Lamb Burgers (Tender and Juicy!)
Prepare these incredible lamb burgers to add a Greek touch to your next summer barbecue! They’re infused with minced garlic, rosemary, oregano and mint, delivering a burst of flavor with every juicy bite. Topped with tzatziki, crumbled feta and fresh veggies, you can’t get enough.
Greek cuisine is delicious and even better if you prepare it from A to Z! Then you have to try this gyro meat served with lemon rice and chicken skewers!
Greek Lamb Burgers
I’ve had a little lamb kick lately, especially after how tasty that gyro meat turned out! These lamb burgers are so delicious and a great change from the classic beef burger! They’re juicy and tender, and taste even better when you top them with fresh greens, tomatoes, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce!
I made my lamb burgers in a skillet, but I also included how to grill them since we are in the height of barbecue season. Making them on the stovetop is nice and convenient, but grilling them gives them that delicious smoky char. How you choose to prepare them is up to you! They will be delicious either way.
Ingredients for Lamb Burger Patties
That’s all you’ll need to make the tastiest lamb burgers ever! You can find the exact measurements I used below in the recipe card, but feel free to tweak the quantities to your liking.
- Ground lamb: It’s the MVP, giving burgers their unique, savory flavor that’s a step up from your usual beef patties. They are juicy and tender, perfect for those looking to try something different. You can also mix in ground beef or turkey if you like.
- Chopped garlic: Kick those burgers up a notch, adding a savory flavor that will make your taste buds sing.
- fresh rosemary: Rosemary is all about that Mediterranean vibe. It has that earthy taste that pairs like a charm with the richness of the lamb, giving it a refreshing, herbal kick.
- Dried oregano: Adds a warm, slightly peppery taste to these burgers, making them even more delicious.
- Fresh mint: For an explosion of fresh, fresh flavors in every bite!
- salt and black pepper: It’s the faithful seasonings that make everything better. They enhance all the ingredients, giving the burgers a savory kick of flavor.
- Olive oil: Last but not least, the hero who holds it all together! Olive oil keeps these lamb burgers moist and flavorful.
For the Assembly:
- hamburger buns: Use your favorite genre here! Regular hamburger buns, brioche, ciabatta, or whole-wheat buns are great options. You can even use pita bread for a fun twist.
- Mayonnaise: Spread mayonnaise on these buns for a rich, satisfying taste that perfectly complements lamb burgers.
- tzatziki: Greek vibes are coming! This fresh yogurt sauce is the best lamb burger. It’s so fresh and tasty.
- Sliced tomato: Adds a sweet, tangy flavor that cuts through the richness of the burgers.
- Sliced red onion: For a tasty crunch and a touch of flavor!
- Rocket: I love the fresh, peppery flavor that arugula adds, but you can also use lettuce, spinach or kale if you prefer.
- Crumbled feta cheese: A must for Greek dishes! It has the most amazing pungent flavor.
More great toppings
For an even more delicious Greek flavor, try mixing fresh dill or lemon juice into your meat mixture or topping your lamb burgers with kalamata olives!
Let’s make lamb burgers!
It’s actually super easy to make this lamb burger recipe at home. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish! You’ll have juicy, flavorful burgers ready in a snap.
- Prepare the pancakes: In a large bowl, add your ground lamb, garlic, rosemary, oregano, mint, salt and pepper. Mix well. Then shape your lamb into 4 round patties.
- Cook: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour your olive oil over the skillet. Cook each patty for about 4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rest: Remove the patties from your pan and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
- Toasted buns: (optional) I recommend toasting your burger buns before assembly to add some extra texture and flavor!
- To assemble: To assemble, spread mayonnaise on your buns. Place a small bed of arugula on the bottom bread, then the lamb patty on the lettuce.
- Add toppings: On your lamb patty, place your tomato, red onion and crumbled feta. Then finish with a generous helping of tzatziki sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Enjoy: Lamb burgers are eaten fresh!
Use a grill
Lamb burgers are perfect for summer barbecues! To toast your patties, heat your grill to medium heat (400-425 degrees Fahrenheit). Once your grill is up to temperature, brush the grates with a little olive oil. Then place your patties on your grill and cover. Cook about 4 minutes on each side. They should temper between 135 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have any lamb burgers left, be sure to save them as they’ll make a quick and easy lunch for later!
- In the refrigerator: Store cooked lamb patties in an airtight container or sealed bag for up to 4 days.
- In the freezer: Leftover patties can be stored in a freezer bag for 2-3 months. I recommend putting parchment paper between each patty so they don’t stick together. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
- Reheating: Reheat your burgers on the stovetop over medium heat until piping hot, or put them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping them halfway through cooking.
In a large bowl, add your ground lamb, garlic, rosemary, oregano, mint, salt and pepper. Mix well. Shape your lamb into 4 round patties.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour your olive oil over the skillet. Cook each patty about 4 minutes per side, internal temperature should reach 135-140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the patties from your pan and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
To assemble, spread mayonnaise on your buns. Place a small bed of arugula on the bottom bun and the lamb patty on the lettuce.
On your lamb patty, place your tomato, red onion and crumbled feta. Finish with a generous helping of tzatziki sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
To be enjoyed fresh!
calories622calories (31%)Carbohydrates23g (8%)Protein33g (66%)Fat44g (68%)Saturated fat18g (90%)Polyunsaturated fats4gMonounsaturated fat18gCholesterol124mg (41%)Sodium895mg (37%)Potassium446mg (13%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A12UIVitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium101mg (ten%)Iron4mg (22%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.