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Greek-Style Lamb Burger Recipe

Greek-Style Lamb Burger Recipe

By Nichole Dailey

Deeply flavored and super juicy, this lamb burger recipe with its Greek-inspired flavors makes a great change of pace from typical beef burgers. And the combo of creamy whipped feta and tangy quick pickled onions take it over the top. For the best flavor, you want to let the pickles marinate for at least an hour, so plan ahead.

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

25 Min




This recipe serves:


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Pickled Onions
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Teaspoon sugar
Whipped Feta
4 Ounce feta cheese
1/2 Cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
2 Teaspoon honey
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 Pound ground lamb
1/2 Pound ground pork
2 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint
2 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill
3 Clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns, toasted if you like
Sliced tomato (optional)
Lettuce (optional)


  • 1

    Make the pickled onions: In a small bowl, toss the onion with the lemon juice, salt, and sugar. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour, preferably two. If not using right away, refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  • 2

    Make the whipped feta: Combine the feta, yogurt, honey, lemon zest, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth. If needed, at water a tablespoon at a time to loosen. Remove from the food processor and fold in the chopped herbs. Set aside until ready to use.

  • 3

    When ready to cook, preheat the Traeger with the lid closed to 475°F; this will take at least 15 minutes.

    475 ˚F / 246 ˚C

  • 4

    Meanwhile, make the lamb burgers: In a large bowl, combine the lamb, pork, mint, dill, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently mix with your hands being careful not to overwork the meat. Divide the mixture into 4 equal balls. Press into patties a little larger than your buns.

  • 5

    Place the patties directly on the grill grates and close the lid. Cook until well browned on one side, then flip, and cook until your desired doneness. For medium rare, take the burgers off when the internal temperature is 145°F on an instant read thermometer; for medium 150°F. This will take a total of 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the burger.

  • 6

    Place the patties on the buns and top with a generous dollop of whipped feta and some pickled onions. Add lettuce and sliced tomatoes, as desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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