Greek Lamb Burgers Recipe

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.

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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).

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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!

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Once you mix up and form the burger patties, grill or pan sear and you are ready to rock!

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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.

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I hope you love this recipe just as much as Matt, my mom (who was over for dinner the first time we made them), and I did!

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Serves 6BURGERS     adjust servings

Greek Lamb Burgers

Prep Time 10 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 10 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 20 mins Total Time
These juicy and flavorful Greek burgers make a fast and easy weeknight meal.


  • 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


  1. Combine ground lamb, feta, olives, sundried tomatoes, and spinach in a bowl. Mix with your hands until evenly incorporated. Divide into 6 patties.
  2. Heat a griddle, grill pan, or grill over high heat. Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  3. Serve on pita with sliced cucumber, spinach, mint, and cucumber garlic yogurt sauce.


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Big burger fan? Here are a couple other favorite burger recipes here on the blog to try:


  1. 1

    Lamb seriously makes the most awesome burgers!! ! Check out my chipotle ones if you get a chance! Won’t leave a link, I hate when others do it to me sometimes!

  2. 3

    I will have to try it tomorrow! :)

  3. 4

    I’m already fanatical about gyros so this is right up my alley. I’ll have to see how much ground lamb costs though… hopefully it’s not too expensive!

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    Roadrunner says

    Those look awesome! Thanks!

  5. 6

    I can imagine that this burger is extremely moist and flavorful! I love lamb!

  6. 7

    This looks awesome!! :D

  7. 8

    You can’t go wrong with these ingredients! looks delish!

  8. 9

    my dad LOVES lamb but is pretty low maintainence and mianly cooks indian at home, unless i’m cooking! haha. i showed this to him and he said it “looked do-able”! which is big for him! thanks for the recipe :)

  9. 11

    I love recipes like this, simple but great looking (and probably the same taste, which is going to see tomorrow). Thanks!

  10. 13

    I made this on Sunday and it tasted amazing! I followed your suggestions and made sure to eat the lamb burgers with cucumbers mint and spinach on a pita as well as I made your cucumber yogurt garlic sauce. It was my first time cooking lamb. I’ll be sure to make it again!
    The only thing was that when I turned it on high heat, my smoke detector went off! ha. hopefully next time, it won’t go off

    • 14

      We have problems with our smoke detector when we sear meat on high, too — annoying! We’re looking into getting a better exhaust system put in…

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    Faye Holloway says

    Hi Anne –

    I can’t wait to try this, but I live in an apartment and haven’t done burgers on a pan before. Do you put anything in the pan first – cooking spray or olive oil or just throw them in the pan?

  12. 17

    Great idea to include sun dried tomatoes in your burgers. We like to go out for Greek food now I’m inspired to eat in. I linked to this post in a round up of healthy father’s day recipes. Thanks!

  13. 19

    This look so good! I will try it today. Thank u.

  14. 20

    Love this recipe. Will cook it today.

  15. 21

    Healthy and very tasty.

  16. 22

    Anne, these are wonderful! I stumbled on this recipe sometime last week and we made them last night on the grill; delicious! Thank you for the post :)


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