Baharat Spiced Lamb Burgers

Fire up the grill and get a taste of the sweet and savory spices that celebrate Middle Eastern cuisine with our Baharat Spiced Lamb Burgers. “Baharat” is an Arabic word meaning “spices.” The Middle East was at the heart of spice trade for thousands of years. As a result, their cuisine is highly multiculturally-influenced with a variety of versatile flavors that can be found in the spice markets and food stalls of ancient Middle Eastern Cities.

Our lamb burgers recipe features the Baharat Spice Blend, an all-purpose seasoning handcrafted to enhance dishes by adding a signature sweet and smoky flavor through a combination of cumin, warming notes of cinnamon, coriander, ginger, and more. These burgers are easy to prepare and make for a delicious lunch or dinner for the whole family to enjoy. When placed in between freshly charred pita bread along with a delicious mint yogurt sauce, you’ll discover a unique, traditional flavor combination and versatile food texture that is sure to become a new favorite.

Curious Spoon Culinary Team
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:


Yield 6

Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 1 pinch Salt

Lamb Burgers

  • 1-1/2 lb. lean Ground Lamb
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Curious Spoon Baharat Spice Blend
  • 3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt

Burger Assembly

  • 1 large Tomato, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 small Cucumber, sliced
  • 3 tbsp. fresh Cilantro
  • 6 Pita Breads

From the Kitchen

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Gas or charcoal grill
  • Medium mixing bowl

Notes from the Chef:

Make your own ground lamb for these burgers. If available use a meat grinder and grind to the desired size. This gives you the freedom to choose the cut of lamb and the size. You can even try seasoning the meat before going through the grinder to help better distribute the seasoning throughout.

Make it a meal:
Serve with a tabbouleh salad for a complete Middle-Eastern meal!
Pairs well with:
Pairs well with a lighter bodied red wine or an iced tea.
  1. 1

    Prep all ingredients.

  2. 2

    Mix yogurt, mint, and a pinch of salt to taste. Refrigerate.

  3. 3

    Combine lamb, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic, Curious Spoon Baharat Spice Blend, and kosher salt. Mix thoroughly. Divide into 6 equal portions, and form each into oval patty.

  4. 4

    Preheat gas or charcoal grill to high heat. Grill burgers 4-5 minutes per side, then transfer burgers to plate to rest. Reduce heat to medium-high then place pitas on grill. Let pitas warm and char very slightly.

  5. 5

    Assemble burgers! Slice along top of pita bread to open the pocket and spread insides of pocket with yogurt sauce. Slide tomato slice, a few cucumber slices, and cilantro leaves into pita bread then add lamb patty.