Learn how to make Greek Lamb Burgers using ground lamb and traditional Greek spices. These healthy burgers are topped with red onion, tomato, arugula, feta, kalamata olives, and tzatziki sauce for a Mediterranean burger!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
If you love Greek inspired food, then you will love these Greek Lamb Burgers! Making a homemade burger with ground lamb is just as easy as making it with ground beef or turkey.
I use my favorite FreshJax Greek Seasoning to ground lamb that creates a flavorful and tender burger. I top these Greek Lamb Burgers with traditional Greek ingredients: red onion, tomato, arugula, feta, kalamata olives, and tzatziki.
These Greek Lamb Burgers are healthy and light way to enjoy a burger; and they will transport you to a Greek island from the comfort of your own kitchen. I use TruBeef Organic Ground Lamb for these burgers, which is the only organic ground lamb I’ve ever found and it’s so good!
Ingredients for Greek Lamb Burgers
Organic Red Onion
Organic Burger Buns (I used Silver Hills Bakery Organic Sprouted Wheat Buns)
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How to Make Greek Lamb Burgers
In a medium mixing bowl, add the ground lamb, Greek seasoning, and sea salt. Mix together to combine completely.
Form the ground lamb into four 4-ounce burger patties that are about 6-inches in diameter.
In a large skillet, lightly grease with olive oil and put over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until cooked and the internal temperature is 145°F. Allow to rest for a couple minute.
Lightly toast buns, spread tzatziki on the bottom of the bun. Top with arugula, the lamb burger, red onion, tomato, feta, and the chopped olives.
Can I use ground beef or turkey?
Of course, you can use ground beef or turkey for this recipe, but you won't get the same flavor profile. Lamb is very popular in Greek cuisine, and that really makes these burgers more authentic. But, you can definitely make with ground beef or turkey the same way.
What can I use in place of arugula?
If you're not an arugula fan, in addition or in place of arugula, you can use Romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, green cabbage, or kale instead! All of these would be delicious with this burger.
Are black olives the same as kalamata olives?
Absolutely not! Sorry, the Greek in me came out. Black olives and kalamata olives are much different in texture and in flavor. Kalamata olives are a staple in Greek cuisine. They have a rich, buttery, and almost sweet taste. These are my favorite olives – ever! While black olives are my least favorite olives, haha. They have a mild taste and almost a bland flavor, in my opinion. Kalamata olives are a must on this burger to get the true Greek flavor profile!
Can I use something else besides tzatziki?
If you don't want to make my Healthy Homemade Tzatziki, you can use a little spread of mayo with a sprinkle of garlic powder and dill weed. That will be very similar and give the flavor profile of tzatziki. If you have hummus, that is also a delicious alternative for this burger too!
What can I serve with these Greek Lamb Burgers?
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
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Greek Lamb Burgers
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the ground lamb, Greek seasoning, and sea salt. Mix together to combine completely.
- Form the ground lamb into four 4-ounce burger patties that are about 6-inches in diameter.
- In a large skillet, lightly grease with olive oil and put over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until cooked and the internal temperature is 145°F. Allow to rest for a couple minute.
- Lightly toast buns, spread tzatziki on the bottom of the bun. Top with arugula, the lamb burger, red onion, tomato, feta, and the chopped olives.
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