Greek Lamb Burgers


Eggless High Altitude Lunch & Dinner No Seed Oils | Published August 14, 2023 by Mimi Council

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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.

greek lamb burger with fries

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!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Organic Lamb: This ingredient is not readily available in stores, so it's a real treat when you do get it! I buy it from TruBeef Organic and it's so good!

Greek Inspired: If you're a fan of Greek food, this burger has everything you love. Arugula, tomato, red onion, Feta, and Kalamata olives together with a juicy lamb burger in a bun.

Twist on a Classic: If you make homemade burgers a lot, try this twist on the classic burger!

greek lamb burger with fries

Ingredients

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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Step by Step Instructions

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.

greek lamb burger with fries

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!

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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
  

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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