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May 26

Greek ‘Salad’ Lamb Burger

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It’s no secret that I am burger obsessed. It really is in the pantheon of top foods in the world for me. Pizza, Vietnamese Pho, and the Burger – my top three. I think it’s the simplicity of the meal, partnered with the fact that the burger, as a food vessel, is BEGGING to be seasoned aggressively…which is exactly how I like to cook. No holds barred and FULL of FLAVOUR.

Burgers symbolize summer to me. So as the weather turns, it’s the first thing I really start to crave. While standard burger flavours are great, this Lamb Burger is pretty incredible. I love to push the seasoning and get creative on what goes inside the burger mix. Drawing on inspiration from a Greek salad, I decided to LOAD this burger with tons of flavour. Olives, tomatoes, mint, feta, and garlic all mixed up with the ground lamb. FLAVOUR EXPLOSION!! Partner all of that with a fresh, bright lemon yogurt sauce, this burger hits all of the notes for me.

This recipe pairs perfectly with a light salad, a cold drink, and a beautiful evening outside. Get out there and enjoy this one!

Ready in: 45m
Prep: 25m
Servings: 4 bugers

Ingredients

  • Burgers:
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green olives, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/3 cup panko crumbs (coconut flour if GF is desired)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Lemon Yogurt sauce:
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Toppings:
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • High quality burger bun. I like the Ace Bakery ones.

Instructions

  1. Burger time!!! Let's go. In a large bowl add in all ingredients and mix well by hand. Form into patties and let them chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Might as well turn on the BBQ at this point too. I generally start grilling on high and then reduce heat throughout the cook to avoid burning.
  2. Before grilling, make the yogurt sauce. Same rules apply, add all of the ingredients into a bowl and stir. This is a lovely condiment for any grilled veggie or meat. Will stay in the fridge well.
  3. Once the bbq is up to temp, put burgers on grill. Cook for 5-6 mins per side.
  4. Once done it's time to feast. Go the extra mile and toast the buns. It's worth it. Enjoy!

Andy's