Thick and juicy lamb burgers are mixed with an unusual mix of flavors that enhance and complement these burgers.
Fresh toppings and a creamy sauce make these lamb burgers unforgettable!
These Greek lamb burgers are juicy wonderful bites of heaven. the flavors In the homemade ground lamb burger patties complement each other well and help to bind them together nicely so they stay thick, juicy, and perfectly shaped. finishing the burgers off with a homemade tzatziki sauce and other refreshing toppings makes these burgers a perfect summertime meal.
Why Make Lamb Burgers?
Because one can only eat so much beef and chicken! Lamb is a nice change from the ordinary plus it is a wonderful source of protein. Lamb meat is loaded with vitamins and minerals that do a body good! The only downside to lamb is it can taste a little “gamey” so if you are averse to that flavor then make sure you load up on toppings!
These burgers are topped with fresh cucumber slices, spinach, and a homemade tzatziki sauce. The crisp, cool cucumbers are perfect with the warm lamb burger and the creamy Tzatziki sauce. This is the kind of burger that will renew your faith in burgers, it tastes different than anything you’ve tasted!
Ingredients for the Lamb Burger:
- Ground lamb
- Dried red pepper flakes
- Chopped fresh mint
- Minced garlic
- Fresh spinach
- Cucumber slices
- Tzatziki sauce
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Cook A Lamb Burger
STEP ONE– Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. I like to spray the grill grates with non-spray or rub the grill with vegetable oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
STEP TWO– While the grill heats, combine ground lamb, cumin, fresh mint, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl just until combined. There is no need to overwork your meat, you want to keep it tender.
STEP THREE– Form the lamb mixture into patties. This recipe calls for 1 ½ lbs of ground lamb which will give you 4, good-sized burgers. Press your thumb into the center of each patty. The indentation will keep the burgers from puffing up during grilling.
STEP FOUR– Grill the burgers for about 7-9 minutes per side (the time will largely depend upon the thickness of your burgers). Lamb should be cooked to 160 degrees.
STEP FIVE– Serve up your cooked lamb burgers on buns with toppings and Tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!
These minted lamb burgers taste incredible as-is but they also pair well with homemade Loaded Greek Fries as a nice side dish. Summer salads like Greek Pasta Salad, and Cucumber Salad Recipe are also great options if you want to serve your warm burgers with a cold side option.
Leftover burger patties can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month. Simply reheat until cooked through (or thaw and then cook) as desired.
If you want to serve your grilled lamb burgers with feta cheese know that I fully support that decision. The combination of flavors would be incredible!
How To Make Lamb Burgers In The Oven
Spray a baking sheet or a broiler pan with non-stick spray. Prepare patties according to recipe directions and place the burgers on the prepared pan. Bake the burgers in a 350-degree F oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
Can Lamb Burgers Be Pink In The Middle?
Yes, it is safe to eat lamb with a little pink on the inside. Although with any ground protein, it is safest to eat meat at the recommended temperature. When your lamb burgers have an internal temperature of 145 degrees F they are safe to eat. So if the meat is a shade of pink, and the temp is correct, you’re perfectly fine to eat them or cook them longer to remove the pink color.
What Goes Well With Lamb Burgers?
Try serving the Greek Roasted Potatoes, Hummus Roasted Potatoes, Red Potato Salad, or this Quinoa Tabbouleh salad. All have complimenting flavors the work with the lamb and the spices in these burgers.
- 1 ½ lbs ground lamb
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup cucumber slices
- Tzatziki sauce
- Spray a grill with non stick spray and preheat to medium heat.
- in a medium bowl, combine the lamb, mint, cumin, pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. For the mixture into 4 equal patty. Make an indentation in the center of each burger.
- Grill the patties for 5-7 minutes per side or until an internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Allow the burgers to rest for 5 minutes
- Top the burgers with spinach, cucumber, and homemade tzatziki sauce.
Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 166mgSodium 688mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 43g