Do you guys remember a few months ago when I mentioned that Matt and I made some Greek lamb burgers that were crazy delicious, but dropped the ball on measuring anything/actually having a formal recipe to share? Well, my friends, the wait is now over. Greek Lamb Burgers for all! You’ll want to make these ASAP, trust me.
The beauty of this recipe, as with most of my recipes, is that it’s pretty flexible. If there’s an ingredient you’re not feeling, simply leave it out. One thing you won’t want to skip, though, is the sauce. We’ve discovered that these are amazing with my Cucumber Yogurt Garlic Sauce (<—super old but awesome recipe).
I’ve been really into lamb lately, but if you’re not, no worries. These would work well with ground turkey too!
The key to these burgers (as with any really good burger, in my opinion), is the add-ins! I first got the idea to make Greek-themed burgers from my friend Karen, and it was genius. Adding in chopped spinach, olives, feta, and sundried tomatoes into the ground meat makes for a seriously delicious combination. So flavorful, juicy, and savory!
Once you mix up and form the burger patties, grill or pan sear and you are ready to rock!
You can serve the burgers atop salad or in a bun/pita, but I’d recommend making sure that cucumber, spinach, mint or basil, and the cucumber yogurt sauce are involved. The flavors go together really well – and you guys know I love bulking up meals with extra veggie power.
Greek Lamb Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (6 burgers)
- 1 pound ground lamb (or turkey)
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
- 1 cup packed baby spinach, chopped
- For serving: whole wheat bun or pita bread, sliced cucumber, baby spinach, fresh mint, cucumber garlic yogurt sauce
- Combine ground lamb, feta, olives, sundried tomatoes, and spinach in a bowl. Mix with your hands until evenly incorporated. Divide into 6 patties.
- Heat a griddle, grill pan, or grill over high heat. Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
- Serve on pita with sliced cucumber, spinach, mint, and cucumber garlic yogurt sauce.Powered by Recipage
Big burger fan? Here are a couple other favorite burger recipes here on the blog to try: