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Greek Lamb Burger

Greek Lamb Burger


It has been a while since I have made burgers. I have not been making them all that often because I saw them as boring. Lately I have been seeing some interesting varieties of burgers on food blogs. I realized that a burger is just a way of cooking ground meat and that you can flavour the burger any way you want. I was thinking taco spiced burgers, or a teriyaki salmon burgers, or etc....

I thought that I would start with a Greek flavoured lamb burger. I picked up some ground lamb at the market and I mixed it up with some Greek flavours including some oregano, lemon and fresh dill and mint. I then topped the burgers with some creamy homemade tzatziki, some crumbled feta along with the more common lettuce, tomato and red onions. The Greek lamb burgers turned out pretty good! The burger patty itself was nice and moist and juicy and tasty! The lamb meat had a fairly strong flavour and aroma and the fresh dill and mint went really well in it. I imagine that you could easily eat these 'burgers' in pitas to change this up a bit. I am now looking forward to experimenting with more interesting burgers.

Ingredients:
1 pound lamb (ground)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
1 tablespoon mint (chopped)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and pepper to taste
4 buns (I used whole wheat, or pitas)
lettuce
tomatoes (slices)
tzatziki
feta (crumbled)

Directions:
1. Mix the lamb, onion, garlic, oregano, dill, mint, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a bowl.
2. Form Patties with the mixture.
3. Grill, broil or pan fry the patties.
4. Assemble burgers.

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10 comments:

Anh said...

This burger is surely tasty! I love lamb burger. On the weekend, I also made this flatbread filled with lamb mince. Next I will try a burger!

Valli said...

Excellent Kevin. I love all things Greek as you have probably heard a hundred times before.Excellent photography as well by the way. This mouthwatering burger is calling me from afar!

katiez said...

I keep seeing lamb burgers and have never tried them...Now i'm inspired to - with the Greek accents - sounds wonderful!

Peter M said...

Lamb is great for burgers and yours looks tastier than anything mass produced. The homeburger rules!

Maryann said...

Kevin, I like this recipe. Lamb burgers are so tasty, and like you said, a nice change from the boring burger. Love it in a pita with the sauce too. I'm hungry. Got leftovers? :)

Nirmala said...

These look SO tasty. I want one and I don't eat meat!

Cynthia said...

Kevinnnnn, that burger looks so juicy and flavorful!

Pam said...

Kevin, that looks fantastic! Your picture, the recipe, everything is perfect.

Dan said...

Whoa, these are great! Next up is the chocolate stout cake...

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

I love lamb burgers. Sometimes we stuff ours with cheese. Good idea topping them with tzaziki.

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