Mediterranean Lamb Burgers

lamburgerLooking for a little different burger to grill? Try these delicious lamb burgers with Mediterranean spices, herbed mayonnaise, feta cheese, pickled onions, and arugula.

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers

  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 3 teaspoons of garlic, through a garlic press
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly
  • Herbed mayonnaise(recipe below)
  • Pickled onions (second recipe in this post)
  • Baby arugula
  • Feta cheese
  • Toasted buns
  1. Place ground lamb in a large bowl.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and egg.
  3. Mix to combine thoroughly (I use my hands to do this in order to get it well combined).
  4. Form into six patties and grill on high heat, about four minutes per side until lamb has an internal temperature of about 145 (for medium rare) to 160 (medium).
  5. Allow lamb to rest while you prepare the mayonnaise and toast buns.
  6. Spread toasted buns with prepared mayonnaise.
  7. Top burger with pickled onions, arugula, and feta cheese.

Herbed Mayonnaise

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • leaves from four sprigs of fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups lite olive oil
  1. In a food processor, pulse garlic and oregano several times until well chopped.
  2. Scrape down sides of food processor.
  3. Add salt, egg yolks, and vinegar.
  4. Turn on food processor to blend.
  5. With food processor running continuously, add oil a few drops at a time to start, and then in a slow, steady stream until mayonnaise emulsifies.

For gluten-free burgers, serve burger on a bed of rice or arugula topped with herbed mayonnaise and pickled onions.

For dairy free, make sure you’re using a goat’s milk feta cheese or eliminate feta altogether.

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