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Lamb Feta Burgers

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Lamb Feta Burgers are a delectable combination of juicy, tender lamb meat, ground beef, tangy feta cheese, diced veggies, and fresh herbs, creating a unique and satisfying taste experience. This grilled burger offers a Mediterranean twist to traditional burgers and should not be missed.

Side view of a lamb burger with tzatziki sauce and pickled red onions.

Mediterranean Burgers

Ultimately, the enjoyment of a lamb feta burger comes down to personal taste preferences. If you appreciate the rich, distinct flavor of lamb and enjoy the tanginess of feta cheese, then this burger can be a delicious and satisfying choice. Put your grill master to work!

While I used 50% lamb and 50% beef in this recipe, 100% lamb would also be a delicious choice.

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Why This Recipe Works:

  • SIMPLE – We love easy dinners, and burgers are a go-to on weekends when we’re ready to indulge a bit. 
  • GREAT FLAVOR – A tender lamb and beef burger filled with feta cheese, fresh veggies, and herbs. We love a nice change from beef burgers.
  • PARTY FOOD – Burgers make the best party food and they’re fun to pair with all the sides. Who can resist a juicy burger any time of year?
A halved grilled lamb burger topped with tzatziki sauce.

Ingredients Used:

  • Ground Lamb – with 15-20% fat content
  • Ground Beef – with 15-20 % fat content (or use 100% lamb instead)
  • Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • Veggies – red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper
  • Fresh Herbs – basil and dill
  • Seasonings – garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper

Optional ingredients include fresh garlic, fresh oregano, or red pepper flakes.

The labeled ingredients for the lamb feta burgers.

How to make Lamb Feta Burgers:

Step 1
Combine the burger ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine the lamb, beef, feta cheese crumbles, diced veggies, herbs, and seasonings. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.

Alternatively, you could use a food processor to chop up the veggies and herbs and then add to the meat mixture.

Step 2
Form patties. Then use your hands to form six equal-sized patties. Flatten them slightly, use your thumb to press down the center of each patty, and place on a baking sheet.

Step 3
Grill. Light a grill to medium-high heat. Place lamb burger patties on the grill grate of a preheated grill and cook until firm and slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. You could add some additional grilling seasonings here – like seasoned salt, garlic salt, garlic powder, or onion powder.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Alternatively, you can cook the patties to your desired degree of doneness. See below.

Step 4
Rest burgers. When done, remove the burgers to a clean plate and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5
Grill burger buns. Add a thin layer of butter to the buns, and while burgers are resting, place on the grill until toasty. We like to use brioche buns for our grilled burgers.

Step 6
Serve. Serve burgers with a dollop of tzatziki sauce or toppings of your choice.

What to serve with Lamb Burgers:

A dollop of Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is a healthier Greek yogurt sauce that is perfect on top of Greek Lamb burgers. Other sides include:

NOTE: This lamb burger recipe could be used to make Greek meatballs. Simply roll the mixture into equal balls, cook them, and top with a delicious sauce.

Side view of some homemade tzatziki sauce with a tablespoon.

Other Delicious Burgers:

Here are some of our other favorite burger recipes for you to try next.

Tips for making the perfect burger:

  1. Use a higher fat ground meat. I recommend no leaner than 85%.
  2. Don’t overwork the meat. This will ensure the meat isn’t tough.
  3. If making regular patties, press your thumb into the center of the raw patty to form an indentation. We don’t want the center to plump up.
  4. Season liberally. Season the patties right before you cook them. Salt applied too far in advance will toughen the meat.
  5. Use high heat. Grill the burgers at 400 degrees or higher.
  6. Try to avoid flipping the patties too often. Let them cook on one side for several minutes before flipping to the other side.
  7. Don’t overcook. My family prefers a bit of pink but proceed at your own risk.

Burger Doneness Temps:

Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the cooked burgers and decide how you’d like to enjoy them.

  • Rare: 120 – 125
  • Medium Rare: 130 – 135
  • Medium Well: 150 – 155
  • Well Done: 160 – 165
A plate of a bun topped with a burger.

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xoxo ~Sue

Closeup on a lamb burger with tzatziki sauce.

Lamb Feta Burgers

Lamb Feta Burgers are a delectable combination of juicy, tender lamb meat, ground beef, tangy feta cheese, diced veggies, and fresh herbs, creating a unique and satisfying taste experience. This grilled burger offers a Mediterranean twist to traditional burgers and should not be missed.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lamb
  • 1 pound 85% ground beef
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper – diced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper – diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion – diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill – minced
  • 8 leaves fresh basil – minced
  • 6 ounces feta cheese cumbles
  • hamburger buns
  • serve with tzatziki sauce

Instructions

  • Combine the burger ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the lamb, beef, feta cheese crumbles, diced veggies, herbs, and seasonings. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together.
  • Form patties. Then use your hands to form six equal-sized patties. Flatten them slightly and place on a baking sheet.
  • Grill. Light a grill to medium-high heat. Place patties on the preheated grill and cook until firm and slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Alternatively, you can cook the patties to your desired degree of doneness.
    You could add some additional grilling seasonings here – like seasoned salt, garlic salt, garlic powder, or onion powder.
  • Rest burgers. When done, remove the burgers to a clean plate and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Grill burger buns. Add a thin layer of butter to the buns, and while burgers are resting, place on the grill until toasty.
  • Serve. Serve burgers with a dollop of tzatziki sauce or toppings of your choice.

Notes

Tips for making great burgers:

    1. Use a higher fat ground meat. I recommend no leaner than 85%.
    2. Don’t overwork the meat. This will ensure the meat isn’t tough.
    3. If making regular patties, press your thumb into the center of the raw patty to form an indentation. We don’t want the center to plump up.
    4. Season liberally. Season the patties right before you cook them. Salt applied too far in advance will toughen the meat.
    5. Use high heat. Grill the burgers at 400 degrees or higher.
    6. Try to avoid flipping the patties too often. Let them cook on one side for several minutes before flipping to the other side.
    7. Don’t overcook. My family prefers a bit of pink but proceed at your own risk.
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Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3mg
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One Comment

  1. I really enjoyed the taste and it was nice to try something different!

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