Curried lamb slider mini burgers at Tartine- recipe

When I taste something delectable and can’t stop thinking about it, I like to share with the world. I attended a rooftop party a little bit ago that showcased some locally-owned businesses including Tartine, a new French bistro in Clive, Iowa serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. My friends and I sampled a curried lamb slider that was so divine that we devised a plan to get some more (though they were free for everyone). The plan included me getting a picture with Lynn, co-owner of Tartine.  I also have eaten one of their cream puffs, which before I popped in my mouth had low expectations since I tend to have high standards where desserts are concerned. I can tell you that the puff pastry was flaky and buttery and the cream on the inside was the perfect creamy smooth texture and not too sweet. I was having a moment.  See below for a recipe I found for a curried lamb burger, if you are the adventurous cooking type… but for the majority of you who are not, and live in Iowa, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed once you happen into Tartine. (They also cater)

Tartine French bistro

I’ll let them say it themselves:

Tartine is proud to be locally owned and operated. We feel privileged to be able to work with other like minded companies and are striving to create a sense of local pride in not only the Des Moines area, but in the state of Iowa. We revel in being able to support such companies through the usage and sale of Iowa microbrew beers, organic t-shirts and apparel, and utilizing as many local and fresh ingredients as possible in the preparation of our cuisine.

Delicious breakfast, fast lunch and casual dinner Read menu here

Curry-Masala Lamb Burgers With Yogurt Sauce from

By C. Taylor on January 02, 2008


    1. 1 lb ground lamb
    2. 1 tablespoon curry powder
    3. 1 tablespoon masala mixed spice
    4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
    5. salt and pepper
    6. 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
    7. 1/3 cup mint, finely chopped
    8. 1 garlic cloves, finely diced
    9. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    10. 1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably full-fat
    11. 4 -5 small pita bread


  1. In a large bowl, mix the lamb, curry powder, masala spice and salt and pepper well. Form lamb into 4-5 patties, depending on how thick you like your burgers. Place patties on a plate, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cilantro, mint, garlic and squeeze of lemon juice. Add the yogurt and stir until mixed. Set aside.
  3. Coat lamb patties with a little olive oil and either cook in a cast iron skillet on the stove or on the grill. Either way, the patties will need about 3 minutes on either side.
  4. Serve the patties in the pita bread, topped with the sauce.

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