Lamb & Feta Burgers

READY IN: 40mins
Bergy
Recipe by English_Rose

Delicately spiced morsels with a cooling yogurt dip - perfect party food. Serve with 1 cup plain yogurt mixed with 2 tbs chopped mint and salt and pepper to taste. Uncooked burgers can be frozen.

Top Review by SarasotaCook

Very very good! I love lamb so this was great. I made mine full size, but they would be awesome appetizers I served them on a hearty whole grin wheat roll which I thought really made the burger even better. And I toasted it. No butter or oil, just lightly toasted. I did drain the yogurt as I made the burgers and added just a bit of lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice to the sauce which I thought was really good. For the burgers, I always add all the ingredients other than the meat first and mix well. Lamb especially can get very tough if over mixed. I did not deseed my pepper as my pepper was a bit mild and I wanted the heat (personal preference) I used the feta cubes as suggested, but I did cut mine smaller (since I did a full size burger) so I added a few more. They came out perfect. Mine took 12 minutes, but I cooked mine just a bit longer in the pan to get a good crust or sear on the burger. I garnished with very thin cucumber slices and very thin onion slices (got the idea from the pic) that I tossed with lemon juice, olive oil, s/p and dried oregano. They just marinated from the time I started the burger, nothing much. Then I also had some fresh baby spinach. So ... the excellent burgers. no changes. Just a little lemon to the sauce and then my garnish. A HIT and will make over and over and party food would be great! Definitely not hard at all.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. First make the dip by mixing together the yogurt and mint with a little seasoning, then chill until ready to serve.
  2. Tip the lamb into a big bowl with the spices, chili, herbs, Worcestershire sauce and egg. Season, then get your hands in and mix well. Divide the mixture into 16.
  3. Shape into burgers, pushing a cube of cheese into the centre of each and sealing inches Chill until just before your guests arrive.
  4. Heat oven to 400F and heat the oil in a frying pan.
  5. Fry the burgers for 1-2 mins until brown on each side, then transfer to a baking tray. Put in the oven for 15-20 mins until cooked through and piping hot.
  6. Pile onto a big plate and serve with the dip on the side.

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