Greek Goat Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

Burgers adapted from

Goat Burger from Simple Comfort Food

Tzatziki Sauce adapted from Alton Brown

For the Burgers

1 lb ground goat meat

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped

1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

½ cup breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 lemon, quartered

Hamburger buns


Combine goat meat, garlic, oregano, mint, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well, divide, and form into four patties. (Cont’d on back.)

Once formed, let chill in the refrigerator for roughly 30 minutes. Preheat grill to a medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grates and place the patties on the grill. Cook about 3-4 minutes per side, or to taste. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with lemon juice while the burgers are still hot. If

you don’t have a grill, you can also cook the burgers with a little bit of olive oil in a frying pan over

medium-high heat.


Tzatziki Sauce

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped

5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced

4 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 tsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp olive oil

Pinch of salt


For the tzatziki sauce, combine the yogurt, cucumber, mint, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a medium bowl. Spoon a hefty dollop over each burger. Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.


Looking for more ways to get a Greek accent on your burger? Try adding some crumbled feta cheese, chopped kalamata olives, thinly sliced cucumber, or a thick slice of red onion.


Kalí óreksi!

(That’s ‘bon appétit’ in Greek!)