Switch up the burgers you cook on the grill in the coming weeks for Fossil Farms' all natural ostrich burgers, topped with tzatziki! 

Ostrich burgers are a more lean alternative to beef, while still delivering the same juicy bite everyone loves when sinking their teeth into a burger! Our ostrich burgers do not contain any fillers, made from a pure meat blend of 5% fat and 95% lean. Being that these burgers are more on the lean side, we suggest cooking them to medium-rare to ensure it retains as much tenderness as possible.

When grilling or cooking in a cast iron, pull the burgers off when the internal temperature is 5-10° below your preferred doneness. Let the burger rest for a few minutes prior to serving as this allows the juices to redistribute evenly throughout the burger.

If you're feeling really hands on, this recipe also includes directions for homemade burger buns but, of course, you can always opt for store bought buns!

1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
1 English cucumber, seeded, grated and drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. dill, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 packages of Fossil Farms Ostrich Burgers
2 cups warm water
1 ½ tbsp. active dry yeast
¼ cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup white sugar
1 ½ tsp. salt
6 cups bread flour

Small mixing bowl
Large mixing bowl
Sheet pan
Baking brush
Grill or cast iron pan

1. Prepare tzatziki one day ahead of making the burgers to maximize the flavors of the sauce. Mix the first seven ingredients in a small bowl to blend the ingredients for the tzatziki evenly.

2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

3. To prepare the homemade buns, dissolve sugar and warm water in a large bowl. Then, stir in yeast. Proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

4. Mix salt and oil into the yeast, and add in flour, one cup at a time.

5. Once the dough comes together, knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth.

6. Mix salt and oil into the yeast, and add in flour, one cup at a time.

7. Place dough in a well oiled bowl and turn it over a few times to coat the dough with oil. Cover bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap let stand for about an hour or until it’s almost doubled in size.

8. Punch dough down after it’s sufficiently risen and take out of bowl. Knead for a few minutes and then divide into six rounds.

9. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and place rounds on it. Brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkle sesame seeds onto the buns. All to rise while sitting on tray for about 15-30 minutes

10. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

11. For best quality, grill or cook your Ostrich Burgers in a cast iron to medium-rare. If desired, melt your favorite cheese on burger before pulling off the heat. Spread the tzatziki on your buns and top the burgers with sprouts and roasted tomatoes!

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