Have you ever had a Lamb Burger? If you have, you know that the distinctive flavor of lamb meat is so juicy, so flavorful, that you start to crave them, or their cousin, Lamb Meatballs. But right now, I love that these burgers use all those fresh veggies that are being plucked from gardens right now. Summer tomatoes from the garden on a lamb burger = heaven. This is our first harvest:
Like most meat dishes, this one improves exponentially with the quality of the meat you choose.
Add all sorts of Greek flavors like fresh oregeno, mint, feta, garlic and red onions, and you have yourself a DREAMY dinner. I sauteed the red onion and garlic first so the flavors intensified and so my kids wouldn’t bite into a raw onion, which they don’t love. Also, the kids didn’t even know it was lamb meat! So I was having my gourmet meal while they just thought we were having their favorite, burgers and corn. Besides, they indulge my love of greek food often, as you know from this post about Greek Tacos.
Here’s how I made them (for printer version click here):
1 T. olive oil
2. garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red onion, minced
1 lb. ground lamb meat
2 T. each fresh oregano, mint and dill (use dried if you don’t have fresh but fresh is best!)
1/4 c. feta cheese
1 tsp. salt
Directions: Heat olive oil in medium pan on medium-high heat. Sautee onion and garlic for 3-5 min until onions are soft. Transfer to a bowl or plate and let cool. Then add them to the lamb meat along with the herbs, feta, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Cook in same pan on medium-high heat, about 4-5 min. per side for medium doneness. Serve with red onion, tomato, Tzatziki sauce, and cucumbers.