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FIELD STRONG: 2014-06-01

I cooked these up last night for dinner and they were gone before I went to bed. The kids loved them and I am not sure I have made burgers this flavorful in a while.


Mint Lamb Patties with Tzatziki Sauce


Lamb Patties:

3 lbs Ground Lamb
1 cup mint leaves (chopped up fine)
1/2 cup minced onion
4 cloves garlic (minced up fine)
1.5 tsp sea salt
1 tbs coconut oil


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then in a large bowl, combine the ground lamb with mint, garlic and onion. Add salt to the bowl and mash it up with your hands. Make the burgers in 6 "baseball" sized patties. Heat a skillet on high/med heat and add coconut oil. Once it is hot, add burgers and cook for 2 minutes per side. Once you have cooked both sides, put the skillet in the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes depending on how you like the cooked. Pull them out of the oven and let them sit for a few minutes, serving with cold Tzatziki sauce on top.

Tzatziki Sauce:


3 cups Greek Yogurt (Full Fat)
Juice of one lemon
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 medium cucumbers, seeded and diced
Sea salt
1 tbs fresh dill (finely chopped)


Put the cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, dill, and black pepper into food processor and process until cucumbers are finely chopped. Then stir the cucumber mixture into the Greek yogurt. Stick this in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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2 Responses to FIELD STRONG: 2014-06-01

  1. I LOVE lamb! Can’t wait to try these.

  2. The gf and I made these for dinner tonight… mashing meat is strangely therapeutic. We just finished licking our plates. Awesome recipe, thanks John.

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