Greek Lamb Burgers

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!

If you love making homemade burgers as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Salsa Verde Burger Bowls, Avocado Lettuce Wrap Burgers, or my Easy Chicken Taco Burgers.

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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!

greek lamb burger with fries

Ingredients for Greek Lamb Burgers

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

TruBeef Organic Ground Lamb

FreshJax Greek Seasoning

Organic Valley Feta

Organic Red Onion

Organic Tomato

Organic Arugula

Organic Pitted Kalamata Olives

Healthy Homemade Tzatziki

Organic Burger Buns (I used Silver Hills Bakery Organic Sprouted Wheat Buns)

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Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Cast Iron Skillet (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off your order!)

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How to Make Greek Lamb Burgers

Step 1

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. 

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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FAQ's

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?

I like to serve my Lemon Herb French Fries with these burgers. You can also enjoy them with organic pita chips!

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

Mimi Council
Enjoy traditional Greek flavors on a burger with this recipe for Greek Lamb Burgers. Juicy lamb burgers are topped with creamy tzatziki sauce, tangy feta cheese, crisp lettuce, red onion, and tomato. Whether grilled to perfection on a summer afternoon or pan-seared for a cozy dinner, Greek lamb burgers are a delightful twist on a classic favorite, offering a taste of Greece in every savory bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Makes 4 servings
Calories 642 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon FreshJax Greek Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • arugula
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • 4 slices red onion
  • ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives (chopped)
  • 4 ounces feta
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • ¼ cup tzatziki sauce

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 642kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 29gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 1527mgPotassium: 563mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 494IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 277mgIron: 4mg
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