Not a typo. These are burgers, made of lamb. The pun makes me laugh every time. There’s a Mediterranean vibe going on with the ingredients that makes these burgers satisfy your taste buds in a whole new way. Definitely delicious. Not sure they’re more nutritious, but if that’s what it takes to convince you to make ’em, then say it! BTW – these are GREAT with my pickled red onions.
makes 8 burgers
2 lbs ground lamb
10 ounces crumbled feta cheese (buy the block and crumble it yourself – key to texture and flavor)
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 minced cloves of garlic
5 tbs chopped fresh oregano
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
8 buns (or English muffins or pita pockets)
1 cup tzatziki sauce
thinly sliced red onion
thinly sliced cucumber
- Mix feta, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl, preserving some good sized chunks of feta.
- Add ground lamb and mix with your hands gently until ingredients are just dispersed. Overmixing will toughen the meat.
- Shape mixture into 8 patties, making a thumb sized depression in the center of each. Refrigerate while heating the grill.
- Heat grill to medium heat. Brush grill grate with vegetable oil. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side.
- Remove patties from grill, cover with foil and add bread (bun/ English muffin/ pita) to grill for 1 minute to warm.
- Assemble the burgers. Place one patty on the bottom half of a bun, top with 2 tbs of the tzatziki sauce, thinly slide cucumbers, and red onions and tomatoes.
- Dig in! Make sure you lick of any tzatiki that drips onto your hands – you can’t waste that on a napkin!