Lamb Burgers With Minted Yoghurt Sauce -Yaourtlou Kebap

Servings: 6
Total time: 30 min
Ingredients

For the yoghurt sauce
12 ounces plain yoghurt
2 small garlic cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbs shredded fresh mint leaves - or to taste

For burgers
2 lb ground lamb
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives - 12 to 15
6 small pita loaves
2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
2 small green bell peppers, cut in rings
1 red onion,sliced thin
some sumac to decorate the yoghurt

Procedure

Prepare grill and oil rack. Set grill 5-6 inches from charcoals.

1.  In a bowl gently combine the lamb, feta and olives.

2.  Form into 6 oval patties about 1" thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3.  Grill for about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Yoghurt sauce:

4.  Split pitas to form a pocket.

5.  Transfer burgers to pita pockets and top with tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. Serve burgers with yogurt sauce and sumac on the top.

Tips
You may substitute beef, but the taste will not be the same