Greek-Style Lamb Burgers


Greek-Style Lamb Burgers

These Greek-style lamb burgers topped with tzatziki, feta, and all the fixins’ are a fun way to change up the standard cookout fare. The secret to making the burgers extra flavorful and juicy is mixing a panade, or bread and milk paste, into the ground meat along with lots of seasoning. You can’t taste the panade, but it guarantees tender and juicy burgers every time, especially if you like your burgers a little more well done or you accidentally overcook them (a little insurance never hurts!). If you can’t find ground lamb, feel free to substitute 80/20 ground beef.

What You’ll Need To Make Greek-Style Lamb Burgers

lamb burger ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

Combine the bread pieces and milk in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until a paste forms. panade

Add the shallots, garlic, mint, oregano, salt, and pepper.
adding seasonings to the panade

Mix well.

panade and seasoning mixture

Add the lamb.

adding meat

Use your hands to mix until well combined.

lamb burger mixture

Form the meat mixture into 6 oval-shaped patties about ½-inch thick.

lamb burger patties

Oil the grilling grates. Grill the patties, covered, until nicely browned on the first side, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip the burgers and cook for a few minutes more until desired doneness is reached.

lamb burgers on the grill

Place the burgers on a tray and cover with foil while you warm the pita rounds on the grill. Assemble the burgers and pass the toppings and tzatziki sauce alongside.

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