These Greek lamb burgers with feta are packed with flavor and super nutritious! A simple, delicious dinner for any time of year.
Do you guys remember a while 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.
Greek Burgers with Lamb, Feta, and Spinach
These burgers are just as comforting as a typical burger, but they’re healthier and full of unique Mediterranean flavors!
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 or beef too! A combination would be tasty, 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!
How to Make Greek Burgers
These burgers come together in just 20 minutes, so they make a perfect quick (and healthy!) weeknight meal.
Start by combining all your ingredients (ground lamb/turkey/beef, feta, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, and spinach) into a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until well-incorporated. (Try not to over-work the meat, though!). Then, divide into 6 patties and set aside.
Next, heat a griddle/grill pan/grill to high heat. (A skillet works, too, just make sure to add some olive oil). Cook the patties for about 4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
We love to serve these burgers with either a whole wheat bun or pita bread, or even atop salad. Either way, I’d recommend making sure that cucumber, spinach, mint or basil, and the cucumber yogurt sauce are involved! (Instructions for the sauce are below). Sliced bell peppers and/or arugula would be delicious, too.
The flavors go together really well. And you guys know I love bulking up meals with extra veggie power!
Cucumber Yogurt Garlic Sauce
To make this tasty Greek-inspired sauce, you’ll need:
- 6 oz of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic (peeled)
- juice from 1 whole lemon
- 1/3 of a cucumber (sliced)
Place all the ingredients into a food processor, and whirl until smooth. That’s it!
I hope you love these burgers just as much as Matt, my mom (who was over for dinner the first time we made them), and I did!
The full Greek lamb burgers with feta recipe is at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
Big burger fan? Here are a couple other favorite burger recipes here on the blog to try:
- Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce
- Easy Lentil Veggie Burgers (vegan)
- Mexican Black Bean Spinach Burgers (vegan)
- Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa
- Black Bean and Pumpkin Veggie Burgers (vegan)
- 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.