.
  • While these cook, make the sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients (yoghurt, lemon juice, mayo, chopped fresh mint, cumin seeds or powder into a bowl. Mix well and it's ready to use.
  • Enjoy these burgers with some nice homemade burger buns and some caramelised onions or even some grilled aubergine.


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Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg