Greek Lamb Burgers

Blazing Hot Wok

There’s a new blogging event called Regional Recipes, hosted over at Blazing Hot Wok, that celebrates food from all over the world – each month a new region is selected – this month the region is Greece and the recipes are supposed to reflect that theme.

I chose to highlight a Greek lamb burger that I made a month or so ago, with mostly local ingredients. All of the vegetable ingredients are local, at least – the tomatoes, the cucumbers, the onions, even the mint and oregano in the burgers.

This summer has been all about making unusual burgers – this one, at least, is a keeper.

Greek Lamb Burger

Greek Lamb Burgers

1 1/2 lb. ground lamb
1 tbsp. fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tbsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Greek seasoning
6 oz. feta cheese crumbles

For assembly:
Black Olive Mayo (recipe below)
Tzatziki Sauce (recipe here)
Sliced Roma tomatoes
Sliced cucumbers
4 hamburger buns
Lettuce leaves
Red onion, sliced

Mix burger ingredients together (including feta), and form into 4 patties. Grill 5 minutes on each side on medium direct heat, and then cook for a couple more minutes until done. Toast your buns on the grill as the burgers cook.

To build your burger, spread the bottom bun with a nice thick dollop of the black olive mayo, and then put the burger, which you then top with lettuce, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Top with burger bun and serve.

Black Olive Mayonnaise
recipe courtesy Epicurious

2/3 c. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. black olive tapenade
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Stir together all ingredients. Chill, covered, 1 hour (for flavors to develop)

2 thoughts on “Greek Lamb Burgers

  1. dp

    Wonderful! Thanks for participating.

    I love lamb burgers (especially accompanied by sweet potato fries)! Yours looks wonderfully thick and juicy and I’m sure the fresh herbs give it a nice touch. I’ve never had the black olive mayo. I’ll have to try it next time. Or maybe on top of a salami sandwich?

  2. Vicki

    Forgive me for commenting on a post, but I couldn’t find a way to email you – when I’m on your site, I can’t see your menu bar (About, Restaurant Menus, Eating Local, etc), all I see is black boxes. I tried in both Firefox and IE with the same result. I love your blog, and subscribe in Google Reader, so it doesn’t affect me unless I click through, but I just thought you’d want to know in case others have the same issue. Lamb burgers are bookmarked 🙂

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