Lamb Kofta Burger with Minted Labneh

Lamb Kofta Burger with Minted Labneh

Prep time: 30 Minutes | Cook time: 10 Minutes

Makes 4 Servings

Break up your burger routine with this crowd pleasing simple Mediterranean stunner. Spiced ground lamb comes together quickly on a hot pan, with no need to light up the grill. The minted labneh, a strained Greek style yogurt, provides a cool touch.


Ingredients for Kofte Burger:

1 pound ground lamb

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground coriander

Pinch of cinnamon

¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley

¼ cup sliced scallion or onion

2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint

1 scant tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper


Place all kofte ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix until blended. Divide and shape into 4 balls


4 Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns, toasted


Ingredients for Minted Labneh:

2 cups labneh

2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint

1 tsp chopped fresh dill

½ -1 tsp chopped fresh garlic

1 tbsp. lemon juice

Pinch of salt and pepper


Mix Labneh ingredients in a medium bowl, keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Cooking Directions:

Heat a heavy pan on high heat. Once you place the patties down, lower heat to medium and time for about 3 minutes. Gently flip and go another 3 minutes for medium rare or a bit longer to your liking. Place kofte on the bottom of toasted buns, top with a dollop of labneh, and place the caps on top. Serve with extra sauce on the side.