Flavors of Greece: Lamb Burgers

by Matt on October 3, 2010

Sometimes, you just feel like having a burger.

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I love burgers, all of them, in any way, shape, or form. Beef, Bison, chicken, turkey, salmon, and the occasional veggie burger. Hell, I will even eat a shrimp burger if it is put in front of me. I don’t know what it is about burgers that appeals to me, but I have to have one almost daily. Maybe it is the crusty bun, the oozing cheese, or the juicy, flavorful patty? A burger is a work of art and it takes an artist to construct one.

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I was having one of those cravings the other night and decided to make lamb burgers.

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I usually make my burgers with local, grass fed beef, but I just couldn’t get the combination of lamb and feta cheese out of my head. Why this combination was in my head, I have absolutely no idea. I have never even cooked lamb before; I actually had almost no idea what it tasted like. I think my mom made it for me once and it was just “ok”. Nothing out of this world, but it stayed out of the trash can.

While Picking up my lamb at , I had to get a few other burger necessities:

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This is seriously one of the best cheeses I have ever eaten. I love and eat yogurt daily, but their cheese is even better.

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I also had to pick up some more of my new favorite burger buns. I feel like I go through an entire package of these weekly! (couldn’t find your name anywhere!) asked me the other day why I have been eating spelt bread all of a sudden. I think I might have a slight wheat allergy, but I don’t have any reactions to spelt. I will save that for another post, but if you haven’t tried spelt, you are missing out.

When I think of Lamb and feta cheese, I instantly become transported to Greece. I wanted to construct a burger with Greek inspired flavors, so I just started throwing things into a bowl:

Flavors Of Greece: Lamb Burgers

*Refer to this post on grilling the perfect burger*

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of grass fed ground lamb
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Feta cheese (I used FAGE Feta)
  • Burger buns (I used )

Preparation

  1. Combine first lamb, salt, pepper, mint, oregano, garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Shape and form into patties.
  3. Prepare grill. Grill patties for 3-4 minutes per side until done.
  4. Top patties with feta cheese and serve on buns.

Serve with garlic rosemary fries and vegetables or a salad.

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This lamb burger recipe made my entire body feel like was on ecstasy. Seriously, this is one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. It was the first lamb burger, but I know for a fact it wasn’t my last.

Guess what is on the menu for lunch?

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DadNo Gravatar October 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Yum, yum. Looks delicious

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October 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Awesome. Feta cheese is always a winner. I am really digging the look of those grilled veggies & the big chunk fries, too.

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October 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM

you are seriously a burger expert. you should definitely write a little book or tutorial on the art of making a delicious burger. :)
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October 3, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I think you say every burger is your favorite! I love it. :)

And spelt buns are one of my favs, too – yum!
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October 3, 2010 at 6:27 PM

You are quite creative when it comes to burgers! Nice work :)

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October 3, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Try it with mint jelly next time – I swear it’s worthy! :)

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October 3, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I don’t really have a wheat intolerance — but I definitely feel tired and kind of sluggish after eating it — spelt doesn’t give me that problem, so I’m with you on the spelt products!

This burger looks amazing. Feta is so good on so many things!
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October 4, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Lamb burgers are pretty amazing. They have SO much more flavour than beef, and a lamb burger puts a turkey burger to shame.

I had my first lamb burger at a place in Windsor called Motor Burger. It was called a Lamb-burgini. Get it?
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December 12, 2010 at 5:36 PM

That plate had my name written all over it. CD’s too, but not sure if I would share. ;)
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MattNo Gravatar December 12, 2010 at 6:55 PM

If you come on over, I’ll fix you a plate ;)

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